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Big Year 2022

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

You can see previous years competitions results here: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021

participants


* number inside brackets means the number of species photographed in 2022
1. FOMINA ALENA (203)
2. Ortik Irina (148)
5. Kyselova Inna (120)
7. Koval V (103)
8. Simon Andrew (90)
9. Bodnar Vasil (87)
11. Martsun Oleg (66)
13. Zhuravel A (50)
14. Kodrul Yuriy (46)
15. Kyselov Roman (44)
18. Gedziuk Vlad (35)
21. Sheremet Oleg (29)
22. Loboda Vadym (27)
23. Snitsar Oleh (26)
28. Loboda Egor (18)
29. Koval Vasil (17)
30. Rozhko Oleg (17)
31. Kuzhel Family (16)
34. Knysh Valerii (15)
46. Mandra Maria (3)
47. Sapuga Alex (3)
52. Rydik Maksym (2)
62. Reva Galyna (1)
63. Skiter Artem (1)

all species photographed in 2022


* in order of appearance (number inside brackets means the date of first record "month-day" )
1. Common Moorhen (2022-01-01)
2. Northern Bullfinch (2022-01-01)
4. Northern Wren (2022-01-01)
5. Great Tit (2022-01-01)
6. Black-Billed Magpie (2022-01-01)
7. Black-Necked Grebe (2022-01-01)
8. Northern Reed Bunting (2022-01-01)
9. Hen Harrier (2022-01-01)
10. Goosander (2022-01-01)
11. Crested Lark (2022-01-01)
12. Eurasian Collared Dove (2022-01-01)
13. Common Chaffinch (2022-01-01)
14. Hawfinch (2022-01-01)
15. Common Starling (2022-01-01)
16. Common Pheasant (2022-01-01)
17. Rough-legged Buzzard (2022-01-01)
18. Great Crested Grebe (2022-01-01)
19. Common Goldeneye (2022-01-01)
20. Whooper Swan (2022-01-01)
21. Eurasian Linnet (2022-01-01)
22. Yellowhammer (2022-01-01)
23. Grey Heron (2022-01-01)
24. Common Raven (2022-01-01)
25. Eurasian Nuthatch (2022-01-01)
26. Eurasian Goldfinch (2022-01-01)
27. White-tailed Sea-Eagle (2022-01-01)
28. Tree Sparrow (2022-01-01)
29. Rook (2022-01-01)
30. European Greenfinch (2022-01-01)
31. Brambling (2022-01-01)
32. Syrian Woodpecker (2022-01-02)
33. Eurasian Jackdaw (2022-01-02)
34. Goldcrest (2022-01-02)
35. Coal Tit (2022-01-02)
36. Common Sparrowhawk (2022-01-02)
37. Long-tailed Tit (2022-01-02)
38. Mallard (2022-01-02)
39. Peregrine Falcon (2022-01-02)
40. Eurasian Bittern (2022-01-02)
41. Common Crane (2022-01-02)
42. Grey Partridge (2022-01-02)
43. Stock Pigeon (2022-01-02)
44. Eurasian Siskin (2022-01-02)
45. Herring Gull (2022-01-02)
46. Great Spotted Woodpecker (2022-01-02)
47. Eurasian Wigeon (2022-01-02)
48. Red-breasted Merganser (2022-01-02)
49. Smew (2022-01-02)
50. Corn Bunting (2022-01-02)
51. Mute Swan (2022-01-02)
52. Fieldfare (2022-01-02)
53. Middle Spotted Woodpecker (2022-01-02)
54. Black-headed Gull (2022-01-02)
55. Mew Gull (2022-01-02)
56. Great White Egret (2022-01-02)
57. Caspian Gull (2022-01-02)
58. House Sparrow (2022-01-02)
59. Rock Pigeon (2022-01-03)
60. Common Coot (2022-01-03)
61. Great Cormorant (2022-01-03)
62. Common Buzzard (2022-01-03)
63. Common Teal (2022-01-03)
64. Common Pochard (2022-01-03)
65. Eurasian Curlew (2022-01-03)
66. Common Shelduck (2022-01-03)
67. Pallas's Gull (2022-01-03)
68. Iceland Gull (2022-01-03)
