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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 XinJiang during this year.

You can see previous years competitions results here: 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

participants


* number inside brackets means the number of species photographed in 2021
1. Rick Wang (274)
2. BDnaturer (213)
3. yang feifei (211)
4. zhangxingmin (75)
5. Rezaq Hassan (67)
6. wukefan (42)
7. wangjianli (28)
8. Liujianming (18)
10. BAI YANSHAN (8)
11. Marmot (6)
12. Lee Tao (2)
13. XJBWS (1)

all species photographed in 2021


* in order of appearance (number inside brackets means the date of first record "month-day" )
1. White-headed Duck (2021-01-03)
2. Pygmy Cormorant (2021-01-05)
3. Mistle Thrush (2021-01-05)
4. Little Grebe (2021-01-05)
5. Mallard (2021-01-05)
6. Common Magpie (2021-01-05)
7. Common Blackbird (2021-01-05)
8. Daurian Partridge (2021-01-05)
9. Azure-winged Magpie (2021-01-05)
10. Black-throated Thrush (2021-01-05)
11. Long-eared Owl (2021-01-05)
12. Eurasian Tree Sparrow (2021-01-06)
13. White-tailed Sea Eagle (2021-01-06)
14. Whooper Swan (2021-01-06)
15. Smew (2021-01-06)
16. Common Merganser (2021-01-06)
17. Great Egret (2021-01-06)
18. Azure Tit (2021-01-06)
19. Common Chaffinch (2021-01-06)
20. Bearded Reedling (2021-01-06)
21. Common Moorhen (2021-01-06)
22. Reed Bunting (2021-01-06)
23. White-winged Woodpecker (2021-01-06)
24. Grey Heron (2021-01-06)
25. Great Gray Shrike (2021-01-06)
26. Eversmann's Redstart (2021-01-06)
27. Great Tit (2021-01-06)
28. Common Kestrel (2021-01-07)
29. Bohemian Waxwing (2021-01-08)
30. Red-mantled Rosefinch (2021-01-08)
31. Brown Accentor (2021-01-08)
32. Long-tailed Rosefinch (2021-01-08)
33. Meadow Bunting (2021-01-08)
34. Red-billed Chough (2021-01-08)
35. Godlewski's Bunting (2021-01-08)
36. Pine Bunting (2021-01-08)
37. Plain Mountain Finch (2021-01-08)
38. Yellowhammer (2021-01-08)
39. Upland Buzzard (2021-01-09)
40. Common Kingfisher (2021-01-09)
41. Eastern Imperial Eagle (2021-01-09)
42. Eurasian Collared Dove (2021-01-09)
43. Common Starling (2021-01-09)
44. White Wagtail (2021-01-09)
45. Common Pheasant (2021-01-09)
46. Turkestan Tit (2021-01-13)
47. Eurasian Wren (2021-01-13)
48. Black-throated Accentor (2021-01-13)
49. Mongolian Ground Jay (2021-01-13)
50. Golden Eagle (2021-01-13)
51. Common Goldeneye (2021-01-14)
52. Ibisbill (2021-01-14)
53. White-throated Dipper (2021-01-14)
54. Ruddy Shelduck (2021-01-14)
55. Short-eared Owl (2021-01-14)
56. Rough-legged Hawk (2021-01-14)
57. Eurasian Siskin (2021-01-16)
58. Lammergeier (2021-01-16)
59. Goldcrest (2021-01-16)
60. Himalayan Griffon (2021-01-16)
61. Merlin (2021-01-17)
62. Carrion Crow (2021-01-17)
63. Chukar Partridge (2021-01-17)
64. Western Marsh Harrier (2021-01-20)
65. Common Crane (2021-01-20)
66. Spotted Great Rosefinch (2021-01-20)
67. Crested Lark (2021-01-20)
68. Cinereous Vulture (2021-01-20)
69. Little Owl (2021-01-21)
70. Eastern Buzzard (2021-01-21)
71. Horned Lark (2021-01-21)
72. Rufous-necked Snowfinch (2021-01-21)
73. Tibetan Sandgrouse (2021-01-21)
74. White-rumped Snowfinch (2021-01-21)
75. Tibetan Lark (2021-01-22)
