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Big Year 2018

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

You can see previous years competitions results here: 2016 2017

participants


* number inside brackets means the number of species photographed in 2018
2. Rick (290)
3. Binzhao Lv (273)
4. Lee Tao (262)
5. black lark (157)
6. yang feifei (143)
7. wen zhimin (142)
8. Allan Linn (139)
9. Marmot (125)
10. Rezaq Hassan (107)
12. DING Peng (52)
13. Gou Jun (22)
14. Lei Jinyu (9)
15. hpx (9)
16. gebi huyang (2)
18. Liujianming (1)
19. lv ronghua (1)

all species photographed in 2018


* in order of appearance (number inside brackets means the date of first record "month-day" )
1. Long-tailed Rosefinch (2018-01-01)
2. Eurasian Tree Sparrow (2018-01-01)
3. Pine Bunting (2018-01-01)
4. Brambling (2018-01-01)
5. White-winged Snowfinch (2018-01-01)
6. Horned Lark (2018-01-01)
7. Red-billed Chough (2018-01-01)
8. Twite (2018-01-01)
9. Great Gray Shrike (2018-01-01)
10. Brown Accentor (2018-01-01)
11. Red-mantled Rosefinch (2018-01-01)
12. Rock Dove (2018-01-01)
13. House Sparrow (2018-01-01)
14. Common Raven (2018-01-01)
15. Carrion Crow (2018-01-01)
16. Upland Buzzard (2018-01-01)
17. Hill Pigeon (2018-01-01)
18. Mongolian Ground Jay (2018-01-01)
19. Golden Eagle (2018-01-01)
20. Azure Tit (2018-01-01)
21. Siberian Accentor (2018-01-01)
22. Common Redpoll (2018-01-01)
23. Common Blackbird (2018-01-01)
24. White-throated Dipper (2018-01-01)
25. European Goldfinch (2018-01-01)
26. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (2018-01-01)
27. Arctic Redpoll (2018-01-01)
28. Eurasian Sparrow Hawk (2018-01-01)
29. Common Kestrel (2018-01-01)
30. Ruddy Shelduck (2018-01-01)
31. Mistle Thrush (2018-01-01)
32. Hawfinch (2018-01-01)
33. Corn Bunting (2018-01-01)
34. Yellowhammer (2018-01-01)
35. Bearded Reedling (2018-01-01)
36. Saxaul Sparrow (2018-01-01)
37. Water Rail (2018-01-01)
38. Mallard (2018-01-01)
39. Common Goldeneye (2018-01-01)
40. Eastern Buzzard (2018-01-01)
41. Grey Heron (2018-01-01)
42. Reed Bunting (2018-01-01)
43. Hen Harrier (2018-01-01)
44. Little Owl (2018-01-01)
45. European Greenfinch (2018-01-01)
46. Common Chaffinch (2018-01-01)
47. Black-throated Thrush (2018-01-01)
48. Eurasian Treecreeper (2018-01-02)
49. Eurasian Bullfinch (2018-01-02)
50. Silver-throated Bushtit (2018-01-02)
51. Great Tit (2018-01-02)
52. Grey-headed Woodpecker (2018-01-02)
53. Pallas's Rosefinch (2018-01-02)
54. Eurasian Nuthatch (2018-01-02)
55. White-backed Woodpecker (2018-01-02)
56. Long-eared Owl (2018-01-02)
57. Eurasian Collared Dove (2018-01-02)
58. Common Wood Pigeon (2018-01-02)
59. Ural Owl (2018-01-02)
60. Rook (2018-01-03)
61. Chukar Partridge (2018-01-03)
62. Eurasian Jackdaw (2018-01-03)
63. Mandarin Duck (2018-01-03)
64. Eurasian Woodcock (2018-01-03)
65. White-winged Redstart (2018-01-03)
66. Meadow Pipit (2018-01-03)
67. Eurasian Wren (2018-01-03)
68. Ibisbill (2018-01-03)
69. White-winged Woodpecker (2018-01-03)