69. Turkestan Short-toed Lark (2022-01-04)
70. Kentish Plover (2022-01-04)
71. Horned Lark (2022-01-04)
72. Hooded Crow (2022-01-04)
73. Common Treecreeper (2022-01-05)
74. Dunnock (2022-01-05)
75. European Robin (2022-01-06)
76. Mistle Thrush (2022-01-06)
77. Grey Wagtail (2022-01-06)
78. Blue Tit (2022-01-07)
79. Eurasian Jay (2022-01-07)
80. Jack Snipe (2022-01-07)
81. Firecrest (2022-01-07)
82. Long-eared Owl (2022-01-07)
83. Common Kestrel (2022-01-07)
84. Tawny Owl (2022-01-07)
85. Eurasian Blackbird (2022-01-08)
86. Black-crowned Night Heron (2022-01-08)
87. Mandarin Duck (2022-01-08)
88. Marsh Tit (2022-01-08)
89. Great Grey Shrike (2022-01-08)
90. Long-tailed Duck (2022-01-09)
91. Common Kingfisher (2022-01-09)
92. Tufted Duck (2022-01-09)
93. Red-breasted Goose (2022-01-10)
94. Merlin (2022-01-10)
95. Black Woodpecker (2022-01-12)
96. Snow Bunting (2022-01-12)
97. Little Owl (2022-01-12)
98. Great Black-backed Gull (2022-01-13)
99. Eurasian Dipper (2022-01-13)
100. Calandra Lark (2022-01-15)
101. Sky Lark (2022-01-15)
102. Greylag Goose (2022-01-15)
103. Long-legged Buzzard (2022-01-15)
104. Little Grebe (2022-01-16)
105. Common Eider (2022-01-16)
106. Common Oystercatcher (2022-01-16)
107. Common Redshank (2022-01-16)
108. Dunlin (2022-01-16)
109. Grey Plover (2022-01-16)
110. Red Knot (2022-01-16)
111. Bean Goose (2022-01-18)
112. Greater White-fronted Goose (2022-01-18)
113. Grey-Headed Woodpecker (2022-01-19)
114. Water Rail (2022-01-19)
115. Twite (2022-01-20)
116. Black Scoter (2022-01-22)
117. Bearded Tit (2022-01-22)
118. Northern Goshawk (2022-01-23)
119. Western Barn Owl (2022-01-24)
120. Great Bustard (2022-01-25)
121. Wood Pigeon (2022-01-26)
122. Short-eared Owl (2022-01-26)
123. Siberian Black-backed Gull (2022-01-27)
124. Lapland Longspur (2022-01-27)
125. Black-throated Accentor (2022-01-28)
126. Greater Scaup (2022-01-30)
128. Black Redstart (2022-01-31)
129. Crested Tit (2022-01-31)
130. Northern Pintail (2022-02-01)
131. Willow Tit (2022-02-01)
132. Northern Black Grouse (2022-02-01)
133. Common Snipe (2022-02-06)
134. Gadwall (2022-02-06)
135. Western Marsh-Harrier (2022-02-06)
136. Eurasian Penduline Tit (2022-02-09)
137. Eurasian Green Woodpecker (2022-02-10)
138. Pygmy Cormorant (2022-02-13)
139. Common Chiffchaff (2022-02-16)
140. Lesser Black-backed Gull (2022-02-19)
141. Cinereous Vulture (2022-02-19)
142. Yellow-legged Gull (2022-02-19)
143. Eurasian Pygmy-Owl (2022-02-20)
144. Red Crossbill (2022-02-20)
145. Eastern Imperial Eagle (2022-03-13)
146. Tree Pipit (2022-03-20)
147. Spotted Nutcracker (2022-03-20)
148. Northern Shoveler (2022-03-24)
149. White Stork (2022-03-29)
150. Short-toed Snake Eagle (2022-03-29)
151. White Wagtail (2022-03-30)
152. Song Thrush (2022-04-02)
153. Ring Ouzel (2022-04-03)
154. Garganey (2022-04-04)
155. Pallid Harrier (2022-04-04)
156. Great White Pelican (2022-04-05)
157. Dalmatian Pelican (2022-04-05)
158. Squacco Heron (2022-04-05)
159. Red-crested Pochard (2022-04-06)
160. Lesser Spotted Eagle (2022-04-07)
161. Meadow Pipit (2022-04-10)
