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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 (223)
3. Sheremet Oleg (194)
4. Snitsar Oleh (191)
9. Kyselova Inna (171)
10. FOMINA ALENA (166)
12. Rudenko Vadim (162)
15. Kuzhel Family (139)
16. Malygina Olga (136)
17. Yaremchuk Roman (132)
18. Simon Andrew (106)
20. Bodnar Vasil (70)
21. Rydik Maksym (67)
24. Martsun Oleg (56)
26. Knysh Valerii (55)
30. Gajduk Olga (40)
39. Kondrat Petro (17)
41. Gleba Vasil (14)
44. Ochkan Taras (9)
47. Kodrul Yuriy (7)
57. Igor Marach (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. Black-Billed Magpie (2020-01-01)
34. Coal Tit (2020-01-01)
35. Eurasian Jay (2020-01-02)
36. Blue Tit (2020-01-02)
37. Great Tit (2020-01-02)
38. Marsh Tit (2020-01-02)
39. Eurasian Collared Dove (2020-01-02)
40. Great Spotted Woodpecker (2020-01-02)
41. Long-tailed Tit (2020-01-02)
42. Eurasian Blackbird (2020-01-02)
43. Middle Spotted Woodpecker (2020-01-02)
44. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (2020-01-02)
45. Black Woodpecker (2020-01-02)
46. Wood Pigeon (2020-01-02)
47. Greylag Goose (2020-01-02)
48. Ruddy Shelduck (2020-01-02)
49. Common Pochard (2020-01-02)
50. Common Teal (2020-01-02)
51. Common Starling (2020-01-02)
52. Common Coot (2020-01-02)
53. Common Chaffinch (2020-01-02)
54. Jack Snipe (2020-01-02)
55. White Stork (2020-01-02)
56. Tufted Duck (2020-01-02)
57. Sky Lark (2020-01-02)
58. Northern Reed Bunting (2020-01-02)
59. Grey Heron (2020-01-02)
60. Dunnock (2020-01-02)
61. Northern Wren (2020-01-02)
62. Caspian Gull (2020-01-02)
63. Great White Egret (2020-01-03)
64. Mew Gull (2020-01-03)
65. Common Moorhen (2020-01-03)
66. Grey-Headed Woodpecker (2020-01-03)
67. Eurasian Siskin (2020-01-03)
68. Syrian Woodpecker (2020-01-03)
69. Crested Tit (2020-01-03)
70. Hen Harrier (2020-01-03)
71. Corn Bunting (2020-01-03)
72. Great Crested Grebe (2020-01-03)
73. Little Grebe (2020-01-03)
74. Herring Gull (2020-01-04)
75. Brambling (2020-01-04)
76. European Robin (2020-01-04)
77. Common Sparrowhawk (2020-01-04)
78. Eurasian Penduline Tit (2020-01-04)
79. Common Kingfisher (2020-01-04)
80. Long-eared Owl (2020-01-04)
81. Arctic Loon (2020-01-04)
82. Red-breasted Merganser (2020-01-04)
83. Velvet Scoter (2020-01-04)
84. Red-crested Pochard (2020-01-04)
85. Gadwall (2020-01-04)
86. Stock Pigeon (2020-01-04)
87. Grey Wagtail (2020-01-04)
88. Bearded Tit (2020-01-05)
89. Peregrine Falcon (2020-01-05)
90. Willow Tit (2020-01-05)
91. Whooper Swan (2020-01-07)
92. Golden Eagle (2020-01-07)
93. Water Rail (2020-01-08)
94. Horned Lark (2020-01-08)
96. Song Thrush (2020-01-08)
97. Black Redstart (2020-01-08)
98. White Wagtail (2020-01-08)
99. Long-legged Buzzard (2020-01-10)
100. Little Owl (2020-01-10)
101. Western Barn Owl (2020-01-10)
102. Merlin (2020-01-10)
103. Squacco Heron (2020-01-11)
104. Common Snipe (2020-01-12)
105. Red-breasted Goose (2020-01-12)
106. Whiskered Tern (2020-01-12)
107. Pygmy Cormorant (2020-01-12)
108. Eurasian Bittern (2020-01-13)
109. Grey Partridge (2020-01-13)
110. Eurasian Spoonbill (2020-01-14)
111. Dalmatian Pelican (2020-01-14)
112. Wood Duck (2020-01-17)
113. Slavonian Grebe (2020-01-17)
114. Calandra Lark (2020-01-18)
115. Crested Lark (2020-01-18)
116. Dunlin (2020-01-18)
