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The Checklist of the Birds of Russia


Gaviiformes

Podicipediformes

Procellariiformes

Pelecaniformes

Ciconiiformes

Phoenicopteriformes

Anseriformes

Falconiformes

Galliformes

Gruiformes

Turniciformes

Charadriiformes

Pterocletiformes

Columbiformes

Cuculiformes

Strigiformes

Caprimulgiformes

Apodiformes

Coraciiformes

Upupiformes

Piciformes

Passeriformes

Big Year 2020

1. Golubeva Anna (349)
2. Semenov Andrey (290)
3. Bazdyrev Andrey (270)
4. Chernykh Andrey (252)
5. Sukhov Ilya (246)
6. Petrov Andrei (244)
7. Sofronov Evgeniy (244)
8. Sizov Alexey (241)
9. Sikorssky Igor (240)
10. Dubikovskiy Dmitry (236)
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rare birds records


Arctic Skua (Stercorarius parasiticus)

© Igor Fefelov
2020-08-29
Kultuk, Slyudyanka District, Irkutsk Region

The 3rd record in the Baikal region.


Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)

© Grigory Khasanov
2020-08-16

A very rare vagrant in the migrating time on Lake Baikal. The 4th confirmed record in the Irkutsk Region.


Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus)

© Ilya Sukhov
2020-08-08

The first photo-record of the species in the Novosibirsk Region (formerly only single captures were known).


Golden-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia atricapilla)

© Ilya Ukolov
2020-06-19



Lesser Frigatebird (Fregata ariel)

© Andrey Fedotov
2020-08-09
Primorsky Krai, city of Nakhodka



Great White Egret (Casmerodius albus)

© Maxim Afanasiev
2020-07-16

The 2nd encounter of this species in Yakutia.


Tristram's Bunting (Ocyris tristrami)

© Maxim Afanasiev
2020-07-25
Sakha region, Suntar ulus

The first meeting in the Sakha region. The first observation of nesting in the Sakha region.


Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)

© Dmitriy Shevtsov
2020-07-24
North Osetia, Kardzhin



Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)

© Maxim Afanasiev
2020-07-22

The 2nd photo-record of a Moorhen's brood in Yakutia.


White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala)

© Dmitriy Shevtsov
2018-11-25
KBR, Tambukan


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recent video

2020-09-09. Mistle Thrush (Nadia Goncharova).

2020-09-07. Radde's Warbler (Nadia Goncharova), Common Tern (vasily malishcin).

2020-08-23. Eurasian Goldfinch (Vladimir Sokolov).

2020-08-22. Peregrine Falcon (Nadia Goncharova).

2020-08-18. Black-headed Gull (vasily malishcin).

2020-08-12. Hybrid Bunting (Nadia Goncharova), Tree Pipit (vasily malishcin).

2020-08-11. Caucasian Snowcock (Khasan Zhurtov).

2020-08-10. Gray's Warbler (Nadia Goncharova).

2020-08-04. Baraba Steppe Gull (vasily malishcin).

2020-08-03. House Sparrow (Vladimir Stramnoy).

2020-08-02. Great White Egret (Dmitry Osipov), Grey Heron (Dmitry Osipov).

2020-07-30. Black Tern (vasily malishcin).

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unidentified birds


2020-09-21

Мартын Перепелкин: или ширококлювая? еще ни разу не встречал)

2020-09-20

Александр Кочетков: Какая - то странная овсянка, вроде полярка. Монгольской не может быть?

2020-09-20

Алексей Сизов: Спасибо, Анна. Если нет других мнений, поставлю болотного.

more unidentified birds...