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Big Year 2020

The winner will submit the pictures of the largest number of bird species taken on the territory of our country during this year.

You can see previous years competitions results here: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

participants


* number inside brackets means the number of species photographed in 2020
1. Sapuga Alex (46)
3. Martsun Oleg (39)
6. Snitsar Oleh (28)
10. Kuzhel Family (22)
12. Simon Andrew (22)
15. Malygina Olga (19)
19. Kodrul Yuriy (7)
21. Ochkan Taras (7)
30. Rydik Maksym (1)

all species photographed in 2020


* in order of appearance (number inside brackets means the date of first record "month-day" )
1. Eurasian Jackdaw (2020-01-01)
2. Rook (2020-01-01)
3. Rock Pigeon (2020-01-01)
4. Black-headed Gull (2020-01-01)
5. Black-Necked Grebe (2020-01-01)
6. Yellow-legged Gull (2020-01-01)
7. White-tailed Sea-Eagle (2020-01-01)
8. Common Kestrel (2020-01-01)
9. Common Treecreeper (2020-01-01)
10. Common Raven (2020-01-01)
11. Goosander (2020-01-01)
12. House Sparrow (2020-01-01)
13. Goldcrest (2020-01-01)
14. Tree Sparrow (2020-01-01)
15. Hawfinch (2020-01-01)
16. Hooded Crow (2020-01-01)
17. Mallard (2020-01-01)
18. Common Buzzard (2020-01-01)
19. Bohemian Waxwing (2020-01-01)
20. Mute Swan (2020-01-01)
21. Common Goldeneye (2020-01-01)
22. Northern Bullfinch (2020-01-01)
23. Yellowhammer (2020-01-01)
24. Great Grey Shrike (2020-01-01)
25. European Greenfinch (2020-01-01)
26. Eurasian Linnet (2020-01-01)
27. Rough-legged Buzzard (2020-01-01)
28. Eurasian Goldfinch (2020-01-01)
29. Eurasian Nuthatch (2020-01-01)
30. Eurasian Wigeon (2020-01-01)
31. Mistle Thrush (2020-01-01)
32. Fieldfare (2020-01-01)
33. Eurasian Jay (2020-01-02)
34. Blue Tit (2020-01-02)
35. Great Tit (2020-01-02)
36. Marsh Tit (2020-01-02)
37. Eurasian Collared Dove (2020-01-02)
38. Great Spotted Woodpecker (2020-01-02)
39. Black-Billed Magpie (2020-01-02)
40. Long-tailed Tit (2020-01-02)
41. Eurasian Blackbird (2020-01-02)
42. Middle Spotted Woodpecker (2020-01-02)
43. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (2020-01-02)
44. Black Woodpecker (2020-01-02)
45. Wood Pigeon (2020-01-02)
46. Greylag Goose (2020-01-02)
47. Ruddy Shelduck (2020-01-02)
48. Common Pochard (2020-01-02)
49. Common Teal (2020-01-02)
50. Common Starling (2020-01-02)
51. Common Coot (2020-01-02)
52. Common Chaffinch (2020-01-02)
53. Jack Snipe (2020-01-02)
54. White Stork (2020-01-02)
55. Tufted Duck (2020-01-02)
56. Northern Wren (2020-01-03)
57. Great White Egret (2020-01-03)
58. Grey Heron (2020-01-03)
59. Mew Gull (2020-01-03)
60. Common Moorhen (2020-01-03)
61. Coal Tit (2020-01-03)
62. Grey-Headed Woodpecker (2020-01-03)
63. Eurasian Siskin (2020-01-03)
64. Syrian Woodpecker (2020-01-03)
65. Crested Tit (2020-01-03)
66. Hen Harrier (2020-01-03)
67. Corn Bunting (2020-01-03)
68. Herring Gull (2020-01-04)
69. Brambling (2020-01-04)
70. European Robin (2020-01-04)
71. Common Sparrowhawk (2020-01-04)
72. Northern Reed Bunting (2020-01-04)
73. Eurasian Penduline Tit (2020-01-04)
74. Common Kingfisher (2020-01-04)
75. Long-eared Owl (2020-01-04)
76. Arctic Loon (2020-01-04)
77. Red-breasted Merganser (2020-01-04)
78. Velvet Scoter (2020-01-04)
79. Red-crested Pochard (2020-01-04)
80. Gadwall (2020-01-04)
81. Stock Pigeon (2020-01-04)
82. Bearded Tit (2020-01-05)
83. Peregrine Falcon (2020-01-05)
84. Willow Tit (2020-01-05)
85. Little Grebe (2020-01-06)
86. Great Crested Grebe (2020-01-06)
87. Caspian Gull (2020-01-07)
88. Whooper Swan (2020-01-07)
89. Golden Eagle (2020-01-07)
90. Water Rail (2020-01-08)
91. Horned Lark (2020-01-08)
92. Little Owl (2020-01-10)
93. Western Barn Owl (2020-01-10)
94. Squacco Heron (2020-01-11)
95. Common Snipe (2020-01-12)
96. Dunnock (2020-01-12)
97. White Wagtail (2020-01-12)
98. Red-breasted Goose (2020-01-12)
99. Eurasian Bittern (2020-01-13)
100. Grey Partridge (2020-01-13)
101. Eurasian Spoonbill (2020-01-14)
102. Dalmatian Pelican (2020-01-14)

