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Best photos of the month, May 2021.

White-tailed Lapwing | Yevgen Chernolyev | 24

European Nightjar | Natalia Honcharyk | 23

Eurasian Scops-Owl | Viktor Sevidov | 21

Long-billed Dowitcher | Yuriy Kodrul | 20

Short-eared Owl | Yuriy Kodrul | 20

Demoiselle Crane | Vladimir Popenko | 20

White-tailed Lapwing | Nikola Zmievskiy | 20

Common Cuckoo | Dmytro Petrychenko | 20

European Nightjar | Andrey Mis\'kov | 20

Black-legged Kittiwake | Viktor Sevidov | 19

Montagu's Harrier | Sergo Travelian | 19

European Nightjar | Dmytro Petrychenko | 19

Black-headed Bunting | Andrey Mis\'kov | 19

Tawny Owl | Andrey Mis\'kov | 19

Eurasian Stone Curlew | Viktor Sevidov | 18

Barred Warbler | Sergo Travelian | 18

Corncrake | Nikola Zmievskiy | 18

Lesser Whitethroat | Oleg Sheremet | 18

Thrush Nightingale | Dmytro Petrychenko | 18

Spotted Crake | Dmytro Petrychenko | 18

Black-legged Kittiwake | Andrey Mis\'kov | 18

Eurasian Scops-Owl | Viktor Sevidov | 18

Levant Sparrowhawk | Yuriy Kodrul | 17

White-tailed Lapwing | Yevgen Chernolyev | 17

Eurasian Scops-Owl | Viktor Sevidov | 17

Blyth's Reed Warbler | Igor Kozytsky | 16

Eurasian Scops-Owl | Yevgen Chernolyev | 16

Moustached Warbler | Vladimir Popenko | 16

Greater Short-toed Lark | Vladimir Popenko | 16

Red-breasted Flycatcher | Dmytro Petrychenko | 16

Black-legged Kittiwake | Dmytro Petrychenko | 16

Moustached Warbler | Family Kuzhel | 16

Greater Spotted Eagle | Andrey Mis\'kov | 16

Rosy Starling | Svitlana Yemelyanova | 16

Black Kite | Kirill Konopitsyn | 16

Corncrake | Nikola Zmievskiy | 16

Corncrake | Nikola Zmievskiy | 16

White-tailed Lapwing | Yevgen Chernolyev | 16

White-tailed Lapwing | Yuriy Kodrul | 15

Demoiselle Crane | Yuriy Kodrul | 15

Eurasian Scops-Owl | Yevgen Chernolyev | 15

Common Crane | Vladimir Popenko | 15

Eurasian Spoonbill | Vladimir Popenko | 15

Common Stonechat | Sergo Travelian | 15

Common Quail | Sergo Travelian | 15

Paddyfield Warbler | Dmytro Petrychenko | 15

Water Rail | Dmytro Petrychenko | 15

Corncrake | Dmytro Petrychenko | 15

Marsh Warbler | Dmytro Petrychenko | 15

Squacco Heron | Family Kuzhel | 15

Savi's Warbler | Family Kuzhel | 15

Sedge Warbler | Andrey Mis\'kov | 15

Temminck's Stint | ALENA FOMINA | 15

Squacco Heron | Svitlana Yemelyanova | 15

Black-legged Kittiwake | Viktor Sevidov | 15

Eurasian Stone Curlew | Viktor Sevidov | 15

Eurasian Stone Curlew | Viktor Sevidov | 15

White-tailed Lapwing | Yevgen Chernolyev | 15

Eurasian Stone Curlew | Viktor Sevidov | 15

Woodchat Shrike | Yevgen Chernolyev | 14

Glossy Ibis | Yevgen Chernolyev | 14

Kentish Plover | Vladimir Popenko | 14

Kentish Plover | Vladimir Popenko | 14

Wood Warbler | Sergo Travelian | 14

European Golden Oriole | Sergo Travelian | 14

Great Reed Warbler | Sergo Travelian | 14

Eurasian Hobby | Sergo Travelian | 14

Corncrake | Sergo Travelian | 14

Aquatic Warbler | Roman Yaremchuk | 14

European Nightjar | Nikola Zmievskiy | 14

Black-legged Kittiwake | Oleg Sheremet | 14

Whinchat | Dmytro Petrychenko | 14

White-tailed Lapwing | Dmytro Petrychenko | 14

Booted Eagle | Dmytro Petrychenko | 14

Rosy Starling | Dmytro Petrychenko | 14

Icterine Warbler | Dmytro Petrychenko | 14

Sedge Warbler | Dmytro Petrychenko | 14

Wood Warbler | Family Kuzhel | 14

Red-backed Shrike | Family Kuzhel | 14

Siberian Stonechat | Family Kuzhel | 14

Sky Lark | Family Kuzhel | 14

Common Coot | Family Kuzhel | 14

Barred Warbler | Vitalii Kazannyk | 13

Black-legged Kittiwake | Yuriy Kodrul | 13

