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Big Year 2017

1. Nina Shteinbrenner (50)
2. Dmitry Dubikovskiy (47)
3. Igor Latysh (46)
4. Ilya Sukhov (46)
5. Mishail Belousow (41)

rare birds records

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.

Booted Eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus)

© Sergey L. Volkov
Vitimsky nature reserve, Northern Transbaikalia

Rare vagrant in northern Trans-Baikal area

Common Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)

© Konstantin Samodurow

Reliable winter photo registration in the Tomsk region. Earlier, finches were observed several times in last days of November, but the nature of their further staying remained in question.

Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)

© Alexandr Belyaev
Altajskij kraj, Kosihinskij r-n, p. Ukrainskij

A host of this Cuckoo fledgling is Grasshopper Warbler. An occasional nest paratisism by Cuckoo on this species, which is not mentioned in the known list of Cuckoo's host species.

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