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Big Year 2021

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

participants


* number inside brackets means the number of species photographed in 2021
1. Kodrul Yuriy (251)
2. FOMINA ALENA (226)
11. Gedziuk Vlad (161)
12. Ortik Irina (157)
13. Zhuravel A (147)
14. Yaremchuk Roman (145)
16. Kuzhel Family (135)
17. Kyselova Inna (128)
21. Simon Andrew (91)
23. Knysh Valerii (85)
24. Bodnar Vasil (84)
29. Rudenko Vadim (61)
30. Snitsar Oleh (53)
32. Sheremet Oleg (36)
34. Gr Stanislavs (27)
37. Martsun Oleg (23)
39. Gajduk Olga (21)
43. Rozhko Oleg (13)
46. Kondrat Petro (10)
54. Sapuga Alex (7)
57. Rydik Maksym (5)

all species photographed in 2021


* in order of appearance (number inside brackets means the date of first record "month-day" )
1. Black-headed Gull (2021-01-01)
2. Tree Sparrow (2021-01-01)
3. Blue Tit (2021-01-01)
4. Mallard (2021-01-01)
5. Mute Swan (2021-01-01)
6. Eurasian Collared Dove (2021-01-01)
7. Whooper Swan (2021-01-01)
8. Rough-legged Buzzard (2021-01-01)
9. Common Starling (2021-01-01)
10. Fieldfare (2021-01-01)
11. Common Buzzard (2021-01-01)
12. Corn Bunting (2021-01-01)
13. Little Gull (2021-01-01)
14. Red-breasted Merganser (2021-01-01)
15. Smew (2021-01-01)
16. Eurasian Jackdaw (2021-01-01)
17. Long-eared Owl (2021-01-01)
18. Rock Pigeon (2021-01-01)
19. Goldcrest (2021-01-01)
20. Rook (2021-01-01)
21. Hooded Crow (2021-01-01)
22. Bearded Tit (2021-01-01)
23. Black-Billed Magpie (2021-01-01)
24. House Sparrow (2021-01-01)
25. Great Spotted Woodpecker (2021-01-01)
26. Common Raven (2021-01-01)
27. Common Coot (2021-01-01)
28. Bohemian Waxwing (2021-01-01)
29. Great Tit (2021-01-01)
30. Northern Bullfinch (2021-01-01)
31. Caspian Gull (2021-01-01)
32. Tufted Duck (2021-01-01)
33. Common Pochard (2021-01-01)
34. White-tailed Sea-Eagle (2021-01-01)
35. Great Crested Grebe (2021-01-01)
36. Great Cormorant (2021-01-01)
37. Black-Necked Grebe (2021-01-01)
38. Common Goldeneye (2021-01-01)
39. Arctic Loon (2021-01-01)
40. Eurasian Linnet (2021-01-01)
41. Crested Lark (2021-01-01)
42. Great White Egret (2021-01-01)
43. European Greenfinch (2021-01-01)
44. Hen Harrier (2021-01-01)
45. Common Kingfisher (2021-01-01)
46. Common Shelduck (2021-01-01)
47. Eurasian Nuthatch (2021-01-01)
48. Eurasian Jay (2021-01-01)
49. Middle Spotted Woodpecker (2021-01-01)
50. Eurasian Blackbird (2021-01-01)
51. Black Redstart (2021-01-01)
52. Eurasian Curlew (2021-01-01)
53. Dunlin (2021-01-01)
54. Pallas's Gull (2021-01-01)
55. Northern Wren (2021-01-01)
56. Eurasian Golden Plover (2021-01-01)
57. Mew Gull (2021-01-02)
58. Coal Tit (2021-01-02)
59. Marsh Tit (2021-01-02)
60. Mistle Thrush (2021-01-02)
61. Black Woodpecker (2021-01-02)
62. Long-tailed Tit (2021-01-02)
63. European Serin (2021-01-02)
64. Common Redpoll (2021-01-02)
65. Peregrine Falcon (2021-01-02)
66. Grey Heron (2021-01-02)
67. Grey-Headed Woodpecker (2021-01-02)
68. Common Sparrowhawk (2021-01-02)
69. Eurasian Green Woodpecker (2021-01-02)
70. Short-toed Tree-Creeper (2021-01-02)
71. Ural Owl (2021-01-02)
72. Common Snipe (2021-01-02)
73. Long-tailed Duck (2021-01-02)
74. Meadow Pipit (2021-01-02)
75. Common Kestrel (2021-01-02)
76. Sky Lark (2021-01-02)
77. Common Teal (2021-01-02)
78. Common Oystercatcher (2021-01-02)
79. Grey Plover (2021-01-02)
80. Water Rail (2021-01-02)
81. Common Chaffinch (2021-01-02)
82. Syrian Woodpecker (2021-01-02)
83. Western Barn Owl (2021-01-02)
84. Northern Shoveler (2021-01-02)
85. Northern Pintail (2021-01-02)
86. Eurasian Wigeon (2021-01-02)
87. Little Grebe (2021-01-02)
88. Gadwall (2021-01-02)
89. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (2021-01-02)
90. Velvet Scoter (2021-01-03)
91. Common Treecreeper (2021-01-03)
92. Brambling (2021-01-03)
93. Crested Tit (2021-01-03)
94. Goosander (2021-01-03)
