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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 (158)
2. Ortik Irina (119)
7. Simon Andrew (64)
8. Bodnar Vasil (63)
9. Martsun Oleg (60)
10. Zhuravel A (48)
11. Kodrul Yuriy (46)
14. Gedziuk Vlad (35)
18. Loboda Vadym (27)
19. Snitsar Oleh (26)
22. Kyselov Roman (20)
23. Sheremet Oleg (20)
25. Kuzhel Family (16)
28. Knysh Valerii (15)
39. Rozhko Oleg (4)
40. Mandra Maria (3)
41. Sapuga Alex (3)
46. Rydik Maksym (2)

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. Syrian Woodpecker (2022-01-02)
30. Eurasian Jackdaw (2022-01-02)
31. Goldcrest (2022-01-02)
32. Coal Tit (2022-01-02)
33. Common Sparrowhawk (2022-01-02)
34. Long-tailed Tit (2022-01-02)
35. Mallard (2022-01-02)
36. Peregrine Falcon (2022-01-02)
37. Eurasian Bittern (2022-01-02)
38. Common Crane (2022-01-02)
39. Grey Partridge (2022-01-02)
40. Stock Pigeon (2022-01-02)
41. Eurasian Siskin (2022-01-02)
42. Herring Gull (2022-01-02)
43. Great Spotted Woodpecker (2022-01-02)
44. Eurasian Wigeon (2022-01-02)
45. Red-breasted Merganser (2022-01-02)
46. Smew (2022-01-02)
47. Corn Bunting (2022-01-02)
48. Rook (2022-01-02)
49. Mute Swan (2022-01-02)
50. European Greenfinch (2022-01-02)
51. Fieldfare (2022-01-02)
52. Middle Spotted Woodpecker (2022-01-02)
53. Black-headed Gull (2022-01-02)
54. Mew Gull (2022-01-02)
55. Great White Egret (2022-01-02)
56. Caspian Gull (2022-01-02)
57. House Sparrow (2022-01-02)
58. Rock Pigeon (2022-01-03)
59. Common Coot (2022-01-03)
60. Great Cormorant (2022-01-03)
61. Common Buzzard (2022-01-03)
62. Common Teal (2022-01-03)
63. Common Pochard (2022-01-03)
64. Eurasian Curlew (2022-01-03)
65. Common Shelduck (2022-01-03)
66. Pallas's Gull (2022-01-03)
67. Iceland Gull (2022-01-03)
68. Turkestan Short-toed Lark (2022-01-04)
69. Kentish Plover (2022-01-04)
70. Horned Lark (2022-01-04)
71. Hooded Crow (2022-01-04)
72. Common Treecreeper (2022-01-05)
73. Dunnock (2022-01-05)
74. European Robin (2022-01-06)
75. Mistle Thrush (2022-01-06)
76. Grey Wagtail (2022-01-06)
77. Blue Tit (2022-01-07)
78. Eurasian Jay (2022-01-07)
79. Jack Snipe (2022-01-07)
80. Firecrest (2022-01-07)
81. Long-eared Owl (2022-01-07)
82. Brambling (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. Eurasian Pygmy-Owl (2022-02-20)
143. Red Crossbill (2022-02-20)
144. Eastern Imperial Eagle (2022-03-13)
145. Tree Pipit (2022-03-20)
146. Northern Shoveler (2022-03-24)
147. White Stork (2022-03-29)
148. Short-toed Snake Eagle (2022-03-29)
149. White Wagtail (2022-03-30)
150. Song Thrush (2022-04-02)
151. Ring Ouzel (2022-04-03)
152. Garganey (2022-04-04)
153. Pallid Harrier (2022-04-04)
154. Great White Pelican (2022-04-05)
155. Dalmatian Pelican (2022-04-05)
156. Squacco Heron (2022-04-05)
157. Red-crested Pochard (2022-04-06)
158. Lesser Spotted Eagle (2022-04-07)
159. Meadow Pipit (2022-04-10)
160. Eurasian Wryneck (2022-04-11)
161. Redwing (2022-04-11)
162. Eurasian Redstart (2022-04-12)
163. Black Stork (2022-04-12)
164. Black Kite (2022-04-12)
165. Green Sandpiper (2022-04-12)