76. Saker Falcon (2021-01-22)
77. Brandt's Mountain Finch (2021-01-23)
78. Twite (2021-01-24)
79. Peregrine Falcon (2021-01-27)
80. Eurasian Sparrow Hawk (2021-01-29)
81. Water Rail (2021-01-31)
82. Water Pipit (2021-02-01)
83. Coal Tit (2021-02-05)
84. Red Crossbill (2021-02-05)
85. Solitary Snipe (2021-02-05)
86. Gadwall (2021-02-06)
87. Hen Harrier (2021-02-06)
88. Northern Pintail (2021-02-06)
89. Bar-headed Goose (2021-02-06)
90. Hawfinch (2021-02-14)
91. Fieldfare (2021-02-15)
92. Eurasian Bullfinch (2021-02-15)
93. European Greenfinch (2021-02-15)
94. Stock Dove (2021-02-16)
95. Red-throated Thrush (2021-02-16)
96. Northern Goshawk (2021-02-17)
97. Brown Dipper (2021-02-23)
98. Spanish Sparrow (2021-02-23)
99. Common Pochard (2021-02-23)
100. House Sparrow (2021-02-23)
101. Red-fronted Serin (2021-02-23)
102. Wallcreeper (2021-02-24)
103. Hill Pigeon (2021-02-24)
104. Himalayan Snowcock (2021-02-25)
105. Tibetan Snowcock (2021-02-25)
106. Ground Tit (2021-02-25)
107. Eurasian Teal (2021-02-25)
108. Tibetan Snowfinch (2021-02-26)
109. Eurasian Hobby (2021-03-01)
110. Graylag Goose (2021-03-02)
111. Ferruginous Pochard (2021-03-03)
112. European Goldfinch (2021-03-03)
113. Chinese Spot-billed Duck (2021-03-04)
114. Great Bittern (2021-03-04)
115. Long-tailed Duck (2021-03-06)
116. Eurasian Jackdaw (2021-03-06)
117. Great Cormorant (2021-03-06)
118. Pallas's Gull (2021-03-06)
119. Yellow-legged Gull (2021-03-06)
120. Taiga Bean Goose (2021-03-07)
121. Eurasian Wigeon (2021-03-09)
122. Brambling (2021-03-15)
123. Boreal Owl (2021-03-15)
124. Rock Dove (2021-03-15)
125. Common Buzzard (2021-03-15)
126. Red-breasted Goose (2021-03-16)
127. Black-headed Gull (2021-03-18)
128. Citrine Wagtail (2021-03-18)
129. Red-crested Pochard (2021-03-19)
130. Common Redshank (2021-03-19)
131. Eurasian Coot (2021-03-19)
132. Saxaul Sparrow (2021-03-19)
133. Isabelline Shrike (2021-03-19)
134. Desert Finch (2021-03-20)
135. Pallas's Bunting (2021-03-21)
136. Eurasian Skylark (2021-03-21)
137. Pallid Scops Owl (2021-03-21)
138. Black Kite (2021-03-22)
139. Desert Wheatear (2021-03-24)
140. Pied Wheatear (2021-03-26)
141. Rock Sparrow (2021-03-26)
142. Grey Wagtail (2021-03-26)
143. Great Crested Grebe (2021-03-27)
144. Pale Sand Swallow (2021-03-27)
145. Asian Desert Warbler (2021-04-01)
146. Pallas's Sandgrouse (2021-04-01)
147. Long-legged Buzzard (2021-04-01)
148. Isabelline Wheatear (2021-04-01)
149. Asian Short-toed Lark (2021-04-01)
150. Rufous-tailed Shrike (2021-04-01)
151. Common Hoopoe (2021-04-01)
152. Northern Shoveler (2021-04-01)
153. Northern House Martin (2021-04-01)
154. Sand Martin (2021-04-01)
155. Tufted Duck (2021-04-01)
156. Little Ringed Plover (2021-04-03)
157. Northern Wheatear (2021-04-04)
158. White-browned Tit Warber (2021-04-05)
159. Eurasian Treecreeper (2021-04-05)
160. Common Myna (2021-04-07)
161. Lesser Kestrel (2021-04-07)
162. Black Redstart (2021-04-07)
163. Tawny Pipit (2021-04-07)
164. Common Chiff-chaff (2021-04-07)
165. Bimaculated Lark (2021-04-07)
166. Black-bellied Sandgrouse (2021-04-07)
167. Booted Eagle (2021-04-07)
168. Common Linnet (2021-04-07)
169. Greater Short-toed Lark (2021-04-07)