95. Bewick's Swan (2021-01-03)
96. Eurasian Goldfinch (2021-01-03)
97. Yellowhammer (2021-01-03)
98. Great Grey Shrike (2021-01-03)
99. Herring Gull (2021-01-03)
100. Merlin (2021-01-03)
101. Spotted Nutcracker (2021-01-03)
102. Eurasian Siskin (2021-01-04)
103. Common Chiffchaff (2021-01-04)
104. Dunnock (2021-01-04)
105. Northern Goshawk (2021-01-06)
106. European Robin (2021-01-06)
107. Greater Scaup (2021-01-08)
108. Red-crested Pochard (2021-01-08)
109. Slavonian Grebe (2021-01-08)
110. Red-throated Loon (2021-01-08)
111. Willow Tit (2021-01-08)
112. Twite (2021-01-09)
113. Snow Bunting (2021-01-09)
114. Horned Lark (2021-01-09)
115. Common Moorhen (2021-01-10)
116. Hawfinch (2021-01-10)
117. Red-flanked Bluetail (2021-01-11)
118. Northern Reed Bunting (2021-01-12)
119. Long-legged Buzzard (2021-01-13)
120. Black-crowned Night Heron (2021-01-14)
121. Grey Wagtail (2021-01-14)
122. Common Pheasant (2021-01-15)
123. White Wagtail (2021-01-16)
124. Eastern Imperial Eagle (2021-01-16)
125. Ruddy Shelduck (2021-01-16)
126. Greater White-fronted Goose (2021-01-16)
127. Greylag Goose (2021-01-16)
128. Grey Partridge (2021-01-16)
129. Common Crane (2021-01-16)
130. Red Knot (2021-01-17)
131. Eurasian Bittern (2021-01-17)
132. Little Owl (2021-01-18)
133. Little Bustard (2021-01-18)
134. Western Marsh-Harrier (2021-01-18)
135. Jack Snipe (2021-01-20)
136. Black Scoter (2021-01-20)
137. Pygmy Cormorant (2021-01-20)
138. Slender-billed Gull (2021-01-20)
139. Kentish Plover (2021-01-21)
140. Mandarin Duck (2021-01-21)
141. Wood Pigeon (2021-01-21)
142. Red Crossbill (2021-01-21)
143. Red-breasted Goose (2021-01-22)
144. White-Backed Woodpecker (2021-01-23)
145. Eurasian Dipper (2021-01-23)
146. Lapland Longspur (2021-01-29)
147. Calandra Lark (2021-01-29)
148. Redwing (2021-01-30)
149. Stock Pigeon (2021-01-30)
150. Northern Black Grouse (2021-01-30)
151. Azure Tit (2021-01-31)
152. Wood Duck (2021-02-02)
153. Tawny Owl (2021-02-02)
154. Great Black-backed Gull (2021-02-13)
155. Yellow-legged Gull (2021-02-16)
156. Saker Falcon (2021-02-17)
157. Short-eared Owl (2021-02-19)
158. Glaucous Gull (2021-02-21)
159. Great Bustard (2021-02-23)
160. Golden Eagle (2021-02-23)
161. Song Thrush (2021-02-24)
162. Lesser Black-backed Gull (2021-02-28)
163. Water Pipit (2021-02-28)
164. Northern Lapwing (2021-03-02)
165. Ferruginous Duck (2021-03-04)
166. Garganey (2021-03-05)
167. Great White Pelican (2021-03-05)
168. Ruff (2021-03-06)
169. Wood Lark (2021-03-06)
170. Common Stonechat (2021-03-08)
171. Bean Goose (2021-03-13)
172. White Stork (2021-03-13)
173. Pied Avocet (2021-03-14)
174. Mediterranean Gull (2021-03-15)
175. Hoopoe (2021-03-16)
176. Eurasian Penduline Tit (2021-03-19)
177. Osprey (2021-03-22)
178. Siberian Black-backed Gull (2021-03-23)
179. Black Stork (2021-03-24)
180. Pallid Harrier (2021-03-27)
181. Dalmatian Pelican (2021-03-27)
182. Green Sandpiper (2021-03-27)
183. Caspian Tern (2021-03-27)
184. Black-tailed Godwit (2021-03-27)
185. Little Ringed Plover (2021-03-27)
186. Common Redshank (2021-03-28)
187. Spanish Sparrow (2021-03-28)
188. Northern Wheatear (2021-03-28)
189. Black-headed Wagtail (2021-03-28)
190. Yellow Wagtail (2021-03-28)
191. Short-toed Snake Eagle (2021-03-29)
192. Greater Spotted Eagle (2021-03-30)
193. Greater Ringed Plover (2021-03-31)
194. Sandwich Tern (2021-03-31)
195. Tree Pipit (2021-04-01)
196. Great Grey Owl (2021-04-02)
197. Lesser Spotted Eagle (2021-04-02)
198. Barn Swallow (2021-04-03)
199. Black-winged Stilt (2021-04-04)
200. Isabelline Wheatear (2021-04-04)
201. Eurasian Pygmy-Owl (2021-04-04)
203. Northern Hazelhen (2021-04-04)
204. Boreal Owl (2021-04-05)
205. Eurasian Wryneck (2021-04-06)
206. Bluethroat (2021-04-06)
207. Common Greenshank (2021-04-06)
208. Demoiselle Crane (2021-04-06)
209. Black Kite (2021-04-06)
