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Big Year 2022

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 2021

participants


* number inside brackets means the number of species photographed in 2022
3. Trommel Pjotr (143)
13. Kinnock Paul (3)

all species photographed in 2022


* in order of appearance (number inside brackets means the date of first record "month-day" )
1. Mistle Thrush (2022-01-01)
2. Himalayan Vulture (2022-01-01)
3. Grey-headed Goldfinch (2022-01-01)
4. Yellowhammer (2022-01-01)
5. Pallas's Gull (2022-01-01)
6. White-tailed Sea-Eagle (2022-01-01)
7. Mute Swan (2022-01-01)
8. Goosander (2022-01-01)
9. Mallard (2022-01-01)
10. Red-crested Pochard (2022-01-01)
11. Common Goldeneye (2022-01-01)
12. Common Pheasant (2022-01-01)
13. Red-mantled Rosefinch (2022-01-01)
14. European Greenfinch (2022-01-01)
15. Common Buzzard (2022-01-01)
16. Rough-legged Buzzard (2022-01-01)
17. Little Owl (2022-01-01)
18. Common Kestrel (2022-01-01)
19. Pine Bunting (2022-01-01)
20. Brown Dipper (2022-01-02)
21. Goldcrest (2022-01-02)
22. Eversmann's Redstart (2022-01-02)
23. Common Treecreeper (2022-01-02)
24. Coal Tit (2022-01-02)
25. Tree Sparrow (2022-01-02)
26. Grey Heron (2022-01-02)
27. Common Coot (2022-01-03)
28. Little Grebe (2022-01-03)
29. Eurasian Dipper (2022-01-03)
30. White-browed Tit-Warbler (2022-01-03)
31. Guldenstadt's Redstart (2022-01-03)
32. Greater Flamingo (2022-01-05)
33. Whooper Swan (2022-01-05)
34. Water Pipit (2022-01-05)
35. Gadwall (2022-01-05)
36. Common Teal (2022-01-05)
37. Dalmatian Pelican (2022-01-05)
38. Great White Egret (2022-01-05)
39. Great Grey Shrike (2022-01-05)
40. Lammergeier (2022-01-08)
41. Ibisbill (2022-01-08)
42. Black-breasted Tit (2022-01-08)
43. Black-Billed Magpie (2022-01-08)
44. Long-legged Buzzard (2022-01-08)
45. Great Tit (2022-01-08)
46. White-winged Grosbeak (2022-01-08)
47. Carrion Crow (2022-01-09)
48. Golden Eagle (2022-01-09)
49. Western Marsh-Harrier (2022-01-09)
50. Northern Reed Bunting (2022-01-09)
51. Hen Harrier (2022-01-09)
52. Great Cormorant (2022-01-09)
53. Azure Tit (2022-01-09)
54. Spotted Nutcracker (2022-01-11)
55. Red Crossbill (2022-01-11)
56. Wallcreeper (2022-01-11)
57. Short-eared Owl (2022-01-12)
58. Brambling (2022-01-12)
59. Eurasian Jackdaw (2022-01-12)
60. Common Chaffinch (2022-01-12)
61. House Sparrow (2022-01-12)
62. Caspian Gull (2022-01-12)
63. Black-headed Gull (2022-01-12)
64. Common Mynah (2022-01-12)
65. Pygmy Cormorant (2022-01-12)
66. Laughing Dove (2022-01-12)
67. Green Sandpiper (2022-01-14)
68. Black Kite (2022-01-14)
69. Black-throated Thrush (2022-01-15)
70. Northern Wren (2022-01-15)
71. Eurasian Blackbird (2022-01-15)
72. Cinereous Vulture (2022-01-16)
73. Common Redshank (2022-01-16)
74. Chukar Partridge (2022-01-16)
75. Tufted Duck (2022-01-18)
76. Common Pochard (2022-01-18)
77. Black-Necked Grebe (2022-01-18)
78. Hooded Crow (2022-01-18)
79. Eastern Buzzard (2022-01-18)
80. Rook (2022-01-18)
81. Long-eared Owl (2022-01-18)
82. Yellow-breasted Tit (2022-01-19)
83. Common Shelduck (2022-01-20)
84. Horned Lark (2022-01-20)
85. Ruddy Shelduck (2022-01-20)
86. Rock Pigeon (2022-01-22)
87. Red-fronted Serin (2022-01-22)
88. Common Raven (2022-01-25)
89. Brown Accentor (2022-01-25)
90. Red-billed Chough (2022-01-25)
91. Meadow Bunting (2022-01-25)
92. Mew Gull (2022-01-27)
93. Eurasian Siskin (2022-01-28)
94. Smew (2022-01-29)
95. Ferruginous Duck (2022-01-29)
96. Common Sparrowhawk (2022-01-30)
97. Upland Buzzard (2022-01-31)
98. Black-throated Accentor (2022-02-04)
99. Lesser Whitethroat (2022-02-05)
100. Northern Goshawk (2022-02-11)
101. Great Crested Grebe (2022-02-11)
102. Steppe Eagle (2022-02-20)
103. Northern Lapwing (2022-02-25)
104. Masked Wagtail (2022-02-28)
105. Asian Short-toed Lark (2022-02-28)
106. Common Snipe (2022-03-04)
107. Corn Bunting (2022-03-09)
108. European Robin (2022-03-09)
109. Blue-capped Redstart (2022-03-20)
110. Crested Lark (2022-03-25)
111. Northern Shoveler (2022-03-25)
112. Common Starling (2022-03-28)
113. Little Ringed Plover (2022-03-28)
114. Greylag Goose (2022-03-28)
115. Citrine Wagtail (2022-03-28)
116. Pied Avocet (2022-03-28)
117. Northern Pintail (2022-03-28)
118. Eurasian Wigeon (2022-03-28)
119. Garganey (2022-03-28)
120. Isabelline Wheatear (2022-03-29)
121. Grey Wagtail (2022-03-29)
122. Common Chiffchaff (2022-03-29)
