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Big Year 2020

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

You can see previous years competitions results here: 2017 2018 2019

participants


* number inside brackets means the number of species photographed in 2020

all species photographed in 2020


* in order of appearance (number inside brackets means the date of first record "month-day" )
1. Long-legged Buzzard (2020-01-01)
2. Great White Egret (2020-01-01)
3. Great Grey Shrike (2020-01-01)
4. Eurasian Blackbird (2020-01-01)
5. Carrion Crow (2020-01-01)
6. Northern Reed Bunting (2020-01-01)
7. Common Coot (2020-01-01)
8. Mallard (2020-01-01)
9. Goosander (2020-01-01)
10. Northern Wren (2020-01-01)
11. Common Redshank (2020-01-01)
12. Bewick's Swan (2020-01-01)
13. Common Goldeneye (2020-01-01)
14. Mute Swan (2020-01-01)
15. Eurasian Wigeon (2020-01-01)
16. Whooper Swan (2020-01-01)
17. Rook (2020-01-01)
18. Common Shelduck (2020-01-01)
19. Horned Lark (2020-01-01)
20. Tree Sparrow (2020-01-01)
21. Azure Tit (2020-01-01)
22. Common Teal (2020-01-01)
23. Eastern Buzzard (2020-01-01)
24. White-tailed Sea-Eagle (2020-01-02)
25. Grey Heron (2020-01-02)
26. Bohemian Waxwing (2020-01-02)
27. Water Rail (2020-01-02)
28. Red-breasted Merganser (2020-01-02)
29. Tufted Duck (2020-01-02)
30. Red-crested Pochard (2020-01-02)
31. Smew (2020-01-02)
32. Mistle Thrush (2020-01-02)
33. European Greenfinch (2020-01-02)
34. Brambling (2020-01-02)
35. Pygmy Cormorant (2020-01-04)
36. Black-throated Thrush (2020-01-04)
37. Guldenstadt's Redstart (2020-01-04)
38. Eurasian Jackdaw (2020-01-04)
39. Great Cormorant (2020-01-04)
40. Red-mantled Rosefinch (2020-01-04)
41. Eversmann's Redstart (2020-01-04)
42. Black-Necked Grebe (2020-01-04)
43. Common Pheasant (2020-01-04)
44. Hen Harrier (2020-01-04)
45. Common Raven (2020-01-04)
46. White Wagtail (2020-01-04)
47. Northern Lapwing (2020-01-04)
48. Northern Pintail (2020-01-04)
49. Pallas's Gull (2020-01-04)
50. Water Pipit (2020-01-04)
51. Slavonian Grebe (2020-01-04)
52. Great Tit (2020-01-04)
53. Great Crested Grebe (2020-01-04)
54. House Sparrow (2020-01-04)
55. Yellowhammer (2020-01-05)
56. Corn Bunting (2020-01-05)
57. Long-tailed Rosefinch (2020-01-05)
58. Western Marsh-Harrier (2020-01-05)
59. Common Kestrel (2020-01-05)
60. Red-billed Chough (2020-01-05)
61. Black-Billed Magpie (2020-01-05)
62. Eurasian Goldfinch (2020-01-06)
63. Ruddy Shelduck (2020-01-06)
64. Crested Lark (2020-01-06)
65. Merlin (2020-01-06)
66. Common Buzzard (2020-01-06)
67. Ibisbill (2020-01-06)
68. Black-breasted Tit (2020-01-06)
69. Common Chaffinch (2020-01-07)
70. Common Pochard (2020-01-07)
71. Mew Gull (2020-01-07)
72. Little Grebe (2020-01-07)
73. Red-Necked Grebe (2020-01-07)
74. European Robin (2020-01-10)
75. Spanish Sparrow (2020-01-11)
76. Caspian Gull (2020-01-11)
77. White-winged Grosbeak (2020-01-12)
78. Blue Whistling Thrush (2020-01-12)
79. Common Sparrowhawk (2020-01-12)
80. Hooded Crow (2020-01-14)
81. Rock Pigeon (2020-01-14)
82. Great Spotted Woodpecker (2020-01-14)
83. Long-eared Owl (2020-01-15)
84. Pine Bunting (2020-01-17)
85. Common Mynah (2020-01-17)
86. Laughing Dove (2020-01-17)
87. Wallcreeper (2020-01-24)
88. Upland Buzzard (2020-01-27)
89. Grey-headed Goldfinch (2020-01-27)
90. Eurasian Siskin (2020-01-27)
91. Black-throated Accentor (2020-01-28)
92. White-Winged Woodpecker (2020-01-29)