Temminck's Stint | Yuriy Kodrul | 13

Collared Pratincole | Yuriy Kodrul | 13

Glossy Ibis | Yuriy Kodrul | 13

Bar-tailed Godwit | Yuriy Kodrul | 13

Alpine Swift | Yuliia Yurchenko | 13

Ural Owl | Maksym Rydik | 13

Eurasian Wryneck | Sergo Travelian | 13

Sedge Warbler | Sergo Travelian | 13

Sand Martin | Sergo Travelian | 13

Whiskered Tern | Sergo Travelian | 13

Eurasian Reed Warbler | Sergo Travelian | 13

Temminck's Stint | Sergo Travelian | 13

River Warbler | Roman Yaremchuk | 13

Eurasian Roller | Nikola Zmievskiy | 13

Tawny Owl | Nikola Zmievskiy | 13

Rosy Starling | Oleg Sheremet | 13

Wood Sandpiper | Dmytro Petrychenko | 13

Little Bittern | Dmytro Petrychenko | 13

Ruddy Turnstone | Dmytro Petrychenko | 13

Lesser Black-backed Gull | Dmytro Petrychenko | 13

Eurasian Roller | Dmytro Petrychenko | 13

Whiskered Tern | Dmytro Petrychenko | 13

Lesser Grey Shrike | Dmytro Petrychenko | 13

Sand Martin | Family Kuzhel | 13

Ortolan Bunting | Family Kuzhel | 13

Black Kite | Andrey Mis\'kov | 13

Terek Sandpiper | ALENA FOMINA | 13

European Bee-eater | Svitlana Yemelyanova | 13

Pied Avocet | A Zhuravel | 13

Montagu's Harrier | Sergo Travelian | 13

Short-eared Owl | Yuriy Kodrul | 13

Eurasian Redstart | Vitaliy Mosienko | 12

Black-legged Kittiwake | Alex Sapuga | 12

Collared Pratincole | Alex Sapuga | 12

Collared Pratincole | Yuriy Kodrul | 12

Demoiselle Crane | Yuriy Kodrul | 12

Red-throated Pipit | Yuriy Kodrul | 12

Northern Shoveler | Yuriy Kodrul | 12

Grey Plover | Yuriy Kodrul | 12

Icterine Warbler | Vladislav Chernolyev | 12

Purple Heron | Sergo Travelian | 12

Common Swift | Sergo Travelian | 12

Common Moorhen | Sergo Travelian | 12

Common Cuckoo | Sergo Travelian | 12

White-winged Tern | Sergo Travelian | 12

Little Tern | Sergo Travelian | 12

Thrush Nightingale | Roman Yaremchuk | 12

Spotted Flycatcher | Nikola Zmievskiy | 12

Common Whitethroat | Dmytro Petrychenko | 12

Wood Warbler | Dmytro Petrychenko | 12

Black-headed Wagtail | Dmytro Petrychenko | 12

Ruff | Dmytro Petrychenko | 12

Red-footed Falcon | Dmytro Petrychenko | 12

Wood Sandpiper | Dmytro Petrychenko | 12

Red-backed Shrike | Dmytro Petrychenko | 12

Garden Warbler | Dmytro Petrychenko | 12

Sand Martin | Dmytro Petrychenko | 12

Red-breasted Flycatcher | Family Kuzhel | 12

European Bee-eater | Family Kuzhel | 12

Purple Heron | Family Kuzhel | 12

Hoopoe | Family Kuzhel | 12

Siberian Stonechat | Family Kuzhel | 12

Black-legged Kittiwake | Natalia Honcharyk | 12

Eurasian Redstart | Natalia Honcharyk | 12

Red-backed Shrike | Andrey Mis\'kov | 12

Marsh Warbler | Andrey Mis\'kov | 12

Red Knot | Svitlana Yemelyanova | 12

Common Eider | Svitlana Yemelyanova | 12

Woodchat Shrike | Svitlana Yemelyanova | 12

Rosy Starling | Natalia Drabina | 12

White-tailed Lapwing | Yuriy Kodrul | 12

Demoiselle Crane | Yuriy Kodrul | 12

Corncrake | Sergo Travelian | 12

European Nightjar | Nikola Zmievskiy | 12

Black-legged Kittiwake | Dmytro Petrychenko | 12

Rosy Starling | Dmytro Petrychenko | 12

Short-eared Owl | Yuriy Kodrul | 12

Black Kite | Vitalii Kazannyk | 11

Lesser Grey Shrike | Yuriy Kodrul | 11

Hen Harrier | Yuriy Kodrul | 11

Great Reed Warbler | Yuriy Kodrul | 11

Red-throated Pipit | Yuriy Kodrul | 11

Gull-billed Tern | Yuriy Kodrul | 11

Eurasian Roller | Yuriy Kodrul | 11

Whooper Swan | Inna Kyselova | 11

Common Pheasant | Sergo Travelian | 11

Savi's Warbler | Sergo Travelian | 11

Wood Sandpiper | Sergo Travelian | 11

Northern Shoveler | Sergo Travelian | 11

