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Big Year 2017

The winner will submit the pictures of the largest number of bird species taken on the territory of European Russia during this year.

You can see previous years competitions results here: 2016

participants


* number inside brackets means the number of species photographed in 2017
1. Anna Golubeva (267)
13. Elena Valova (76)
15. Anna Yasko (58)
17. Elena Koval (57)
22. Denis Zhbir (40)
30. Yakov Oskanov (22)
35. Maxim Lanin (19)
38. Nikita Tiunov (14)
40. Boris Georgi (11)
41. Sergey Volkov (10)
54. Ilya Ukolov (2)

all species photographed in 2017


* in order of appearance (number inside brackets means the date of first record "month-day" )
1. Tree Sparrow (01-01)
2. Great Tit (01-01)
3. Common Goldeneye (01-01)
4. Goosander (01-01)
5. House Sparrow (01-01)
6. Common Redpoll (01-01)
9. Horned Lark (01-01)
10. Yellowhammer (01-01)
11. Eurasian Goldfinch (01-01)
12. Crested Lark (01-01)
13. Eurasian Jay (01-01)
14. Common Treecreeper (01-01)
15. Eurasian Siskin (01-01)
16. Snow Bunting (01-01)
17. Common Sparrowhawk (01-01)
18. Willow Tit (01-01)
19. Rook (01-01)
20. Blue Tit (01-02)
21. Hawfinch (01-02)
25. Mandarin Duck (01-02)
27. Fieldfare (01-03)
30. Common Raven (01-04)
31. European Robin (01-04)
32. Spotted Nutcracker (01-04)
33. Eurasian Blackbird (01-04)
34. Mallard (01-04)
35. Bohemian Waxwing (01-04)
37. Common Coot (01-04)
38. Black-headed Gull (01-04)
39. Common Pochard (01-04)
40. Tufted Duck (01-04)
41. Whooper Swan (01-04)
42. Mute Swan (01-04)
43. Yellow-legged Gull (01-04)
44. Long-tailed Tit (01-04)
45. Rock Pigeon (01-04)
46. Northern Goshawk (01-04)
47. Eurasian Jackdaw (01-04)
48. Hooded Crow (01-05)
51. Great Cormorant (01-05)
52. Grey Heron (01-05)
53. Great Grey Shrike (01-05)
56. Common Buzzard (01-05)
57. Coal Tit (01-05)
58. Grey Partridge (01-06)
59. Black Woodpecker (01-07)
61. Common Chaffinch (01-08)
63. Azure Tit (01-09)
64. Northern Wren (01-09)
65. Ural Owl (01-09)
66. Little Grebe (01-09)
67. Eurasian Linnet (01-10)
68. Common Teal (01-11)
69. Smew (01-11)
70. White Wagtail (01-12)
71. Mew Gull (01-12)
73. Black-Necked Grebe (01-13)
74. Black Redstart (01-13)
75. Common Chiffchaff (01-13)
76. Common Moorhen (01-13)
77. Northern Pintail (01-13)
78. Little Bustard (01-13)
79. Rock Bunting (01-14)
80. Common Kingfisher (01-14)
81. Northern Hawk Owl (01-14)
82. Eurasian Bullfinch (01-14)
84. Grey Wagtail (01-14)
85. Lesser Kestrel (01-14)
86. Lammergeier (01-15)
87. Crested Tit (01-15)
88. Brambling (01-16)
89. Lapland Longspur (01-16)
90. Willow Ptarmigan (01-17)
91. Common Starling (01-17)
92. Common Pheasant (01-17)
93. Great Grey Owl (01-17)
94. Goldcrest (01-18)
95. Mistle Thrush (01-20)
96. Redwing (01-20)
97. Hoary Redpoll (01-20)
98. Bearded Tit (01-21)
99. Dalmatian Pelican (01-21)
100. Marsh Tit (01-21)
101. Red Crossbill (01-22)
102. Syrian Woodpecker (01-25)
105. Eurasian Wigeon (01-28)
106. Song Thrush (01-28)
107. Pallas's Gull (01-29)
110. Red Knot (01-31)
111. Pine Grosbeak (02-02)
112. Eurasian Pygmy-Owl (02-02)
113. Great White Egret (02-02)
114. Long-eared Owl (02-04)
115. Long-legged Buzzard (02-04)
117. Herring Gull (02-08)
118. Sandwich Tern (02-09)
119. Red-crested Pochard (02-10)
120. Little Gull (02-11)
121. Boreal Owl (02-13)
122. Wood Pigeon (02-14)
123. Golden Eagle (02-18)
124. Tawny Owl (02-19)
125. Eurasian Bittern (02-19)
126. Water Rail (02-19)
127. Corn Bunting (02-20)
128. Spanish Sparrow (02-20)
129. Gadwall (02-24)
130. Caspian Gull (02-26)
131. Northern Shoveler (02-27)
132. Short-eared Owl (03-01)
133. Purple Sandpiper (03-02)
134. Ferruginous Duck (03-02)
135. Mediterranean Gull (03-02)
136. Red-Necked Grebe (03-03)
137. Greater Scaup (03-03)
138. Arctic Loon (03-03)
139. Common Kestrel (03-04)
141. European Shag (03-04)
142. Common Stonechat (03-07)
143. Hen Harrier (03-07)
144. Ruff (03-07)
145. Calandra Lark (03-07)
146. Pygmy Cormorant (03-07)
147. Sky Lark (03-08)
150. Northern Lapwing (03-12)
151. Stock Pigeon (03-14)
152. Dunlin (03-14)
153. Ruddy Shelduck (03-14)
154. Garganey (03-14)
155. Barn Swallow (03-16)
156. Common Redshank (03-17)
157. Kentish Plover (03-17)
158. Common Shelduck (03-17)
160. Black-tailed Godwit (03-21)
162. Meadow Pipit (03-25)
163. Wood Lark (03-25)
164. Peregrine Falcon (03-26)