93. Golden Eagle (2020-02-02)
94. Yellow-billed Chough (2020-02-02)
95. Eurasian Dipper (2020-02-02)
96. Red-fronted Serin (2020-02-02)
97. Greater Scaup (2020-02-07)
98. Brown Dipper (2020-02-08)
99. Brown Accentor (2020-02-08)
100. White-browed Tit-Warbler (2020-02-08)
101. Fieldfare (2020-02-09)
102. Black Kite (2020-02-09)
103. Common Kingfisher (2020-02-12)
104. Common Starling (2020-02-14)
105. Common Snipe (2020-02-15)
106. Lammergeier (2020-02-16)
107. Rough-legged Buzzard (2020-02-19)
108. Black-headed Gull (2020-02-22)
109. Green Sandpiper (2020-02-26)
110. Bearded Tit (2020-03-01)
111. Red-throated Thrush (2020-03-01)
112. Masked Wagtail (2020-03-02)
113. Isabelline Shrike (2020-03-04)
114. Rock Bunting (2020-03-04)
115. Redwing (2020-03-08)
116. Northern House Martin (2020-03-08)
117. Northern Shoveler (2020-03-10)
118. Gadwall (2020-03-10)
119. Alpine Swift (2020-03-10)
120. Eurasian Collared Dove (2020-03-14)
121. Citrine Wagtail (2020-03-14)
122. Little Ringed Plover (2020-03-14)
123. Sky Lark (2020-03-17)
124. Ruff (2020-03-17)
125. Wood Pigeon (2020-03-20)
126. Pied Wheatear (2020-03-20)
127. Common Chiffchaff (2020-03-20)
128. Common Swift (2020-03-21)
129. Desert Wheatear (2020-03-22)
130. Isabelline Wheatear (2020-03-22)
131. Black Redstart (2020-03-22)
132. Yellow-breasted Tit (2020-03-22)
133. Turkestan Shrike (2020-04-05)
134. Red-rumped Swallow (2020-04-07)
135. Blue-capped Redstart (2020-04-10)
136. Barn Swallow (2020-04-18)
137. Peregrine Falcon (2020-04-20)
138. Greenish Warbler (2020-04-22)
139. Eurasian Roller (2020-05-01)
140. Hume's Warbler (2020-05-01)
141. Garganey (2020-05-03)
142. Black-winged Stilt (2020-05-03)
143. Common Sandpiper (2020-05-03)
144. Black-tailed Godwit (2020-05-03)
145. Little Stint (2020-05-03)
146. Collared Pratincole (2020-05-03)
147. Black Tern (2020-05-03)
148. Common Tern (2020-05-03)
149. Little Tern (2020-05-03)
150. Black-headed Wagtail (2020-05-03)
151. Red-headed Bunting (2020-05-04)
152. Common Stonechat (2020-05-04)
153. Lesser Grey Shrike (2020-05-04)
154. White-crowned Penduline Tit (2020-05-04)
155. Indian Sparrow (2020-05-05)
156. Chukar Partridge (2020-05-06)
157. Short-toed Snake-Eagle (2020-05-06)
158. Hume's Whitethroat (2020-05-06)
159. Sulphur-bellied Warbler (2020-05-08)
160. Common Whitethroat (2020-05-09)
161. Lesser Whitethroat (2020-05-09)
162. Blyth's Reed Warbler (2020-05-09)
163. Common Rosefinch (2020-05-10)
164. Eurasian Hobby (2020-05-10)
165. Hoopoe (2020-05-10)
166. Common Cuckoo (2020-05-10)
167. Long-tailed Shrike (2020-05-10)
168. Calandra Lark (2020-05-11)
169. Common Nightingale (2020-05-12)
170. European Bee-eater (2020-05-12)
171. Spotted Redshank (2020-05-12)
172. Pied Avocet (2020-05-12)
173. White-winged Tern (2020-05-12)
174. Common Moorhen (2020-05-12)
175. Northern Wheatear (2020-05-12)
176. Temminck's Stint (2020-05-13)
177. Clamorous Reed Warbler (2020-05-14)
178. Red-backed Shrike (2020-05-15)
179. Little Bittern (2020-05-17)
180. Tree Pipit (2020-05-18)
181. Black-crowned Night Heron (2020-05-20)
182. European Golden Oriole (2020-05-21)
183. Terek Sandpiper (2020-05-23)
184. Lesser Sand Plover (2020-05-23)
185. Little Owl (2020-05-23)
186. Eurasian Linnet (2020-05-23)
187. Cinereous Vulture (2020-05-24)
188. Black-Bellied Sandgrouse (2020-05-24)
189. Egyptian Vulture (2020-05-26)
190. Rosy Starling (2020-05-27)