117. Common Pheasant (2020-01-18)
118. Short-eared Owl (2020-01-19)
119. White-headed Duck (2020-01-19)
120. Great Bustard (2020-01-19)
121. Little Stint (2020-01-19)
122. Common Shelduck (2020-01-19)
123. Pallas's Gull (2020-01-19)
124. Eurasian Dipper (2020-01-20)
125. Eurasian Green Woodpecker (2020-01-23)
126. Northern Hazelhen (2020-01-24)
127. Tawny Owl (2020-01-25)
128. Eurasian Pygmy-Owl (2020-01-25)
129. Northern Goshawk (2020-01-25)
130. Buff-browed Warbler (2020-02-05)
131. Smew (2020-02-06)
132. Great Cormorant (2020-02-07)
133. Wood Lark (2020-02-07)
134. Meadow Pipit (2020-02-07)
135. Sanderling (2020-02-08)
136. Northern Pintail (2020-02-08)
137. Common Oystercatcher (2020-02-08)
138. Redwing (2020-02-08)
139. Bewick's Swan (2020-02-08)
140. Common Chiffchaff (2020-02-13)
141. Northern Black Grouse (2020-02-15)
142. Rustic Bunting (2020-02-16)
143. White-Backed Woodpecker (2020-02-20)
144. Hoopoe (2020-02-21)
145. Western Marsh-Harrier (2020-02-23)
146. Northern Lapwing (2020-02-25)
147. Common Crane (2020-02-29)
148. Short-toed Tree-Creeper (2020-03-01)
149. Ruff (2020-03-03)
150. Sandwich Tern (2020-03-04)
151. Common Stonechat (2020-03-04)
152. Slender-billed Gull (2020-03-04)
153. Eurasian Curlew (2020-03-04)
154. Northern Shoveler (2020-03-05)
155. Lesser White-fronted Goose (2020-03-05)
156. Eurasian Golden Plover (2020-03-06)
157. Green Sandpiper (2020-03-07)
158. Lesser Black-backed Gull (2020-03-07)
159. Pied Avocet (2020-03-08)
160. Isabelline Wheatear (2020-03-08)
161. Bean Goose (2020-03-09)
162. Garganey (2020-03-10)
163. Little Ringed Plover (2020-03-15)
164. Common Redshank (2020-03-17)
165. Black Kite (2020-03-19)
166. Little Gull (2020-03-21)
167. Siberian Black-backed Gull (2020-03-21)
168. Saker Falcon (2020-03-22)
169. Red Crossbill (2020-03-25)
170. Bluethroat (2020-03-25)
171. Black Stork (2020-03-26)
172. Pallid Harrier (2020-03-28)
173. Siberian Stonechat (2020-03-28)
174. Citrine Wagtail (Western) (2020-03-29)
175. Black-headed Wagtail (2020-03-29)
176. Black-tailed Godwit (2020-03-29)
177. Northern Wheatear (2020-03-29)
178. Greater Short-toed Lark (2020-03-29)
179. Mediterranean Gull (2020-03-29)
180. Eurasian Redstart (2020-03-29)
181. Lesser Spotted Eagle (2020-03-30)
182. Common Sandpiper (2020-03-30)
183. Common Swift (2020-03-30)
184. Barn Swallow (2020-04-01)
185. Osprey (2020-04-02)
186. Greater Spotted Eagle (2020-04-02)
187. Great White Pelican (2020-04-03)
188. Northern House Martin (2020-04-03)
189. Kentish Plover (2020-04-04)
190. Purple Heron (2020-04-04)
191. Short-toed Snake Eagle (2020-04-04)
192. Western Capercaillie (2020-04-04)
193. Boreal Owl (2020-04-04)
194. European Serin (2020-04-05)
195. Firecrest (2020-04-07)
196. Moustached Warbler (2020-04-07)
197. Black-winged Stilt (2020-04-07)
198. Alpine Swift (2020-04-07)
199. Booted Eagle (2020-04-08)
200. Common Greenshank (2020-04-08)
201. Wood Sandpiper (2020-04-09)
202. Savi's Warbler (2020-04-09)
203. Tree Pipit (2020-04-10)
204. Demoiselle Crane (2020-04-10)
205. Eurasian Hobby (2020-04-10)
206. Yellow Wagtail (2020-04-11)
207. Common Cuckoo (2020-04-11)
208. Whinchat (2020-04-12)
209. Great Snipe (2020-04-12)
210. Marsh Sandpiper (2020-04-12)
211. Blackcap (2020-04-13)
212. Eurasian Dotterel (2020-04-13)
