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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)
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rare birds records


Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus)

© Sofia Buntovskaya
2016-01-23
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
2012-10-12
Slyudyanka, Irkutsk Region

A rare record much west from the species range.


Booted Eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus)

© Sergey L. Volkov
2016-05-12
Vitimsky nature reserve, Northern Transbaikalia

Rare vagrant in northern Trans-Baikal area


Common Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)

© Konstantin Samodurow
2015-12-22

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
2016-08-06
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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