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Big Year 2017

1. Igor Latysh (139)
2. Dmitry Dubikovskiy (137)
3. Mishail Belousow (127)
4. Andrey Chernykh (127)
5. Ilya Sukhov (116)

rare birds records

Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)

© Aleksandr Gontcharov

The first observation in Kemerovo Region after 1926.

Sociable Lapwing (Chettusia gregaria)

© Nadezhda Orlova
Sychevka, Altai Krai

The first photo record of this species for the eastern part of Altaiski Krai.

Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)

© Valerii Bogdanovihc

A rare vagrant in Transbaikalia. First foto-proof for Republic of Buryatia. These birds may be arrived migrants or may have spent winter in the open water close to the electric plant.

Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus)

© Sofia Buntovskaya
Listvyanka, Irkutsk Oblast', Lake Baikal

A rare vagrant in the southern part of the Lake Baikal area. The first wintering trial.

Japanese Waxwing (Bombycilla japonica)

© Yuri Karpov
Slyudyanka, Irkutsk Region

A rare record much west from the species range.

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