123. Yellow-billed Chough (2022-03-30)
124. Pied Wheatear (2022-03-30)
125. Hodgson's Rosefinch (2022-03-30)
126. Black-tailed Godwit (2022-03-31)
127. Eurasian Curlew (2022-03-31)
128. Sky Lark (2022-03-31)
129. Common Stonechat (2022-04-01)
130. Calandra Lark (2022-04-01)
131. Rock Sparrow (2022-04-03)
132. Northern Wheatear (2022-04-03)
133. Eurasian Linnet (2022-04-03)
134. Kentish Plover (2022-04-04)
135. Wood Pigeon (2022-04-04)
136. Black-winged Stilt (2022-04-07)
137. Rock Bunting (2022-04-08)
138. White-Winged Woodpecker (2022-04-10)
139. White Stork (2022-04-10)
140. Turkestan Shrike (2022-04-11)
141. Eastern Rock Nuthatch (2022-04-12)
142. White-capped Redstart (2022-04-12)
143. Mongolian Finch (2022-04-14)
144. Eurasian Wryneck (2022-04-14)
145. Wood Sandpiper (2022-04-15)
146. Blue Rock Thrush (2022-04-15)
147. Egyptian Vulture (2022-04-15)
148. Finsch's Wheatear (2022-04-15)
149. White-capped Bunting (2022-04-15)
150. Griffon Vulture (2022-04-15)
151. Hume's Warbler (2022-04-16)
152. White-crowned Penduline Tit (2022-04-16)
153. Blyth's Rosefinch (2022-04-16)
154. Blue Whistling Thrush (2022-04-16)
155. Lesser Kestrel (2022-04-16)
156. Eurasian Crag Martin (2022-04-17)
157. Grey-necked Bunting (2022-04-17)
158. Temminck's Stint (2022-04-18)
159. Common Sandpiper (2022-04-19)
160. Common Tern (2022-04-19)
161. Common Moorhen (2022-04-19)
162. Barn Swallow (2022-04-19)
163. Little Forktail (2022-04-19)
164. Sand Martin (2022-04-20)
165. Marsh Sandpiper (2022-04-22)
166. Hoopoe (2022-04-22)
167. Tree Pipit (2022-04-22)
168. Alpine Swift (2022-04-23)
169. Common Swift (2022-04-23)
170. Long-tailed Shrike (2022-04-26)
171. Black Tern (2022-04-26)
172. Peregrine Falcon (2022-04-26)
173. Common Greenshank (2022-04-26)
174. White Wagtail (2022-04-29)
175. Little Stint (2022-04-29)
176. Little Gull (2022-04-29)
177. Eurasian Hobby (2022-04-30)
178. Great Reed Warbler (2022-04-30)
179. Clamorous Reed Warbler (2022-04-30)
180. Cetti's Warbler (2022-04-30)
181. Little Bustard (2022-04-30)
182. Bluethroat (2022-04-30)
183. Oriental Turtle Dove (2022-04-30)
184. Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush (2022-05-01)
185. Eurasian Roller (2022-05-01)
186. Shikra (2022-05-01)
187. Common Cuckoo (2022-05-02)
188. Eurasian Collared Dove (2022-05-03)
189. Lesser Grey Shrike (2022-05-04)
190. Blyth's Reed Warbler (2022-05-06)
191. Indian Golden Oriole (2022-05-06)
192. Common Nightingale (2022-05-07)
193. Himalayan Rubythroat (2022-05-07)
194. Sulphur-bellied Warbler (2022-05-07)
195. Northern Black Grouse (2022-05-07)
196. Red-rumped Swallow (2022-05-07)
197. Rosy Starling (2022-05-08)
198. European Bee-eater (2022-05-08)
199. Spotted Redshank (2022-05-09)
200. White-winged Tern (2022-05-09)
201. Common Rosefinch (2022-05-09)
202. Eurasian Whimbrel (2022-05-11)
203. Spotted Flycatcher (2022-05-13)
204. Red-headed Bunting (2022-05-15)
205. Indian Sparrow (2022-05-16)
206. Terek Sandpiper (2022-05-16)
207. Crested Honey-Buzzard (2022-05-16)
208. Common Whitethroat (2022-05-17)
209. Little Bittern (2022-05-17)
210. Ruddy Turnstone (2022-05-18)
211. Yellow Wagtail (2022-05-18)
212. Sanderling (2022-05-20)
213. Lesser Sand Plover (2022-05-22)
214. White-winged Snowfinch (2022-05-22)
215. Black-crowned Night Heron (2022-05-24)
216. Common Oystercatcher (2022-05-25)
217. Booted Eagle (2022-05-26)
218. Eurasian Scops-Owl (2022-05-31)
219. Black-headed Wagtail (2022-06-02)
220. Slender-billed Gull (2022-06-02)
221. Whiskered Tern (2022-06-02)
222. Bearded Tit (2022-06-02)
223. Hume's Whitethroat (2022-06-02)
224. Common Kingfisher (2022-06-06)
225. Slavonian Grebe (2022-06-06)
226. Himalayan Accentor (2022-06-07)
227. Black Redstart (2022-06-07)
228. Twite (2022-06-07)
229. Northern House Martin (2022-06-08)
230. Barred Warbler (2022-06-14)
231. Tawny Pipit (2022-06-14)
232. Crimson-winged Finch (2022-06-15)
233. Montagu's Harrier (2022-06-18)
234. Paddyfield Warbler (2022-06-20)
235. Caspian Tern (2022-06-24)
236. Little Tern (2022-06-24)
237. Glossy Ibis (2022-06-28)
238. Ruff (2022-06-28)
239. Collared Pratincole (2022-06-29)
240. Hill Pigeon (2022-07-02)
241. Bar-headed Goose (2022-07-03)
242. Daurian Partridge (2022-07-04)
243. Short-toed Snake-Eagle (2022-07-16)
244. Spanish Sparrow (2022-07-16)
245. Brandt's Rosefinch (2022-07-21)
246. Greenish Warbler (2022-07-23)