162. Eurasian Wryneck (2022-04-11)
163. Redwing (2022-04-11)
164. Eurasian Redstart (2022-04-12)
165. Black Stork (2022-04-12)
166. Black Kite (2022-04-12)
167. Green Sandpiper (2022-04-12)
168. Caspian Tern (2022-04-13)
169. Glossy Ibis (2022-04-13)
170. Wood Warbler (2022-04-14)
171. Bluethroat (2022-04-15)
172. Black-tailed Godwit (2022-04-15)
173. Savi's Warbler (2022-04-15)
174. Pied Flycatcher (2022-04-17)
175. Common Nightingale (2022-04-18)
176. Lesser Whitethroat (2022-04-19)
177. Whinchat (2022-04-19)
178. Common Stonechat (2022-04-20)
179. European Serin (2022-04-21)
180. Citrine Wagtail (Western) (2022-04-22)
181. Yellow Wagtail (2022-04-23)
182. Common Sandpiper (2022-04-23)
183. Eurasian Hobby (2022-04-23)
184. Northern Wheatear (2022-04-23)
185. Ruff (2022-04-24)
186. Common Greenshank (2022-04-24)
187. Wood Sandpiper (2022-04-24)
188. Little Ringed Plover (2022-04-24)
189. Northern Lapwing (2022-04-24)
190. Blackcap (2022-04-25)
191. Collared Flycatcher (2022-04-25)
192. Northern House Martin (2022-04-25)
193. Common Tern (2022-04-25)
194. Tawny Pipit (2022-04-26)
195. Slavonian Grebe (2022-04-28)
196. Little Stint (2022-04-28)
197. Barn Swallow (2022-04-29)
198. Sedge Warbler (2022-04-29)
199. Willow Warbler (2022-04-30)
200. Common Cuckoo (2022-04-30)
201. Great Reed Warbler (2022-04-30)
202. Common Swift (2022-05-01)
203. European Golden Oriole (2022-05-02)
204. Red-breasted Flycatcher (2022-05-02)
205. Spotted Flycatcher (2022-05-03)
206. White-winged Tern (2022-05-03)
207. Common Whitethroat (2022-05-04)
208. Little Bittern (2022-05-05)
209. Black Tern (2022-05-05)
210. Whiskered Tern (2022-05-06)
211. Hoopoe (2022-05-06)
212. Thrush Nightingale (2022-05-06)
213. European Nightjar (2022-05-07)
214. Red-backed Shrike (2022-05-07)
215. Eurasian Reed Warbler (2022-05-07)
216. Icterine Warbler (2022-05-07)
217. Eurasian Honey-Buzzard (2022-05-07)
218. Little Egret (2022-05-08)
219. Greater Ringed Plover (2022-05-08)
220. Temminck's Stint (2022-05-08)
221. Barred Warbler (2022-05-08)
222. European Bee-eater (2022-05-08)
223. Sand Martin (2022-05-08)
224. Montagu's Harrier (2022-05-08)
225. Garden Warbler (2022-05-10)
226. Little Gull (2022-05-13)
227. Spotted Redshank (2022-05-19)
228. Marsh Warbler (2022-05-24)
229. European Turtle Dove (2022-05-27)
230. Little Tern (2022-05-31)
231. Arctic Loon (2022-05-31)
232. Little Crake (2022-06-01)
233. Blyth's Reed Warbler (2022-06-02)
234. Common Rosefinch (2022-06-03)
235. Lesser Grey Shrike (2022-06-04)
236. River Warbler (2022-06-04)
237. Booted Eagle (2022-06-04)
238. Ortolan Bunting (2022-06-12)
239. Purple Heron (2022-06-26)
240. Wood Lark (2022-06-30)
241. Black Swan (2022-07-02)
242. Curlew Sandpiper (2022-07-16)
243. Saker Falcon (2022-07-17)
244. Ferruginous Duck (2022-07-30)
245. Terek Sandpiper (2022-08-06)
246. Water Pipit (2022-08-12)
247. Alpine Swift (2022-08-13)
248. Mediterranean Gull (2022-08-21)
249. Sanderling (2022-09-03)
250. Spotted Crake (2022-09-03)
251. Red-Necked Grebe (2022-09-04)
252. Steppe Eagle (2022-09-04)
253. Great Snipe (2022-09-07)
254. Osprey (2022-09-09)