165. Isabelline Wheatear (03-28)
166. Little Crake (03-28)
167. Eurasian Curlew (03-28)
168. Pied Avocet (03-28)
169. Marsh Sandpiper (03-28)
170. Alpine Swift (03-28)
171. Northern Wheatear (03-28)
172. Black-winged Stilt (03-29)
173. Bluethroat (03-29)
175. Citrine Wagtail (03-29)
176. Hoopoe (03-29)
177. Eurasian Spoonbill (03-29)
178. Slender-billed Gull (03-29)
179. Common Crane (03-30)
180. Baraba Steppe Gull (03-30)
181. Eurasian Wryneck (04-02)
182. Tree Pipit (04-02)
183. Water Pipit (04-02)
185. Dunnock (04-02)
186. Purple Heron (04-03)
187. Bewick's Swan (04-04)
189. Bean Goose (04-06)
190. Green Sandpiper (04-06)
191. Black Kite (04-06)
192. Yellow Wagtail (04-07)
194. Pallid Harrier (04-07)
196. Osprey (04-08)
197. Great Snipe (04-08)
198. Wood Warbler (04-08)
199. Black Tern (04-10)
200. Common Swift (04-10)
201. Little Stint (04-10)
203. Greater Sand Plover (04-11)
204. Common Snipe (04-11)
205. Red-fronted Serin (04-11)
206. Eurasian Dipper (04-11)
210. Demoiselle Crane (04-15)
211. Common Sandpiper (04-15)
212. Squacco Heron (04-17)
213. Wood Sandpiper (04-17)
214. Common Greenshank (04-19)
215. Collared Pratincole (04-19)
216. Ruddy Turnstone (04-19)
218. Pied Flycatcher (04-20)
219. Eurasian Redstart (04-20)
220. Little Tern (04-21)
222. Temminck's Stint (04-21)
223. Arctic Skua (04-22)
225. Sand Martin (04-22)
226. White-winged Tern (04-22)
227. Sanderling (04-22)
228. Montagu's Harrier (04-22)
229. Little Egret (04-23)
230. Common Tern (04-23)
231. Blackcap (04-23)
232. Little Owl (04-23)
233. Whiskered Tern (04-23)
234. Red-throated Pipit (04-24)
235. Grey Plover (04-24)
236. Merlin (04-24)
237. Willow Warbler (04-24)
239. Bar-tailed Godwit (04-24)
240. Ortolan Bunting (04-24)
241. Cattle Egret (04-24)
242. Whinchat (04-24)
243. Common Nightingale (04-25)
244. Eurasian Scops-Owl (04-25)
245. Caspian Tern (04-25)
246. Greylag Goose (04-25)
247. Gull-billed Tern (04-25)
248. Spotted Crake (04-25)
249. Sedge Warbler (04-26)
250. Eurasian Woodcock (04-26)
251. Jack Snipe (04-26)
252. Cetti's Warbler (04-26)
254. Glossy Ibis (04-26)
255. Terek Sandpiper (04-26)
256. Spotted Redshank (04-27)
257. Slavonian Grebe (04-27)
258. Menetries Warbler (04-27)
260. Saker Falcon (04-27)
261. White-winged Lark (04-28)
262. Pied Wheatear (04-28)
263. Tawny Pipit (04-28)
264. Asian Grey Shrike (04-29)
265. Booted Eagle (04-29)
266. Collared Flycatcher (04-29)
267. Eurasian Hobby (04-29)
268. Black Stork (04-30)
269. Common Cuckoo (04-30)
270. Lesser Whitethroat (04-30)
272. Red-footed Falcon (05-01)
273. Canada Goose (05-02)
274. Eurasian Whimbrel (05-03)
275. Northern Hazelhen (05-03)
276. Thrush Nightingale (05-03)
279. Curlew Sandpiper (05-05)
280. Common Whitethroat (05-05)
282. Spotted Flycatcher (05-06)
283. Great Rosefinch (05-06)
284. Red-backed Shrike (05-07)
285. Great Reed Warbler (05-09)
286. Savi's Warbler (05-11)
287. Common Quail (05-12)
288. Common Rosefinch (05-12)
290. Griffon Vulture (05-13)
291. White Stork (05-13)
294. European Nightjar (05-15)
295. Paddyfield Warbler (05-15)
296. Lesser Grey Shrike (05-15)
297. Little Bittern (05-17)
298. Barred Warbler (05-18)
299. Garden Warbler (05-18)
301. Icterine Warbler (05-19)
302. Greenish Warbler (05-19)
303. Booted Warbler (05-20)
306. European Bee-eater (05-20)
308. Corncrake (05-21)
309. Marsh Warbler (05-21)
310. Eurasian Roller (05-21)
311. Levant Sparrowhawk (05-22)
312. Red-headed bunting (05-22)
313. Rosy Starling (05-23)
315. River Warbler (05-25)
316. Ring Ouzel (05-25)
317. Cinereous Vulture (05-25)
318. White-headed Duck (05-27)
320. Red-billed Chough (06-04)
324. Firecrest (06-11)
325. Egyptian Vulture (06-14)
326. Eurasian Eagle-Owl (06-15)
328. Arctic Tern (06-16)
329. King Eider (06-21)
330. Lanceolated Warbler (06-23)
331. Green Leaf-Warbler (06-23)
332. Wallcreeper (06-25)
333. Alpine Accentor (06-25)
334. Great White Pelican (06-25)
335. Steppe Eagle (06-26)
336. Alpine Chough (06-28)
337. Red-throated Loon (07-09)
338. Twite (07-10)
339. Atlantic Puffin (07-10)
340. Eurasian Rock Pipit (07-10)
341. Black Guillemot (07-10)
342. Razorbill (07-10)
344. Common Eider (07-10)
345. Glaucous Gull (07-12)
346. Velvet Scoter (07-12)
347. Black Scoter (07-12)
348. Yellow-billed Loon (07-13)
349. Steller's Eider (07-14)
350. Rock Ptarmigan (07-14)
352. Rustic Bunting (08-04)
353. Eurasian Dotterel (08-12)