Lesser Whitethroat | Sergo Travelian | 11

Black Tern | Sergo Travelian | 11

Red-breasted Flycatcher | Sergo Travelian | 11

Icterine Warbler | Sergo Travelian | 11

Dunlin | Sergo Travelian | 11

Citrine Wagtail (Western) | Sergo Travelian | 11

Citrine Wagtail (Western) | Roman Yaremchuk | 11

Western Grasshopper Warbler | Roman Yaremchuk | 11

Corncrake | Roman Yaremchuk | 11

European Bee-eater | Nikola Zmievskiy | 11

Temminck's Stint | Nikola Zmievskiy | 11

European Golden Oriole | Nikola Zmievskiy | 11

Thrush Nightingale | Nataliya Kolisnichenko | 11

Eurasian Stone Curlew | Oleg Sheremet | 11

Blackcap | Dmytro Petrychenko | 11

Great Reed Warbler | Dmytro Petrychenko | 11

Eurasian Redstart | Dmytro Petrychenko | 11

Little Stint | Dmytro Petrychenko | 11

Black-winged Stilt | Dmytro Petrychenko | 11

Sandwich Tern | Dmytro Petrychenko | 11

Common Swift | Dmytro Petrychenko | 11

Little Gull | Dmytro Petrychenko | 11

European Bee-eater | Dmytro Petrychenko | 11

Black Kite | Dmytro Petrychenko | 11

Mute Swan | Family Kuzhel | 11

Tawny Pipit | Family Kuzhel | 11

Eurasian Linnet | Family Kuzhel | 11

Barn Swallow | Family Kuzhel | 11

Demoiselle Crane | Family Kuzhel | 11

Paddyfield Warbler | Natalia Honcharyk | 11

Black-winged Stilt | Natalia Honcharyk | 11

House Sparrow | Natalia Honcharyk | 11

Rosy Starling | Natalia Honcharyk | 11

Corncrake | Natalia Honcharyk | 11

Booted Eagle | Andrey Mis\'kov | 11

Collared Pratincole | Andrey Mis\'kov | 11

Eurasian Honey-Buzzard | Andrey Mis\'kov | 11

Red-backed Shrike | Kirill Konopitsyn | 11

Wood Warbler | Kirill Konopitsyn | 11

Great Reed Warbler | Kirill Konopitsyn | 11

Barred Warbler | Valentyn Pylypyshyn | 11

Pygmy Cormorant | A Zhuravel | 11

Water Rail | Dmytro Petrychenko | 11

Levant Sparrowhawk | Yuriy Kodrul | 11

Black-legged Kittiwake | Oleg Sheremet | 11

Ruddy Turnstone | Yuriy Kodrul | 10

Eurasian Spoonbill | Yuriy Kodrul | 10

Whiskered Tern | Yuriy Kodrul | 10

Ortolan Bunting | Yuriy Kodrul | 10

Eurasian Scops-Owl | Yuriy Kodrul | 10

Black-legged Kittiwake | Yevgen Chernolyev | 10

Barred Warbler | Yevgen Chernolyev | 10

Great White Egret | Stanislavs Gr | 10

Hawfinch | Sergo Travelian | 10

Spotted Flycatcher | Sergo Travelian | 10

Corn Bunting | Sergo Travelian | 10

Common Whitethroat | Sergo Travelian | 10

European Bee-eater | Dmytro Petrychenko | 10

Eurasian Reed Warbler | Dmytro Petrychenko | 10

Common Snipe | Dmytro Petrychenko | 10

Northern Wheatear | Family Kuzhel | 10

Lesser Grey Shrike | Family Kuzhel | 10

Yellow Wagtail | Family Kuzhel | 10

Black-headed Bunting | Family Kuzhel | 10

Barred Warbler | Family Kuzhel | 10

Crested Lark | Family Kuzhel | 10

European Greenfinch | Family Kuzhel | 10

White-tailed Lapwing | Natalia Honcharyk | 10

Little Bittern | Natalia Honcharyk | 10

Eurasian Nuthatch | Natalia Honcharyk | 10

Savi's Warbler | Andrey Mis\'kov | 10

Spotted Crake | Andrey Mis\'kov | 10

Corncrake | Andrey Mis\'kov | 10

Garden Warbler | Andrey Mis\'kov | 10

Little Crake | ALENA FOMINA | 10

Common Whitethroat | Alexender Zabolotnyy | 10

Bluethroat | Irina Ortik | 10

Marsh Warbler | Irina Ortik | 10

Icterine Warbler | Irina Ortik | 10

Citrine Wagtail (Western) | Irina Ortik | 10

Common Oystercatcher | Valentyn Pylypyshyn | 10

Demoiselle Crane | Yuriy Kodrul | 10

Siberian Stonechat | Family Kuzhel | 10

Long-billed Dowitcher | Yuriy Kodrul | 10

Demoiselle Crane | Yuriy Kodrul | 10

Levant Sparrowhawk | Yuriy Kodrul | 10

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...