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
Kiev. 1-day tour - € 70-120 one person, depending the duration of tour.

Contact person. Anar Issabekova (

Big Year 2021

rare birds records

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)

Kiev region

Rare migratory and wintering species. The second observation this year: on February 13, one bird was photographed by Serhiy Lyubchenko in Kyiv on Lake Telbin, 17.02 P. Panchenko noted in the top of the Sukhyi estuary also one individual (not yet published).

Siberian Accentor (Prunella montanella)

© Aleksandr Arhipov
Rybalske, Odesa district

A rare vagrant species. It was last observed in 2016 during the invasion of northern Europe. The 7th confirmed registration in Ukraine and the First in Odesa region.

Black-eared Wheatear (Oenanthe hispanica)

© Yuliia Yurchenko

A rare vagrant species. It is periodically observed during spring migration, mostly near the coast.

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)

Kiev region

A Rare migratory bird. Second observation in this year.

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