Big Year 2017

1. Anna Golubeva (267)
2. Evgeniy Sofronov (204)
3. Mikhail Kalagin (195)
4. Igor Torgachkin (176)
5. Alexandr Masalev (164)
more...

rare birds records


Yellow-billed Loon (Gavia adamsii)

© Anna Golubeva
2017-07-13



White-tailed Lapwing (Vanellochettusia leucura)

© Mikhail Kalagin
2017-04-15

New species for Ulyanovsk region


Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima)

© Igor Torgachkin
2017-03-14
City Novorossiysk, Krasnodar region, Sudzhukskaya lagoon.

The second year of observations purple sandpiper in Novorossiysk (the first meeting was in 2016 in the same place), made by a number of observers.


Pomarine Skua (Stercorarius pomarinus)

© Ilya Ukolov
2014-10-04
Moscow region

rare record in Moskow region

more rarities...

recent video

2017-09-11. Northern House Martin (Galina Katanova), Eurasian Wryneck (Galina Katanova), Common Treecreeper (Galina Katanova), Eurasian Wigeon (Galina Katanova), Barn Swallow (Galina Katanova), Fieldfare (Galina Katanova), Eurasian Siskin (Galina Katanova).

2017-07-27. Slavonian Grebe (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva), Great Spotted Woodpecker (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva), Common Goldeneye (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

2017-07-06. Sedge Warbler (Vladislav Iopek), Yellowhammer (Vladislav Iopek).

2017-07-04. Corncrake (Andrey Prokhorov).

2017-06-10. Yellow-breasted Bunting (Andrey Prokhorov).

2017-06-08. Great Snipe (Nikolaj Karanov).

more video...

unidentified birds


2017-09-13

Андрей Баздырев: Нет, просто небольшой пересвет + клюв и характер окраски верха иной. Да и сложно было бы ожидать хохотуна в Спб. Теперь вот засомневался в сторону
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2017-09-03

Андрей Коваленко: Широкохвостка.

2017-07-31

Андрей Баздырев: Вполне может быть средиземноморской: очень уж массивным выглядит клюв, глаз кажется крупным

2017-05-27

Андрей Коваленко: По мне скорее барабинка...

2017-03-10

Галина Катанова: чуть длиннее куриного яйца, где-то 7,5 см, и уже

more unidentified birds...