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Birding Tours in Ukraine

One-day birding tours

The city of Kyiv is located in a place with diverse landscapes around it, which provides a huge variety of ornithofauna. Through the city flows the largest river of the Dnieper, which collects a huge number of different waterfowl during migrations. Every spring and every autumn here you can observe the huge flocks of Mute swans, Whooper swans, and Bewick's swans. Frequent, but not regular guests are Velvet Scoters, Long-tailed Ducks, White-headed Duck and others. In the winter, Gulls are concentrated on non-freezing sections of the Dnieper, among them, in particular, there are Herring Gulls, and sometimes there is a Great Black-backed Gull. Early spring you can easily find Lesser Black-backed Gulls and Siberian Black-backed Gulls.

Around Kyiv there are a huge number of lakes and fishing farms with a large number of migrating and breeding species of waterfowl, near-water and predatory birds. From spring to autumn, these places perhaps are the most attractive for birdwatching. Here you can find 20 species of sandpipers, various terns, herons and a variety of ducks. And within the limits of 100 km from the boundary of the city of Kyiv you can also find a unique and rare breeding here Aquatic Warbler!

Citrine (Western) Wagtail near Obuhiv / 2018-05-27

Red-necked Phalaropes near Grebinky / 2018-07-05

Juvenile and adult Herring Gulls on Kyiv Reservoir / 2019-01-05

Whiskered Tern near Obuhiv / 2017-07-25

Conditions of tour:


program is free, depanded to season and wishes of customer
duration: 1 day (3 days in a row maximum)
destination < 150 km
season: year-around
number of customers: 1-2
food: 1 time (lunch)
no accommodation
transfer from/to airoport after agreement
price:
Kiev. 1-day tour - € 70-120 one person, depending the duration of tour.

Contact person. Anar Issabekova (anarissabekova@birds.kz)

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.

unidentified birds


2021-07-06

Альона Фоміна: Це обоє лісові щеврики?

2021-07-04

Костянтин Пилипюк: Камышовок u пеночек без ракурса с крылом выкладываmь бесполезно

more unidentified birds...