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296 photographed species of 334 (88%)


Big Year 2020

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

You can see previous years competitions results here: 2018 2019


* number inside brackets means the number of species photographed in 2020

all species photographed in 2020

* in order of appearance (number inside brackets means the date of first record "month-day" )
1. Azure Tit (2020-01-03)
2. Bearded Reedling (2020-01-03)
3. Marsh Tit (2020-01-05)
4. Willow Tit (2020-01-05)
5. Crested Tit (2020-01-05)
6. Coal Tit (2020-01-05)
7. Blue Tit (2020-01-05)
8. Common Black-headed Gull (2020-01-23)

rare birds records

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)

© Александр Mesiats
Minsk region, Smolevichi city, Smolevichi reservoir

1st-winter Black-legged Kittiwake, Rissa tridactyla photographed at Smalyavichy district - 5th record for Belarus

Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis)

© Andrei Shevchik

Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug)

© Alexander Sobolev
Lioznenskiy rayon

Brent Goose (Branta bernicla)

© Andrey Borodin
Mogilevskiy r-n

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recent video

2019-04-26. Eurasian Wryneck (Victor Natykanets).

2019-03-27. Syrian Woodpecker (Victor Natykanets).

2018-09-26. Eurasian Wren (Victor Natykanets).

2018-09-23. Common Greenshank (Victor Natykanets), Ruddy Turnstone (Victor Natykanets).

2018-09-22. Black-winged Stilt (Victor Natykanets), Northern Lapwing (Victor Natykanets).

2018-09-20. Dunlin (Victor Natykanets).

2018-09-18. Little Grebe (Victor Natykanets).

2018-09-14. Red Phalarope (Victor Natykanets).

2018-09-13. Azure Tit (Victor Natykanets).

2018-09-04. Ruff male, Reeve female (Victor Natykanets).

more video...

unidentified birds

all birds indentified