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Best photos of the month, June 2016.

Yellow Wagtail | Viacheslav Kaistro | 6

Western Capercaillie | Sergey Ryzhkov | 6

Red-footed Falcon | Yuriy Kodrul | 5

Hoopoe | Vitaliy Karpenchuk | 5

Common Kestrel | Vitaliy Karpenchuk | 4

Collared Pratincole | Uri Muhin | 4

Collared Pratincole | Uri Muhin | 4

Collared Pratincole | Uri Muhin | 4

Squacco Heron | Uri Muhin | 4

Yellow Wagtail | Oksana Raldugina | 3

Squacco Heron | Uri Muhin | 3

Black-headed Gull | Yuriy Kodrul | 3

Squacco Heron | Uri Muhin | 3

Northern House Martin | Oksana Raldugina | 3

Whinchat | Viacheslav Kaistro | 3

Common Greenshank | Viacheslav Kaistro | 3

Squacco Heron | Uri Muhin | 3

Squacco Heron | Uri Muhin | 3

Big Year 2022

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.

unidentified birds


2022-05-20

Юрій Кодруль: Щеврик лісовий

2022-05-05

Андрiй Раджабов: синяк?

more unidentified birds...