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Big Year 2023

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

You can see previous years competitions results here: 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022


* number inside brackets means the number of species photographed in 2023

all species photographed in 2023

* in order of appearance (number inside brackets means the date of first record "month-day" )

Big Year 2023


rare species records

Marsh Frog (Pelophylax ridibundus)

© yuriy malkov

First record in Kostanai oblast.

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recent video

2020-05-29. Marsh Frog (Georgiy Shakula), Dice Snake (Georgiy Shakula).

2019-11-24. Medial Racerunner (Georgiy Shakula).

2019-04-30. Dione Snake (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2019-03-13. Desert Monitor (Marina Chirikova), Desert Monitor (Marina Chirikova).

2019-01-01. Halys Pit Viper (Andrei Kuryashkin).

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unidentified species

all species indentified