70. Little Grebe (2018-01-03)
71. Green Sandpiper (2018-01-03)
72. Solitary Snipe (2018-01-03)
73. Common Moorhen (2018-01-03)
74. Black Kite (2018-01-04)
75. Goldcrest (2018-01-04)
76. Short-eared Owl (2018-01-04)
77. Dalmatian Pelican (2018-01-04)
78. Whooper Swan (2018-01-04)
79. Laughing Dove (2018-01-04)
80. Oriental Turtle Dove (2018-01-05)
81. Common Kingfisher (2018-01-06)
82. Black-crowned Night Heron (2018-01-06)
83. Ferruginous Pochard (2018-01-06)
84. Great Crested Grebe (2018-01-06)
85. Eurasian Coot (2018-01-06)
86. Common Starling (2018-01-06)
87. Black-throated Accentor (2018-01-06)
88. White-winged Grosbeak (2018-01-06)
89. Bohemian Waxwing (2018-01-06)
90. Godlewski's Bunting (2018-01-06)
91. Plain Mountain Finch (2018-01-06)
92. White-tailed Sea Eagle (2018-01-06)
93. Water Pipit (2018-01-06)
94. Rustic Bunting (2018-01-06)
95. Common Pochard (2018-01-06)
96. Great Egret (2018-01-06)
97. Common Rosefinch (2018-01-06)
98. Coal Tit (2018-01-06)
99. Eurasian Siskin (2018-01-06)
100. Great Bittern (2018-01-06)
101. Spotted Nutcracker (2018-01-06)
102. Common Magpie (2018-01-06)
103. Wallcreeper (2018-01-06)
104. Smew (2018-01-07)
105. Common Merganser (2018-01-07)
106. Red-throated Thrush (2018-01-07)
107. Azure-winged Magpie (2018-01-07)
108. Daurian Partridge (2018-01-08)
109. Common Pheasant (2018-01-08)
110. White-crowned Penduline Tit (2018-01-09)
111. Common Buzzard (2018-01-09)
112. Eversmann's Redstart (2018-01-09)
113. Desert Finch (2018-01-09)
114. Western Marsh Harrier (2018-01-11)
115. Spanish Sparrow (2018-01-11)
116. White Wagtail (2018-01-11)
117. Crested Lark (2018-01-13)
118. Isabelline Shrike (2018-01-14)
119. Tufted Duck (2018-01-14)
120. Eurasian Teal (2018-01-14)
121. Northern Pintail (2018-01-14)
122. Red-crested Pochard (2018-01-14)
123. Eurasian Wigeon (2018-01-14)
124. Graylag Goose (2018-01-14)
125. Common Crane (2018-01-15)
126. Northern Shoveler (2018-01-16)
127. Great Cormorant (2018-01-16)
128. Common Chiff-chaff (2018-01-16)
129. Redwing (2018-01-17)
130. Eurasian Hobby (2018-01-17)
131. Long-legged Buzzard (2018-01-19)
132. Turkestan Tit (2018-01-20)
133. Red-fronted Serin (2018-01-20)
134. Merlin (2018-01-20)
135. Yellow-legged Gull (2018-01-20)
136. Pallas's Gull (2018-01-20)
137. Mew Gull (2018-01-20)
138. Chinese Spot-billed Duck (2018-01-20)
139. Mongolian Gull (2018-01-20)
140. Naumann's Thrush (2018-01-20)
141. Saker Falcon (2018-01-23)
142. Oriental Bullfinch (2018-01-25)
143. Hooded Crow (2018-01-25)
144. Little Egret (2018-01-27)
145. Northern Goshawk (2018-01-27)
146. Rough-legged Hawk (2018-01-31)
147. European Robin (2018-01-31)
148. Fieldfare (2018-01-31)
149. Rock Sparrow (2018-02-04)
150. Cetti's Warbler (2018-02-05)
151. Gadwall (2018-02-05)
153. Taiga Bean Goose (2018-02-14)
154. Songar Tit (2018-02-18)
155. Snowy Owl (2018-02-19)
156. Himalayan Griffon (2018-02-19)
157. Dusky Thrush (2018-02-19)
158. Buff-bellied Pipit (2018-02-19)
159. Blue-capped Redstart (2018-02-19)
160. Lammergeier (2018-02-19)
