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Big Year 2021

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 2020

participants


* number inside brackets means the number of species photographed in 2021
3. Trommel Pjotr (164)
13. van Els Paul (1)

all species photographed in 2021


* in order of appearance (number inside brackets means the date of first record "month-day" )
1. Red-mantled Rosefinch (2021-01-01)
2. Pine Bunting (2021-01-01)
3. Yellowhammer (2021-01-01)
4. Chukar Partridge (2021-01-01)
5. Carrion Crow (2021-01-01)
6. Mistle Thrush (2021-01-01)
7. White-browed Tit-Warbler (2021-01-01)
8. Red-fronted Serin (2021-01-01)
9. White-winged Grosbeak (2021-01-01)
10. Coal Tit (2021-01-01)
11. Black-throated Accentor (2021-01-01)
12. Barbary Falcon (2021-01-01)
13. Mute Swan (2021-01-02)
14. Horned Lark (2021-01-02)
15. Golden Eagle (2021-01-02)
16. Cinereous Vulture (2021-01-02)
17. Black-Necked Grebe (2021-01-02)
18. Red-billed Chough (2021-01-02)
19. Brown Accentor (2021-01-02)
20. Hen Harrier (2021-01-02)
21. Crested Lark (2021-01-03)
22. Common Kestrel (2021-01-03)
23. Upland Buzzard (2021-01-03)
24. Long-legged Buzzard (2021-01-03)
25. Azure Tit (2021-01-03)
26. Great Tit (2021-01-03)
27. Common Sparrowhawk (2021-01-04)
28. Little Grebe (2021-01-04)
29. Red-crested Pochard (2021-01-04)
30. Tufted Duck (2021-01-04)
31. Mallard (2021-01-04)
32. Common Pochard (2021-01-04)
33. Mew Gull (2021-01-04)
34. Black-headed Gull (2021-01-04)
35. Caspian Gull (2021-01-04)
36. Common Coot (2021-01-04)
37. Black-Billed Magpie (2021-01-04)
38. Common Chaffinch (2021-01-04)
39. Eversmann's Redstart (2021-01-04)
40. Great Crested Grebe (2021-01-04)
41. Common Pheasant (2021-01-05)
42. Rock Sparrow (2021-01-05)
43. Wallcreeper (2021-01-05)
44. Laughing Dove (2021-01-05)
45. European Greenfinch (2021-01-05)
46. Eurasian Dipper (2021-01-05)
47. Common Teal (2021-01-05)
48. Goosander (2021-01-05)
49. Hooded Crow (2021-01-05)
50. Smew (2021-01-05)
51. Common Goldeneye (2021-01-05)
52. Whooper Swan (2021-01-05)
53. Brambling (2021-01-06)
54. Bearded Tit (2021-01-06)
55. Black-throated Thrush (2021-01-06)
56. White-tailed Sea-Eagle (2021-01-06)
57. Great Grey Shrike (2021-01-06)
58. Yellow-breasted Tit (2021-01-06)
59. Pygmy Cormorant (2021-01-06)
60. Grey-headed Goldfinch (2021-01-06)
61. Northern Reed Bunting (2021-01-06)
62. Merlin (2021-01-06)
63. Common Shelduck (2021-01-06)
64. Eurasian Wigeon (2021-01-06)
65. Northern Lapwing (2021-01-06)
66. Grey Heron (2021-01-06)
67. Water Pipit (2021-01-06)
68. Bewick's Swan (2021-01-06)
69. Tree Sparrow (2021-01-06)
70. Eastern Buzzard (2021-01-06)
71. Short-eared Owl (2021-01-09)
72. Common Buzzard (2021-01-09)
73. Common Starling (2021-01-09)
74. Great White Egret (2021-01-09)
75. European Robin (2021-01-09)
76. Northern Wren (2021-01-09)
77. Long-tailed Rosefinch (2021-01-09)
78. Great Spotted Woodpecker (2021-01-13)
79. House Sparrow (2021-01-15)
80. Common Mynah (2021-01-15)
81. Rook (2021-01-16)
82. Eurasian Siskin (2021-01-16)
83. Corn Bunting (2021-01-16)
84. Black Kite (2021-01-17)
85. Western Marsh-Harrier (2021-01-17)
86. Rough-legged Buzzard (2021-01-17)
87. Daurian Partridge (2021-01-23)
88. Long-eared Owl (2021-01-23)
89. Blue Whistling Thrush (2021-01-29)
90. Ruddy Shelduck (2021-01-30)
91. Pallas's Sandgrouse (2021-01-30)
92. Northern Goshawk (2021-01-30)
93. Brown Dipper (2021-01-31)
94. Ibisbill (2021-02-02)
95. Goldcrest (2021-02-02)