210. Siberian Stonechat (2021-04-06)
211. Pied Flycatcher (2021-04-07)
212. Lesser White-fronted Goose (2021-04-07)
213. Bar-tailed Godwit (2021-04-07)
214. Eurasian Woodcock (2021-04-07)
215. Collared Flycatcher (2021-04-08)
216. Tawny Pipit (2021-04-08)
217. Common Swift (2021-04-08)
218. Eurasian Whimbrel (2021-04-08)
219. Purple Heron (2021-04-09)
220. Whinchat (2021-04-09)
221. Firecrest (2021-04-09)
222. Red-Necked Grebe (2021-04-09)
223. Willow Warbler (2021-04-10)
224. Blackcap (2021-04-10)
225. Eurasian Redstart (2021-04-10)
226. Red-throated Pipit (2021-04-10)
227. Eurasian Eagle-Owl (2021-04-10)
228. Ring Ouzel (2021-04-11)
229. Citrine Wagtail (Western) (2021-04-11)
230. Little Crake (2021-04-11)
231. Spotted Redshank (2021-04-11)
232. Eurasian Hobby (2021-04-11)
233. Greater Short-toed Lark (2021-04-11)
234. Wood Warbler (2021-04-11)
235. Northern House Martin (2021-04-12)
236. Common Sandpiper (2021-04-13)
237. Terek Sandpiper (2021-04-13)
238. Western Capercaillie (2021-04-14)
239. Marsh Sandpiper (2021-04-17)
240. Alpine Swift (2021-04-17)
241. Eurasian Reed Warbler (2021-04-17)
242. Montagu's Harrier (2021-04-17)
243. Little Egret (2021-04-17)
244. Glossy Ibis (2021-04-17)
245. Eurasian Spoonbill (2021-04-17)
246. Common Cuckoo (2021-04-17)
247. Great Snipe (2021-04-17)
248. Wood Sandpiper (2021-04-17)
249. Booted Eagle (2021-04-18)
250. Curlew Sandpiper (2021-04-18)
251. Lesser Whitethroat (2021-04-18)
252. Spotted Crake (2021-04-18)
253. Sand Martin (2021-04-18)
254. Pied Wheatear (2021-04-18)
255. Collared Pratincole (2021-04-18)
256. Savi's Warbler (2021-04-19)
257. Common Tern (2021-04-21)
258. Red-backed Shrike (2021-04-23)
259. Little Stint (2021-04-23)
260. Little Tern (2021-04-23)
261. Red-rumped Swallow (2021-04-24)
262. European Bee-eater (2021-04-24)
263. Ortolan Bunting (2021-04-24)
264. Thrush Nightingale (2021-04-25)
265. Red-footed Falcon (2021-04-25)
266. Eurasian Stone Curlew (2021-04-25)
267. European Turtle Dove (2021-04-25)
268. Common Nightingale (2021-04-25)
269. Woodchat Shrike (2021-04-26)
270. Common Whitethroat (2021-04-27)
271. Great Reed Warbler (2021-04-28)
272. Sedge Warbler (2021-04-28)
273. Common Quail (2021-04-28)
274. Red-breasted Flycatcher (2021-04-28)
275. Paddyfield Warbler (2021-04-28)
276. Whiskered Tern (2021-04-28)
277. Black Tern (2021-04-28)
278. Moustached Warbler (2021-04-30)
279. Eurasian Roller (2021-05-01)
280. Gull-billed Tern (2021-05-01)
281. European Nightjar (2021-05-01)
282. Spotted Flycatcher (2021-05-01)
283. Marsh Warbler (2021-05-01)
284. European Golden Oriole (2021-05-02)
285. Squacco Heron (2021-05-02)
286. Garden Warbler (2021-05-02)
287. Barred Warbler (2021-05-03)
288. Black-legged Kittiwake (2021-05-03)
289. Ruddy Turnstone (2021-05-03)
290. White-winged Tern (2021-05-04)
291. Levantine shearwater (2021-05-04)
292. Icterine Warbler (2021-05-04)
293. Common Eider (2021-05-05)
294. Little Bittern (2021-05-06)
295. Temminck's Stint (2021-05-06)
296. Lesser Grey Shrike (2021-05-06)
297. Eurasian Scops-Owl (2021-05-07)
298. White-tailed Lapwing (2021-05-07)
299. Long-billed Dowitcher (2021-05-07)
300. Eurasian Honey-Buzzard (2021-05-09)
301. Cattle Egret (2021-05-09)
302. Corncrake (2021-05-11)
303. Black-headed Bunting (2021-05-14)
304. Broad-billed Sandpiper (2021-05-14)
305. River Warbler (2021-05-15)
306. Rosy Starling (2021-05-16)
307. Common Rosefinch (2021-05-16)
308. Levant Sparrowhawk (2021-05-17)
309. Western Grasshopper Warbler (2021-05-22)
310. Blyth's Reed Warbler (2021-05-26)
311. Eastern Olivaceous Warbler (2021-05-27)
312. Aquatic Warbler (2021-05-28)
313. Sanderling (2021-05-29)
314. Alpine Accentor (2021-06-08)
315. Greenish Warbler (2021-06-09)
316. Red Kite (2021-06-13)
317. White-headed Duck (2021-06-17)
318. European Shag (2021-06-30)
319. Barnacle Goose (2021-07-18)