166. Caspian Tern (2022-04-13)
167. Glossy Ibis (2022-04-13)
168. Wood Warbler (2022-04-14)
169. Bluethroat (2022-04-15)
170. Black-tailed Godwit (2022-04-15)
171. Pied Flycatcher (2022-04-17)
172. Common Nightingale (2022-04-18)
173. Lesser Whitethroat (2022-04-19)
174. Whinchat (2022-04-19)
175. Common Stonechat (2022-04-20)
176. European Serin (2022-04-21)
177. Yellow Wagtail (2022-04-23)
178. Savi's Warbler (2022-04-23)
179. Common Sandpiper (2022-04-23)
180. Eurasian Hobby (2022-04-23)
181. Ruff (2022-04-24)
182. Common Greenshank (2022-04-24)
183. Wood Sandpiper (2022-04-24)
184. Little Ringed Plover (2022-04-24)
185. Northern Lapwing (2022-04-24)
186. Blackcap (2022-04-25)
187. Collared Flycatcher (2022-04-25)
188. Northern House Martin (2022-04-25)
189. Tawny Pipit (2022-04-26)
190. Citrine Wagtail (Western) (2022-04-26)
191. Common Tern (2022-04-27)
192. Slavonian Grebe (2022-04-28)
193. Little Stint (2022-04-28)
194. Barn Swallow (2022-04-29)
195. Sedge Warbler (2022-04-29)
196. Willow Warbler (2022-04-30)
197. Common Cuckoo (2022-04-30)
198. Great Reed Warbler (2022-04-30)
199. Northern Wheatear (2022-04-30)
200. Common Swift (2022-05-01)
201. European Golden Oriole (2022-05-02)
202. Red-breasted Flycatcher (2022-05-02)
203. Spotted Flycatcher (2022-05-03)
204. White-winged Tern (2022-05-03)
205. Little Bittern (2022-05-05)
206. Black Tern (2022-05-05)
207. Whiskered Tern (2022-05-06)
208. Hoopoe (2022-05-06)
209. Thrush Nightingale (2022-05-06)
210. Common Whitethroat (2022-05-06)
211. European Nightjar (2022-05-07)
212. Red-backed Shrike (2022-05-07)
213. Eurasian Reed Warbler (2022-05-07)
214. Icterine Warbler (2022-05-07)
215. Little Egret (2022-05-08)
216. Greater Ringed Plover (2022-05-08)
217. Temminck's Stint (2022-05-08)
218. Barred Warbler (2022-05-08)
219. Eurasian Honey-Buzzard (2022-05-08)
220. European Bee-eater (2022-05-08)
221. Sand Martin (2022-05-08)
222. Garden Warbler (2022-05-10)
223. Little Gull (2022-05-13)
224. Spotted Redshank (2022-05-19)
225. Montagu's Harrier (2022-05-20)

Big Year 2022

1. ALENA FOMINA (158)
2. Irina Ortik (119)
3. Inna Kyselova (93)
4. Oksana Makhovska (87)
5. Dmytro Petrychenko (86)
6. Andrey Mis\'kov (82)
7. Andrew Simon (64)
8. Vasil Bodnar (63)
9. Oleg Martsun (60)
10. A Zhuravel (48)
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rare birds records


Lesser 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.


Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides)

© Oleksandr Burkovsky
2021-12-03

Vary Rare vagrant species in East Europe. The first record in Ukraine.

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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).

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unidentified birds


2022-05-22

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2022-05-21

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2022-05-20

Юрій Кодруль: Щеврик лісовий

2022-05-05

Андрiй Раджабов: синяк?

2022-05-04

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