rare birds records


Black-eared Wheatear (Oenanthe hispanica)

© OLENA FOMINA
2019-05-11
Genicheskaya Gorka.

It is a rare flying sight in Ukraine. There is evidence of nesting of the species in the south of the Crimean peninsula.


Lesser Short-toed Lark (Calandrella rufescens)

© Jurii Moskalenko
2019-11-26
Yahorlyk Kut peninsula. Kherson region

Gray lark is a species of uncertain status. There is no reliable breeding data for the last 35 years. Single reliable meetings available during migration and wintering. This is probably the first photograph of this species in Ukraine.


Little Bunting (Emberiza pusilla)

© Jozef Sas
2019-09-22
Tyligul, Odesa region

A rare flying bird for the fauna of Ukraine. The second reliable meeting for the Odessa region and the Northwest Black Sea region. The bird was discovered by Polish animation photographers Józef Szołtun, Krzysztof Merski (aka Josef Sas), Paweł Makarewicz and Witold Lisicki in the lower lane of Tyligul estuary.


Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus)

© Alexey Zolotov
2019-11-15
Kyiv

The 4th registration for Ukraine and the first registration for the Kyiv region took place at the Kiev Reservoir. The bird was discovered by Alexey Zolotov and Alexey Komarovsky.

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recent video

2020-01-16. Long-eared Owl (Yakov Stepanov).

2020-01-06. Grey-Headed Woodpecker (Nikola Zmievskiy), Spotted Flycatcher (Nikola Zmievskiy), Long-tailed Tit (Nikola Zmievskiy).

2019-10-09. Wood Sandpiper (Nikola Zmievskiy), Yellow Wagtail (Nikola Zmievskiy), Black-headed Wagtail (Nikola Zmievskiy), Grey Wagtail (Nikola Zmievskiy), Tawny Pipit (Nikola Zmievskiy), Lesser Grey Shrike (Nikola Zmievskiy), Common Whitethroat (Nikola Zmievskiy), Blue Tit (Nikola Zmievskiy), Eurasian Penduline Tit (Nikola Zmievskiy).

2019-08-17. Common Chaffinch (Stanislavs Gr).

2019-06-23. Common Swift (Yakov Stepanov).

more video...

unidentified birds


2020-01-16

Сім'я Кужель: Дякую, Юрій.

2020-01-15

Юрій Кодруль: Це підсоколик малий.

2020-01-15

Николай Змиевский: Спасибо всем за помощь!

2019-07-12

Андрій Сімон: Подорлик. Вот только какой: "незначительный" или "существенный"?

2019-05-26

Костянтин Письменний: Є підозра, що це не малий, а великий підорлик ))

more unidentified birds...