Big Year 2022

1. ALENA FOMINA (203)
2. Irina Ortik (148)
3. Dmytro Petrychenko (133)
4. Andrey Mis\'kov (129)
5. Inna Kyselova (120)
6. Oksana Makhovska (114)
7. V Koval (103)
8. Andrew Simon (90)
9. Vasil Bodnar (87)
10. Natalia Honcharyk (71)
more...

rare birds records


Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis)

© Oleksandr Burkovsky
2022-09-04

A rare vagrant, formerly nesting species of southern Ukraine. The first observation in Odesa region in decades and the first photo from its territory.


Turkestan Short-toed Lark (Alaudala heinei)

© Oleksandr Burkovsky
2021-12-29

Rare vagrant and wintering species. There is no reliable information on nesting in the last 10 years. At the same time the species is also observed in Bulgaria and Cyprus. The first confirmed record in Odesa region.


Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus)

© Yuriy Kodrul
2021-12-12
Odessa Oblast

The rare wintering species. Young individuals are more common.


Black-throated Accentor (Prunella atrogularis)

© Aleksandr Arhipov
2021-12-03
Kuchurhan, Odesa district

Black-throated Accentor is a new species in the fauna of Ukraine. It is a rare vagrant species in Europe, most observed during the autumn migration. This year, three observations on Europe in general, in particular, the first record for the country also in Poland.

more rarities...

recent video

2022-04-04. White Wagtail (Stanislavs Gr).

2022-01-30. Horned Lark (Valerii Knysh).

2022-01-29. Black Woodpecker (David Golodetsky).

2022-01-04. Eurasian Bittern (David Golodetsky).

2021-11-10. Northern Bullfinch (Alexender Zabolotnyy).

2021-11-07. Great Tit (Stanislavs Gr).

2021-11-04. Rook (Alexender Zabolotnyy).

2021-11-02. Grey Partridge (Andrew Simon).

2021-10-31. Common Sparrowhawk (Alexender Zabolotnyy).

2021-10-28. Hooded Crow (Alexender Zabolotnyy).

2021-10-24. European Robin (Stanislavs Gr).

2021-10-19. Tree Sparrow (Alexender Zabolotnyy).

2021-10-17. Long-eared Owl (Stanislavs Gr).

2021-10-05. Hooded Crow (Alexender Zabolotnyy).

2021-09-21. White Wagtail (Alexender Zabolotnyy).

more video...

unidentified birds


2022-09-22

Оксана Маховская: Молодая жёлтая трясогузкаПлиска жовта

2022-09-22

no any comments:

2022-09-13

no any comments:

2022-07-31

Василь Боднар: Це синяк, бо нема білої плями на шиї як у припутня і клюв не темний, як у сизаря.

2022-06-30

David M. Dickerson: [....]

more unidentified birds...