161. Eastern Imperial Eagle (2018-02-20)
162. Large-billed Crow (2018-02-20)
163. Alpine Chough (2018-02-20)
164. Tarim Babbler (2018-02-21)
165. White-browned Tit Warber (2018-02-22)
166. Common Myna (2018-02-22)
167. Common Redshank (2018-02-23)
168. Common Greenshank (2018-02-23)
169. Pine Rosefinch (2018-02-26)
170. Willow Tit (2018-02-26)
171. Stock Dove (2018-02-28)
172. Black Woodpecker (2018-03-02)
173. Asian Short-toed Lark (2018-03-02)
174. Peregrine Falcon (2018-03-05)
175. Black-headed Gull (2018-03-05)
176. Northern Lapwing (2018-03-05)
177. Oriental Stork (2018-03-07)
178. Steppe Grey Shrike (2018-03-10)
179. Pallas's Sandgrouse (2018-03-10)
180. Desert Wheatear (2018-03-10)
181. Isabelline Wheatear (2018-03-10)
182. Citrine Wagtail (2018-03-10)
183. Pallas's Bunting (2018-03-11)
184. Rufous-tailed Shrike (2018-03-14)
185. Pied Wheatear (2018-03-15)
186. Meadow Bunting (2018-03-18)
187. Steppe Eagle (2018-03-19)
188. Boreal Owl (2018-03-19)
189. Common Linnet (2018-03-20)
190. Eurasian Skylark (2018-03-20)
191. Lesser Kestrel (2018-03-20)
192. Common Hoopoe (2018-03-21)
193. Eurasian Oystercatcher (2018-03-22)
194. Black-winged Stilt (2018-03-23)
195. Greater Short-toed Lark (2018-03-25)
196. Eastern Yellow Wagtail (2018-03-25)
197. Bluethroat (2018-03-25)
198. Kentish Plover (2018-03-25)
199. Tundra Bean Goose (2018-03-25)
200. Little Ringed Plover (2018-03-25)
201. Oriental Skylark (2018-03-25)
202. Greater White-fronted Goose (2018-03-25)
203. Daurian Jackdaw (2018-03-25)
204. Great Reed Warbler (2018-03-26)
205. Northern Wheatear (2018-03-29)
206. Eurasian Crag Martin (2018-03-29)
207. Great Bustard (2018-03-29)
208. Northern House Martin (2018-03-29)
209. Eurasian Curlew (2018-03-29)
210. Common Snipe (2018-03-29)
211. Common Shelduck (2018-03-31)
212. Pallid Harrier (2018-03-31)
213. Cinereous Vulture (2018-03-31)
214. Western Yellow Wagtail (2018-03-31)
215. Common Swift (2018-04-01)
216. Black Redstart (2018-04-02)
217. Barn Swallow (2018-04-02)
218. Sand Martin (2018-04-02)
219. Paddyfield Warbler (2018-04-02)
220. Western Osprey (2018-04-03)
221. Black Stork (2018-04-03)
222. Tawny Pipit (2018-04-03)
223. Xinjiang Ground Jay (2018-04-03)
224. Garganey (2018-04-04)
225. Pied Avocet (2018-04-05)
226. Black-tailed Godwit (2018-04-05)
227. Calandra Lark (2018-04-05)
228. Black-bellied Sandgrouse (2018-04-06)
229. Desert Whitethroat (2018-04-06)
230. Hume's Leaf Warbler (2018-04-07)
231. Siberian Stonechat (2018-04-07)
232. Lesser Whitethroat (2018-04-07)
233. Black-necked Grebe (2018-04-07)
234. Mountain Chiff-chaff (2018-04-07)
235. White-headed Duck (2018-04-09)
236. Wood Sandpiper (2018-04-13)
237. Grey Wagtail (2018-04-13)
238. Demoiselle Crane (2018-04-13)
239. Pale Sand Swallow (2018-04-13)
240. Black Grouse (2018-04-14)
241. Asian Desert Warbler (2018-04-14)
242. Bimaculated Lark (2018-04-14)
243. Caspian Tern (2018-04-16)
244. Common Tern (2018-04-16)
245. Common Sandpiper (2018-04-16)
246. Booted Eagle (2018-04-17)