213. Willow Warbler (2020-04-13)
214. Collared Pratincole (2020-04-14)
215. Pied Wheatear (2020-04-14)
216. Glossy Ibis (2020-04-14)
217. Tawny Pipit (2020-04-14)
218. Collared Flycatcher (2020-04-14)
219. Montagu's Harrier (2020-04-15)
220. Pied Flycatcher (2020-04-15)
221. Eurasian Wryneck (2020-04-15)
222. Red-footed Falcon (2020-04-17)
223. Eastern Subalpine Warbler (2020-04-17)
224. Eurasian Stone Curlew (2020-04-18)
225. Eastern Bonelli's Warbler (2020-04-18)
226. Black-crowned Night Heron (2020-04-18)
227. Terek Sandpiper (2020-04-19)
228. Common Whitethroat (2020-04-19)
229. Thrush Nightingale (2020-04-19)
230. Gull-billed Tern (2020-04-19)
231. Little Crake (2020-04-20)
232. Lesser Whitethroat (2020-04-21)
233. Wood Warbler (2020-04-21)
234. Red-backed Shrike (2020-04-22)
235. Little Egret (2020-04-23)
236. Common Tern (2020-04-23)
237. European Turtle Dove (2020-04-24)
238. White-winged Tern (2020-04-24)
239. Great Reed Warbler (2020-04-24)
240. Little Bittern (2020-04-25)
241. Eurasian Reed Warbler (2020-04-25)
242. Ortolan Bunting (2020-04-25)
243. Eurasian Roller (2020-04-25)
244. Temminck's Stint (2020-04-26)
245. Sedge Warbler (2020-04-26)
246. Red-rumped Swallow (2020-04-26)
247. Icterine Warbler (2020-04-26)
248. Spotted Flycatcher (2020-04-26)
249. Eurasian Honey-Buzzard (2020-04-27)
250. Common Quail (2020-04-27)
251. European Golden Oriole (2020-04-28)
252. Sand Martin (2020-04-28)
253. Lesser Grey Shrike (2020-04-29)
254. Garden Warbler (2020-04-29)
255. Red-throated Pipit (2020-04-30)
256. Spotted Redshank (2020-04-30)
257. Woodchat Shrike (2020-05-01)
258. Red-Necked Grebe (2020-05-01)
259. Grey Plover (2020-05-01)
260. Eurasian Scops-Owl (2020-05-02)
261. Spanish Sparrow (2020-05-02)
262. Levantine shearwater (2020-05-02)
263. Black Tern (2020-05-03)
264. European Bee-eater (2020-05-03)
265. Barred Warbler (2020-05-03)
266. Ferruginous Duck (2020-05-03)
267. Greater Flamingo (2020-05-04)
268. Greater Ringed Plover (2020-05-05)
269. Red-necked Phalarope (2020-05-05)
270. Curlew Sandpiper (2020-05-05)
271. Eurasian Whimbrel (2020-05-05)
272. Paddyfield Warbler (2020-05-05)
273. Broad-billed Sandpiper (2020-05-05)
274. Little Tern (2020-05-07)
275. Arctic Skua (2020-05-09)
276. Marsh Warbler (2020-05-09)
277. Red-breasted Flycatcher (2020-05-09)
278. Common Rosefinch (2020-05-09)
279. Eastern Imperial Eagle (2020-05-10)
280. Blyth's Reed Warbler (2020-05-11)
281. Cattle Egret (2020-05-11)
282. Corncrake (2020-05-13)
283. Ruddy Turnstone (2020-05-13)
284. Black-headed Bunting (2020-05-14)
285. River Warbler (2020-05-15)
286. European Nightjar (2020-05-15)
287. Greenish Warbler (2020-05-21)
288. Rosy Starling (2020-05-22)
289. Spur-winged Lapwing (2020-05-28)
290. Levant Sparrowhawk (2020-05-30)
291. Eurasian Woodcock (2020-06-06)
292. Common Nightingale (2020-06-09)
293. Great Grey Owl (2020-06-11)
294. Egyptian Vulture (2020-06-13)
295. Caspian Tern (2020-06-13)
296. Eurasian Eagle-Owl (2020-06-13)
297. Aquatic Warbler (2020-06-20)
298. Eastern Olivaceous Warbler (2020-06-20)
300. Common Eider (2020-06-28)
301. Ring Ouzel (2020-06-29)
302. Water Pipit (2020-06-29)
303. Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (2020-07-03)
304. Spotted Nutcracker (2020-07-09)