170. Tundra Swan (2021-04-08)
171. Common Tern (2021-04-09)
172. Kentish Plover (2021-04-10)
173. Black-winged Stilt (2021-04-10)
174. Western Osprey (2021-04-10)
175. Bluethroat (2021-04-10)
176. Eurasian Curlew (2021-04-10)
177. Common Snipe (2021-04-10)
178. Northern Lapwing (2021-04-10)
179. Siberian Stonechat (2021-04-11)
180. Barn Swallow (2021-04-11)
181. Cetti's Warbler (2021-04-11)
182. Steppe Grey Shrike (2021-04-11)
183. Mongolian Gull (2021-04-12)
184. Demoiselle Crane (2021-04-12)
185. Heuglin's Gull (2021-04-12)
186. Eurasian Crag Martin (2021-04-12)
187. Pied Avocet (2021-04-13)
188. Eurasian Oystercatcher (2021-04-13)
189. Common Shelduck (2021-04-13)
190. Short-toed Snake Eagle (2021-04-15)
191. Eurasian Stone Curlew (2021-04-16)
192. Eurasian Scops Owl (2021-04-16)
193. Mountain Chiff-chaff (2021-04-16)
194. Common Wood Pigeon (2021-04-16)
195. Mute Swan (2021-04-16)
196. Rosy Starling (2021-04-16)
197. Silver-throated Bushtit (2021-04-16)
198. Crested Honey-buzzard (2021-04-16)
199. Songar Tit (2021-04-16)
200. Blue-capped Redstart (2021-04-17)
201. Great Spotted Woodpecker (2021-04-17)
203. Hume's Leaf Warbler (2021-04-19)
204. Tree Pipit (2021-04-19)
205. White-backed Woodpecker (2021-04-19)
206. Eastern Yellow Wagtail (2021-04-22)
207. Lapland Longspur (2021-04-22)
208. Common Swift (2021-04-23)
209. Green Sandpiper (2021-04-23)
210. Garganey (2021-04-23)
211. Great Reed Warbler (2021-04-23)
212. Paddyfield Warbler (2021-04-23)
213. Black-necked Grebe (2021-04-23)
214. Common Cuckoo (2021-04-23)
215. Desert Whitethroat (2021-04-24)
216. Little Bittern (2021-04-24)
217. Sykes' Warbler (2021-04-24)
218. Black-crowned Night Heron (2021-04-24)
219. Rook (2021-04-24)
220. Common Raven (2021-04-25)
221. Greater Sand Plover (2021-04-26)
222. Black Lark (2021-04-26)
223. Calandra Lark (2021-04-26)
224. Rock Bunting (2021-04-27)
225. Olive-backed Pipit (2021-04-27)
226. Eurasian Nuthatch (2021-04-27)
227. Richard' s Pipit (2021-04-27)
228. Western Yellow Wagtail (2021-04-27)
229. Black Grouse (2021-04-27)
230. Greenish Warbler (2021-04-29)
231. Little Tern (2021-04-30)
232. Common Sandpiper (2021-04-30)
233. Laughing Dove (2021-04-30)
234. Steppe Eagle (2021-05-02)
235. Great Bustard (2021-05-02)
236. Black Stork (2021-05-02)
237. White-tail Rubythroat (2021-05-02)
238. Shikra (2021-05-03)
239. Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush (2021-05-03)
240. Mongolian Finch (2021-05-03)
241. Savi's Warbler (2021-05-04)
242. Wood Sandpiper (2021-05-04)
243. Eurasian Eagle-Owl (2021-05-05)
244. European Bee-eater (2021-05-05)
245. Red-backed Shrike (2021-05-06)
246. European Roller (2021-05-06)
247. Red-footed Falcon (2021-05-06)
248. Common Nightingale (2021-05-06)
249. Sulphur-bellied Warbler (2021-05-07)
250. Grey-headed Woodpecker (2021-05-08)
251. Booted Warbler (2021-05-09)
252. Alpine Chough (2021-05-09)
253. Barred Warbler (2021-05-10)
254. Oriental Turtle Dove (2021-05-10)
255. White-crowned Penduline Tit (2021-05-10)
256. Black-tailed Godwit (2021-05-10)
257. Whimbrel (2021-05-10)
258. Lesser Grey Shrike (2021-05-10)
259. Black Woodpecker (2021-05-10)
260. Common Redstart (2021-05-10)