96. Black-breasted Tit (2021-02-02)
97. Godlewski's Bunting (2021-02-08)
98. Guldenstadt's Redstart (2021-02-12)
99. Common Raven (2021-02-15)
100. Greylag Goose (2021-02-15)
101. Meadow Pipit (2021-02-15)
102. Gadwall (2021-02-15)
103. Meadow Bunting (2021-02-16)
104. Common Snipe (2021-02-17)
105. Eurasian Jackdaw (2021-02-17)
106. Green Sandpiper (2021-02-17)
107. Pallas's Gull (2021-02-17)
108. Rock Pigeon (2021-02-17)
109. Eurasian Blackbird (2021-02-25)
110. Himalayan Snowcock (2021-02-26)
111. Brandt's Rosefinch (2021-02-27)
112. Spotted Nutcracker (2021-02-27)
113. Little Owl (2021-02-28)
114. Hoopoe (2021-02-28)
115. Steppe Eagle (2021-03-03)
116. White-Winged Woodpecker (2021-03-06)
117. Lammergeier (2021-03-06)
118. White Stork (2021-03-07)
119. Masked Wagtail (2021-03-08)
120. Ferruginous Duck (2021-03-09)
121. Citrine Wagtail (2021-03-19)
122. Northern Pintail (2021-03-19)
123. Common Redshank (2021-03-19)
124. Great Cormorant (2021-03-20)
125. Rock Bunting (2021-03-20)
126. Eurasian Goldfinch (2021-03-22)
127. Bluethroat (2021-03-22)
128. Alpine Swift (2021-03-22)
129. Griffon Vulture (2021-03-22)
130. Himalayan Vulture (2021-03-22)
131. Isabelline Shrike (2021-03-22)
132. Calandra Lark (2021-03-22)
133. Black Redstart (2021-03-22)
134. Desert Wheatear (2021-03-22)
135. Eurasian Linnet (2021-03-22)
136. Blue-capped Redstart (2021-03-23)
137. Grey Wagtail (2021-03-23)
138. Isabelline Wheatear (2021-03-24)
139. White Wagtail (2021-03-24)
140. Common Chiffchaff (2021-03-24)
141. Alpine Accentor (2021-03-24)
142. Tawny Owl (2021-03-25)
143. Bar-tailed Treecreeper (2021-03-25)
144. Himalayan Accentor (2021-03-25)
145. Peregrine Falcon (2021-03-26)
146. Egyptian Vulture (2021-03-27)
147. Common Oystercatcher (2021-03-27)
148. Osprey (2021-03-27)
149. Little Ringed Plover (2021-03-27)
150. Garganey (2021-03-27)
151. Northern Shoveler (2021-03-27)
152. Common Stonechat (2021-03-27)
153. Lesser Whitethroat (2021-03-27)
154. Eurasian Collared Dove (2021-03-31)
155. Turkestan Tit (2021-04-02)
156. Turkestan Shrike (2021-04-02)
157. Eurasian Redstart (2021-04-02)
158. Pied Wheatear (2021-04-02)
159. Short-toed Snake-Eagle (2021-04-02)
160. Black-tailed Godwit (2021-04-03)
161. Black-winged Stilt (2021-04-03)
162. Greater Spotted Eagle (2021-04-03)
163. Barn Swallow (2021-04-03)
164. Common Swift (2021-04-03)
165. Pied Avocet (2021-04-03)
166. Heuglin's Gull (2021-04-03)
167. Common Moorhen (2021-04-03)
168. Sky Lark (2021-04-09)
169. Lesser Kestrel (2021-04-09)
170. Kentish Plover (2021-04-11)
171. Demoiselle Crane (2021-04-12)
172. Eurasian Curlew (2021-04-16)
173. Black-headed Wagtail (2021-04-17)
174. White-crowned Penduline Tit (2021-04-17)
175. Northern Wheatear (2021-04-17)
176. Glossy Ibis (2021-04-17)
177. Red-rumped Swallow (2021-04-17)
178. Tree Pipit (2021-04-17)
179. Wood Pigeon (2021-04-17)
180. Common Greenshank (2021-04-17)
181. Hume's Warbler (2021-04-24)
182. Common Sandpiper (2021-04-24)
183. Common Cuckoo (2021-04-24)
184. Common Tern (2021-04-24)
185. Hodgson's Rosefinch (2021-04-24)
186. Solitary Snipe (2021-04-24)
187. Oriental Turtle Dove (2021-04-25)
188. Booted Eagle (2021-04-25)
189. Common Crane (2021-04-25)
190. Black Stork (2021-04-25)
191. Sand Martin (2021-04-26)
192. Lesser Sand Plover (2021-04-28)
193. Eurasian Roller (2021-04-30)
194. Black Tern (2021-04-30)
195. Long-tailed Shrike (2021-04-30)
196. Little Bustard (2021-05-01)
197. Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush (2021-05-01)