247. Richard' s Pipit (2018-04-17)
248. Eurasian Scops Owl (2018-04-18)
249. Eurasian Stone Curlew (2018-04-19)
250. Common Cuckoo (2018-04-22)
251. Bar-headed Goose (2018-04-22)
252. Himalayan Snowcock (2018-04-22)
253. Altai Accentor (2018-04-22)
254. Tree Pipit (2018-04-22)
255. Marsh Sandpiper (2018-04-23)
256. Little Tern (2018-04-23)
257. Savi's Warbler (2018-04-23)
258. European Roller (2018-04-24)
259. Greater Sand Plover (2018-04-25)
260. Lesser Sand Plover (2018-04-26)
261. Red-footed Falcon (2018-04-28)
262. Gull-billed Tern (2018-04-29)
263. Eastern Marsh Harrier (2018-04-29)
264. Rock Bunting (2018-04-29)
265. Oriental Cuckoo (2018-04-30)
266. Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush (2018-05-01)
267. Common Redstart (2018-05-03)
268. European Turtle Dove (2018-05-03)
269. Sykes' Warbler (2018-05-03)
270. Pallid Scops Owl (2018-05-03)
271. Common Quail (2018-05-03)
272. Black-throated Diver (2018-05-04)
273. Eurasian Wryneck (2018-05-04)
274. Grey-necked Bunting (2018-05-04)
275. White-winged Tern (2018-05-04)
276. Hume's Short-toed Lark (2018-05-04)
277. Whimbrel (2018-05-05)
278. Rock Ptarmigan (2018-05-05)
279. Lesser Grey Shrike (2018-05-06)
280. Whiskered Tern (2018-05-06)
281. Pacific Golden Plover (2018-05-06)
282. European Bee-eater (2018-05-06)
283. Barred Warbler (2018-05-08)
284. Collared Pratincole (2018-05-08)
285. Terek Sandpiper (2018-05-08)
286. Temminck's Stint (2018-05-08)
287. Common Nightingale (2018-05-08)
288. Red Crossbill (2018-05-09)
289. Eurasian Reed Warbler (2018-05-09)
290. Red-backed Shrike (2018-05-09)
291. Olive-backed Pipit (2018-05-10)
292. Greenish Warbler (2018-05-10)
293. Indian Golden Oriole (2018-05-11)
294. Black Tern (2018-05-11)
295. European Nightjar (2018-05-13)
296. Baillon's Crake (2018-05-13)
297. White-tail Rubythroat (2018-05-13)
298. Little Bittern (2018-05-14)
299. Spotted Flycatcher (2018-05-14)
300. Eurasian Golden Oriole (2018-05-15)
301. Shikra (2018-05-15)
302. Rosy Starling (2018-05-16)
303. Little Stint (2018-05-16)
304. Ortolan Bunting (2018-05-16)
305. Greater Flamingo (2018-05-17)
306. Grey Plover (2018-05-17)
307. Booted Warbler (2018-05-17)
308. Brown-headed Gull (2018-05-18)
309. Spotted Great Rosefinch (2018-05-18)
310. Long-toed Stint (2018-05-18)
311. Brown-headed Bunting (2018-05-19)
312. Greater Whitethroat (2018-05-19)
313. Mongolian Finch (2018-05-19)
314. Taiga Flycatcher (2018-05-19)
315. Crested Honey-buzzard (2018-05-19)
316. Arctic Warbler (2018-05-19)
317. Ruff (2018-05-20)
318. Sanderling (2018-05-20)
319. Spotted Redshank (2018-05-20)
320. Ruddy Turnstone (2018-05-21)
321. Dunlin (2018-05-21)
322. Tibetan Snowcock (2018-05-22)
323. Red-necked Stint (2018-05-22)
324. Moustached Warbler (2018-05-23)
325. Short-toed Snake Eagle (2018-05-26)
326. Corncrake (2018-05-26)
327. Hume's Whitethroat (2018-05-27)
328. Purple Heron (2018-05-27)
329. Tibetan Snowfinch (2018-05-27)
330. Sulphur-bellied Warbler (2018-05-27)
331. Long-tailed Shrike (2018-05-27)
332. Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin (2018-05-28)
333. Red-fronted Rosefinch (2018-05-29)
334. Blyth's Reed Warbler (2018-05-29)
335. Sinai Rosefinch (2018-05-31)
336. Eurasian Eagle-Owl (2018-06-01)
337. Pallas's Fish Eagle (2018-06-02)
338. Asian Brown Flycatcher (2018-06-02)
339. Tibetan Lark (2018-06-03)
340. Yellow-breasted Bunting (2018-06-03)
341. Willow Warbler (2018-06-03)
342. Common Grasshopper Warbler (2018-06-03)
343. Lanceolated Warbler (2018-06-03)
344. Black Lark (2018-06-06)
345. Grey Partridge (2018-06-06)
347. Macqueen's Bustard (2018-06-09)
348. Curlew Sandpiper (2018-06-09)
349. Eurasian Spoonbill (2018-06-09)
350. Pintail Snipe (2018-06-10)
351. Brandt's Mountain Finch (2018-06-16)
352. Rufous-naped Tit (2018-06-16)
353. Brown Dipper (2018-06-17)
354. Ground Tit (2018-06-18)
355. Grey-backed Shrike (2018-06-18)
356. Tibetan Sandgrouse (2018-06-18)
357. Tickell's Leaf Warbler (2018-06-18)
358. Tibetan Serin (2018-06-18)
359. Blyth's Rosefinch (2018-06-20)
360. Variable Wheatear (2018-06-20)
361. Griffon Vulture (2018-06-21)
362. Alpine Accentor (2018-06-22)
363. Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (2018-06-24)
364. Greater Spotted Eagle (2018-07-06)
365. Blue Rock Thrush (2018-07-07)
366. Chinese Pond Heron (2018-07-11)
367. Red-necked Phalarope (2018-07-15)
368. Horned Grebe (2018-07-15)
369. Heuglin's Gull (2018-07-25)
370. Orange-flanked Bluetail (2018-07-26)
371. Dusky Warbler (2018-07-26)
372. Plumbeous Water Redstart (2018-08-16)
373. Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (2018-08-18)
374. Little Gull (2018-08-28)
375. Eastern Cattle Egret (2018-08-29)
376. Caspian Plover (2018-08-29)
377. Common Ringed Plover (2018-09-03)
378. Little Bustard (2018-09-10)

Big Year 2018

1. liang nigulayi (305)
2. Rick (290)
3. Binzhao Lv (273)
4. Lee Tao (262)
5. black lark (157)
6. yang feifei (143)
7. wen zhimin (142)
8. Allan Linn (139)
9. Marmot (125)
10. Rezaq Hassan (107)
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rare birds records


Sinai Rosefinch (Carpodacus synoicus)

© Marmot
2018-05-31
Hetian County



Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)

© Allan Linn
2018-05-27
Kuntibes, Muji, Akto

27 May 2018, photo by Allan from Kuntibes,Akto has been confirmed a new record in Xinjiang.


Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)

© Important Bird records
2017-09-26
Kuohongqi, Qapqal County

On Sept. 26, 2017, RENGONG photographed a sandpiper in the Kuohongqi, Qapqal, Xinjiang. After checking with several experts and relevant references, the bird was identified as a Calidris melanotos. According to Zheng (2011)and Ma (2011), this was a new bird record in Xinjiang.


Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

© Important Bird records
2011-05-08
SuFu

8 May 2011, photo by Kashi bird watching society from Shufu County, has been confirmed a new record in Xinjiang.

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