261. Little Stint (2021-05-11)
262. Horned Grebe (2021-05-11)
263. Red-necked Phalarope (2021-05-11)
264. Sanderling (2021-05-11)
265. Lesser Sand Plover (2021-05-12)
266. Ruff (2021-05-12)
267. Temminck's Stint (2021-05-12)
268. White-winged Tern (2021-05-12)
269. Pacific Golden Plover (2021-05-12)
270. Black Tern (2021-05-13)
271. European Nightjar (2021-05-13)
272. Eurasian Wryneck (2021-05-14)
273. Spotted Flycatcher (2021-05-14)
274. Common Rosefinch (2021-05-15)
275. Whiskered Tern (2021-05-16)
276. Grey-necked Bunting (2021-05-17)
277. Brown-headed Bunting (2021-05-17)
278. Collared Pratincole (2021-05-17)
279. Caspian Tern (2021-05-17)
280. Terek Sandpiper (2021-05-17)
281. Ortolan Bunting (2021-05-22)
282. Eurasian Reed Warbler (2021-05-22)
283. European Turtle Dove (2021-05-24)
284. Indian Golden Oriole (2021-05-24)
285. Common Grasshopper Warbler (2021-05-26)
286. Blyth's Reed Warbler (2021-05-26)
287. Taiga Flycatcher (2021-05-26)
288. Greater Whitethroat (2021-05-26)
289. Little Gull (2021-05-28)
290. Ruddy Turnstone (2021-05-28)
291. Eurasian Golden Oriole (2021-05-29)
292. Gull-billed Tern (2021-05-29)
293. Lanceolated Warbler (2021-05-29)
295. Ural Owl (2021-05-30)
296. Baillon's Crake (2021-05-30)
298. Corncrake (2021-06-04)
299. Spotted Nutcracker (2021-06-04)
300. Red Phalarope (2021-06-07)
301. Dunlin (2021-06-07)
302. Tarim Babbler (2021-06-12)
303. Long-tailed Shrike (2021-06-12)
304. Blue Rock Thrush (2021-06-12)
305. Corn Bunting (2021-06-15)
306. Dalmatian Pelican (2021-06-18)
307. Yellow-breasted Bunting (2021-06-19)
308. Willow Tit (2021-06-19)
309. Glossy Ibis (2021-06-19)
310. Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin (2021-06-20)
311. White-winged Snowfinch (2021-07-01)
312. Velvet Scoter (2021-07-08)
313. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (2021-07-09)
314. Eurasian Spoonbill (2021-07-09)
315. Curlew Sandpiper (2021-07-12)
316. Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (2021-08-09)
317. Common Greenshank (2021-08-09)
318. Marsh Sandpiper (2021-08-09)
319. Grey Plover (2021-08-28)
320. Spotted Redshank (2021-08-28)
321. Little Bustard (2021-09-18)

Big Year 2021

1. Rick Wang (273)
2. BDnaturer (213)
3. yang feifei (210)
4. zhangxingmin (75)
5. Rezaq Hassan (67)
6. wukefan (42)
7. wangjianli (28)
8. Liujianming (18)
9. The Birds Record committee (11)
10. BAI YANSHAN (8)
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rare birds records


Pygmy Cormorant (Microcarbo pygmeus)

© daobazi
2018-11-20
Xinjiang Changji Manas County National Wetland Park

Dec. 28, 2018, LIU Zhongde found this species in Manas River wetland.


Pied Bushchat (Saxicola caprata)

© gebi huyang
2018-09-16
wusu

15 Sept 2018, shot from Dafdar,Tashkurghan has been confirmed a new record in Xinjiang.


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.

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unidentified birds


2021-08-05

no any comments:

2021-06-30

飞之羽: 应该还是棕尾伯劳,红尾伯劳的头顶和后背颜色基本一样红棕色,另外红尾额白色眉纹延续到额前变窄

2021-06-17

no any comments:

2021-04-26

戈壁胡杨: 看看腋下羽的颜色可能就有定论了

2021-04-25

戈壁胡杨: 这是什么妖怪??

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