198. Shikra (2021-05-01)
199. Eurasian Hobby (2021-05-01)
200. Rosy Starling (2021-05-01)
201. Paddyfield Warbler (2021-05-01)
202. Spanish Sparrow (2021-05-02)
203. Clamorous Reed Warbler (2021-05-02)
204. European Bee-eater (2021-05-02)
205. Sulphur-bellied Warbler (2021-05-02)
206. Common Nightingale (2021-05-02)
207. Red-headed Bunting (2021-05-02)
208. Black-crowned Night Heron (2021-05-05)
209. Barred Warbler (2021-05-05)
210. Grey-necked Bunting (2021-05-05)
211. White-winged Tern (2021-05-07)
212. Little Tern (2021-05-07)
213. Wood Sandpiper (2021-05-07)
214. Ruff (2021-05-07)
215. Temminck's Stint (2021-05-07)
216. Common Kingfisher (2021-05-08)
217. Crested Honey-Buzzard (2021-05-08)
218. Indian Golden Oriole (2021-05-08)
219. Cetti's Warbler (2021-05-08)
220. Lesser Grey Shrike (2021-05-09)
221. Collared Pratincole (2021-05-11)
222. Spotted Redshank (2021-05-11)
223. Curlew Sandpiper (2021-05-11)
224. Grey Plover (2021-05-11)
225. Little Stint (2021-05-11)
226. Booted Warbler (2021-05-13)
227. Blyth's Reed Warbler (2021-05-14)
228. Greenish Warbler (2021-05-14)
229. Syke's Warbler (2021-05-18)
230. Common Whitethroat (2021-05-21)
231. Eurasian Crag Martin (2021-05-21)
232. Common Rosefinch (2021-05-22)
233. Western Grasshopper Warbler (2021-05-23)
234. Northern House Martin (2021-05-23)
235. Terek Sandpiper (2021-05-23)
236. Himalayan Rubythroat (2021-05-24)
237. Yellow-billed Chough (2021-05-24)
238. Common Treecreeper (2021-05-24)
239. Little Bittern (2021-05-25)
240. Hume's Whitethroat (2021-05-25)
241. Mongolian Finch (2021-05-25)
242. Tawny Pipit (2021-05-26)
243. Indian Sparrow (2021-05-28)
244. European Turtle Dove (2021-05-29)
245. Songar Tit (2021-06-04)
246. Blue Rock Thrush (2021-06-05)
247. White-capped Bunting (2021-06-12)
248. Upcher's Warbler (2021-06-12)
249. Pale Sand Martin (2021-06-12)
250. Spotted Flycatcher (2021-06-14)
251. Eastern Rock Nuthatch (2021-06-14)
252. Montagu's Harrier (2021-06-21)
254. White-winged Snowfinch (2021-07-04)
255. Gull-billed Tern (2021-07-08)
256. Marsh Sandpiper (2021-07-08)
257. Pied Bushchat (2021-07-22)
258. Hill Pigeon (2021-07-23)
259. Asian Paradise Flycatcher (2021-08-11)
260. Red-necked Phalarope (2021-08-26)
261. Eurasian Golden Plover (2021-08-26)
262. Yellow Wagtail (2021-09-04)
263. Eurasian Wryneck (2021-09-04)
264. Dunlin (2021-09-04)
265. Sanderling (2021-09-04)
266. Lesser Short-toed Lark (2021-09-06)
267. Common Quail (2021-09-15)

rare birds records


Black-Bellied Sandgrouse (Pterocles orientalis)

© Myrzabek Ozubekov
2020-05-24
Kochkor

The first photo registration of a Black-Bellied Sandgrouse on birds.kg.


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.

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recent video

2021-03-15. Common Buzzard (Viacheslav Prudskikh).

2021-03-13. Grey-headed Goldfinch (Viacheslav Prudskikh).

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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unidentified birds


2021-09-13

Ирина Романовская: Снимала на закате. Пустынная каменка?

2021-09-07

Philippe Campeau: Наверное чернеть (а то гнездящих в Сон Куле, мне интересно), но... Может быть даже Морская чернеть? У самки много белый вщзле клюва, но я не очень [....]

2021-09-03

Machiel Valkenburg: Looks almost good for a Great Knot :)

2021-08-24

Андрей Баздырев: Озёрная чайка

2021-08-24

Андрей Баздырев: Зелёная пеночка

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