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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

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* number inside brackets means the number of species photographed in 2021

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. Lesser Black-backed Gull (2021-02-17)
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)

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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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


2021-02-18

no any comments:

2021-02-02

Philippe Campeau: Специалистый по хишным птицам, помочь пожалуйста! Эта птица наверное полевой Лунь. Ее видели в Ала-Арче, в горах (2300м). Сейчас зима. А то фотка [....]

2020-12-15

Сергей Л. Волков: Имя не полностью отразилось. Предыдущий комментарий мой.

2020-11-10

Ирина Романовская: Этот жаворонок летал со стайкой рогатых жаворонков. Возможно, солончаковый?

2020-10-28

Philippe Campeau: Ha ha! This is very funny, we were so convinced it was a short-toed that I did not even look at the photo. It is indeed a pipit. Legs very black and ''moustache'' not visible (water), but very streaked on the flanks (buff-bellied)... I will leave unidentified. [....]

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