Best photos of the month, August 2018.

Arctic Skua | Dmytro Komarovskyi | 8

Pied Avocet | Vladimir Popenko | 5

Common Sandpiper | Viktor Sevidov | 4

Common Greenshank | Vladimir Popenko | 4

European Turtle Dove | Serhii Petrovych | 4

Great Cormorant | Duncan Cookson | 4

Big Year 2022

2. Irina Ortik (164)
3. Dmytro Petrychenko (138)
4. Andrey Mis\'kov (137)
5. Oksana Makhovska (130)
6. Egor Loboda (129)
7. Inna Kyselova (126)
8. V Koval (119)
9. Andrew Simon (97)
10. Vasil Bodnar (87)

rare birds records

Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis)

© Oleksandr Burkovsky

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

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
Odessa Oblast

The rare wintering species. Young individuals are more common.

Black-throated Accentor (Prunella atrogularis)

© Aleksandr Arhipov
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.

unidentified birds


Єгор - 9 років Лобода: На другому фото крила виглядають дещо схожими, саме тому додав друге фото, я так розумію саме це ви мали на увазі?


Олександр Олійник: Гібрид крижня і свища

more unidentified birds...