rare birds records


Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus)

© Askar Isabekov
2020-03-14
Bishkek

Very rare or probably unique case of nesting of Long-legged Buzzards in the center of large city.


Red-throated Thrush (Turdus ruficollis)

© Irina Romanovskaia
2020-03-01

Third record of Red-throated Thrush in Kyrgyz Republic. First one was shot at March 22, 1958 in valley of At-Bashi river (Yanushevich et al, 1960). Second record of Red-throated Thrush was at February 10, 2002 near Ananievo village, coast of Issyk-Kul lake (Kulagin, 2009). Basing in this records Red-throated Thrush was included to checklist of birds of Kyrgyz Republic with a status of vagrant bird (Toropova, Kulagin, 2006).

Торопова В.И., Кулагин С.В. Третий систематический список птиц Кыргызстана// Selevinia, 2006. – С. 44-54.
Янушевич А.И., Тюрин П.С., Яковлева И.Д., Кыдыралиев А., Семёнова Н.И. 1960. Птицы Киргизии. Фрунзе, 2: 1-272.


Snow Pigeon (Columba leuconota)

© Fedor Shakula
2015-07-11
Zaalaisky ridge, altitude 3800 m

Rare record and first photo-record of Snow Pigeon in Kyrgyzstan. Most recent records of Snow Pigeon are related to summer of 1985, when E.D.Shukurov during 5 days found 4 Pigeons in mountains of Alai ridge, and 3 ones in north slope of Chonalai ridge. Birds were observed in altitude 3000-3330 m. Nest with eggs was found by E.D.Shukurov at June 14, 1985 in canyon of northern slope of Chonalai ridge in altitude 3200 m. In Zaalai ridge S.V.Kulagin observed Snow Pigeon several years ago in Ichke Suu, close to Lenin Peak area, but he couldn't take photo of bird.


Red-breasted Rosefinch (Carpodacus puniceus)

© Fedor Shakula
2015-07-15
Zaalaisky ridge, altitude 3800 m

First photo-record in Kyrgyz Republic.

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2018-04-11. Grey-headed Goldfinch (Ivan Turkovskiy).

2017-11-16. Black-breasted Tit (Ivan Turkovskiy).

2017-09-05. Little Owl (Ivan Turkovskiy), Common Kingfisher (Ivan Turkovskiy).

2017-09-03. Ibisbill (Ivan Turkovskiy).

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2020-05-19

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2020-03-09

Андрей Баздырев: Скорее всего гибрид белошапочная х обыкновенная (судя по окраске головы).

2020-03-01

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2020-02-13

Аскар Исабеков: Филипп, а есть фото, где видно ноги? Здесь на фото видны только пальцы, а нужна цевка (tarsus).

2019-11-11

Askar Isabekov: голова, особенно на втором фото, выглядит очень маленькой, и хвост короче, чем ширина крыла - это курганник. скорее всего мохноногий.

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