rare birds records


Buff-bellied Pipit (Anthus rubescens)

© Tatiana Menshikova
2021-10-10
Mikhaylovka, Issyk-kul region

The first confirmed record in the Kyrgyz Republic


Slender-billed Gull (Larus genei)

© Tatiana Menshikova
2019-03-11
Ozernoe, Chuy region

Potentially the first record in Kyrgyzstan, at least according to Evgeny A. Koblik and Vladimir Yu. Arkhipov, Avifauna of the States of Northern Eurasia (former USSR), Checklists.


Pallas's Warbler (Phylloscopus proregulus)

© Philippe Campeau
2019-10-19
Kashka-Suu

Potentially the first record of a Pallas warbler in Kyrgyzstan.


Yellow-browed Bunting (Emberiza chrysophrys)

© Philippe Campeau
2020-12-27
Karakol gorge, Central Tien Shan.

First record of a yellow-browed bunting in Kyrgyzstan.

more rarities...

recent video

2021-10-26. Little Owl (Katherine Hall).

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).

more video...

unidentified birds


2022-08-05

Анна Ясько: Довольно клювастая славка. Я вот думаю, может певчая Sylvia hortensis?

2022-07-10

Philippe Campeau: Dear Paul, First, welcome to the site! Are you traveling around, or based in Kyrgyzstan?In these photos, I see a rock bunting. The lack of a black throat (I see hint of pale on photo 2 and 3), the rufous lower breast/belly (not pale) and some streaking [....]

2022-07-09

Philippe Campeau: I did not intend to take photographs, there were done with my phone through my telescope. Amongst the little stints (I counted at least 12), I noticed at least two strange, more orange birds that I think are rufous-necked stints. I observed them for a [....]

2022-07-02

Анна Ясько: Садовая камышевка.

2022-06-07

Анна Ясько: Здесь однозначно не зимняк. А вот куда его? Два варианта - восточный канюк и гибрид мохноногого курганника с обыкновенным. Честно говоря, затруднительно [....]

more unidentified birds...