rare birds records


Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus)

© Yuriy Kodrul
2021-05-07
Kherson Oblast, Shpindiyar lowering

Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus) is a new species in the avifauna of Ukraine. Yuriy Kodrul and Mykola Zmievsky saw the bird in the Shpyndiyar pod ("pod" - gently sloping closed drainless lowering of the relief) in the Kherson region. This North American sandpiper lasted in the place of observation until May 12. O. Sapuga, O. Komarovsky and V. Rudenko also managed to see it. Congrats!


Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)

© Andrey Mis\'kov
2021-05-03

Few observations of the species in Ukraine are known, mainly during autumn migration. The difficulty of detection is due to the fact that the birds are kept on the high seas. The second record at the Tylihul estuary.


White-tailed Lapwing (Vanellus leucurus)

© Yevgen Chernolyev
2021-05-09
Odesa oblast

A low quantitative, periodically nesting species. 2 consecutive observations in the south of Ukraine: the first bird was found in the evening of May 8 by Yuriy Kodrul and Mykola Zmievsky in the Shpindiyarsky Pod in the Kherson region. The next morning, another bird was seen by Oleksiy Zolotov in the lower reaches of the Tylihul estuary.


Alpine Swift (Apus melba)

© Igor Kozytsky
2021-04-17
Ukraine, Kharkiv

Potentially the first observation in a Kharkiv Region.

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2021-07-17. Grey Partridge (Alexender Zabolotnyy).

2021-07-15. European Bee-eater (Stanislavs Gr).

2021-07-14. White-Backed Woodpecker (Alexender Zabolotnyy), Eurasian Linnet (Stanislavs Gr).

2021-07-13. Common Moorhen (Alexender Zabolotnyy).

2021-07-04. Black-Billed Magpie (Alexender Zabolotnyy).

2021-06-06. Long-eared Owl (Alexender Zabolotnyy), Red-backed Shrike (Alexender Zabolotnyy).

2021-05-30. European Bee-eater (Stanislavs Gr).

2021-05-23. Collared Flycatcher (Stanislavs Gr).

2021-05-16. Common Chaffinch (Stanislavs Gr), Common Chaffinch (Stanislavs Gr).

2021-05-15. Common Cuckoo (Stanislavs Gr).

2021-05-03. Eurasian Blackbird (Yakov Stepanov).

2021-05-02. White Wagtail (Stanislavs Gr).

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