Big Year 2020

1. Sapuga Alex (223)
2. Chernolyev Yevgen (208)
3. Sheremet Oleg (194)
4. Snitsar Oleh (191)
5. Pylypiuk Kostiantyn (189)
6. Travelian Sergo (188)
7. Mis\'kov Andrey (186)
8. Komarovskiy Alex (174)
9. Kyselova Inna (171)
10. FOMINA ALENA (166)
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rare birds records


Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus)

© Marach Igor
2020-07-03

The fifth confirmed observation for Ukraine and the second in a row in the Kyiv region (the previous one took place on November 15, 2019 at the Kyiv reservoir).


Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus)

© Andrey Mis\'kov
2020-06-13

Rare vagrant. Over the last decade, it has been observed in Odesa, Sumy, Dnipropetrovsk, Cherkasy regions and the Crimea.


Spur-winged Lapwing (Vanellus spinosus)

© Maxim Yakovlev
2020-05-28
Lake Katlabuh, Odessa region

Rare vagrant species. The Third observation in Ukraine and the third within the Odesa region. Previous observations took place in 1837 and 2019. The Bird was found by M. Yakovlev and O. Haidash.


Greenish Warbler (Phylloscopus trochiloides)

© Pavel Panchenko
2020-05-28
Odesa region, Yuzhy tawn.

A rare migratory bird in the south of Ukraine. The first observation in Odesa region.

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recent video

2020-07-04. Spotted Flycatcher (Alexender Zabolotnyy).

2020-06-29. Song Thrush (Alexender Zabolotnyy).

2020-06-20. Common Coot (Alexender Zabolotnyy).

2020-06-18. Mute Swan (Alexender Zabolotnyy), Siberian Stonechat (Nikola Zmievskiy).

2020-06-14. Eurasian Blackbird (Alexender Zabolotnyy), Eurasian Green Woodpecker (Alexender Zabolotnyy).

2020-06-12. Common Coot (Alexender Zabolotnyy).

2020-06-11. Barn Swallow (Alexender Zabolotnyy).

2020-06-09. Great Spotted Woodpecker (Alexender Zabolotnyy).

2020-06-08. Middle Spotted Woodpecker (Alexender Zabolotnyy), Eurasian Green Woodpecker (Alexender Zabolotnyy).

2020-06-05. Mute Swan (Alexender Zabolotnyy).

2020-06-03. Common Chaffinch (Alexender Zabolotnyy).

2020-06-01. Barred Warbler (Vitalii Kazannyk).

more video...

unidentified birds


2020-07-10

Николай Змиевский: Как по мне, так 100% Горихвостка-чернушка

2020-07-08

Олег Шеремет: Чи можна по цих фото визначити? Лучний?

2020-07-07

Oleg F: определить не реально, карточка не удачная.

2020-07-07

Oleg F: скорее всего обыкновенная горихвостка самка или молодая птица. Мощный клюв, рыжеватый хвост, светлый низ тела.

2020-07-06

Чернолєв Євген: Канюк степовий.

more unidentified birds...