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Big Year 2021

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 2020

participants


* number inside brackets means the number of species photographed in 2021
1. Kodrul Yuriy (285)
2. FOMINA ALENA (246)
7. Gedziuk Vlad (226)
11. Yaremchuk Roman (194)
13. Ortik Irina (172)
14. Kyselova Inna (169)
15. Kuzhel Family (149)
16. Zhuravel A (149)
22. Simon Andrew (100)
23. Bodnar Vasil (97)
25. Knysh Valerii (85)
29. Snitsar Oleh (66)
30. Rudenko Vadim (61)
32. Sheremet Oleg (50)
34. Gr Stanislavs (31)
36. Martsun Oleg (26)
39. Gajduk Olga (24)
43. Rozhko Oleg (13)
46. Kondrat Petro (10)
51. Sapuga Alex (8)
57. Rydik Maksym (6)
61. Reva Galyna (4)

all species photographed in 2021


* in order of appearance (number inside brackets means the date of first record "month-day" )
1. Black-headed Gull (2021-01-01)
2. Tree Sparrow (2021-01-01)
3. Blue Tit (2021-01-01)
4. Mallard (2021-01-01)
5. Mute Swan (2021-01-01)
6. Eurasian Collared Dove (2021-01-01)
7. Whooper Swan (2021-01-01)
8. Rough-legged Buzzard (2021-01-01)
9. Common Starling (2021-01-01)
10. Fieldfare (2021-01-01)
11. Common Buzzard (2021-01-01)
12. Corn Bunting (2021-01-01)
13. Little Gull (2021-01-01)
14. Red-breasted Merganser (2021-01-01)
15. Smew (2021-01-01)
16. Eurasian Jackdaw (2021-01-01)
17. Long-eared Owl (2021-01-01)
18. Rock Pigeon (2021-01-01)
19. Goldcrest (2021-01-01)
20. Rook (2021-01-01)
21. Hooded Crow (2021-01-01)
22. Bearded Tit (2021-01-01)
23. Black-Billed Magpie (2021-01-01)
24. House Sparrow (2021-01-01)
25. Great Spotted Woodpecker (2021-01-01)
26. Common Raven (2021-01-01)
27. Common Coot (2021-01-01)
28. Bohemian Waxwing (2021-01-01)
29. Great Tit (2021-01-01)
30. Northern Bullfinch (2021-01-01)
31. Caspian Gull (2021-01-01)
32. Tufted Duck (2021-01-01)
33. Common Pochard (2021-01-01)
34. White-tailed Sea-Eagle (2021-01-01)
35. Great Crested Grebe (2021-01-01)
36. Great Cormorant (2021-01-01)
37. Black-Necked Grebe (2021-01-01)
38. Common Goldeneye (2021-01-01)
39. Arctic Loon (2021-01-01)
40. Eurasian Linnet (2021-01-01)
41. Crested Lark (2021-01-01)
42. Great White Egret (2021-01-01)
43. European Greenfinch (2021-01-01)
44. Hen Harrier (2021-01-01)
45. Common Kingfisher (2021-01-01)
46. Common Shelduck (2021-01-01)
47. Eurasian Nuthatch (2021-01-01)
48. Eurasian Jay (2021-01-01)
49. Middle Spotted Woodpecker (2021-01-01)
50. Eurasian Blackbird (2021-01-01)
51. Black Redstart (2021-01-01)
52. Eurasian Curlew (2021-01-01)
53. Dunlin (2021-01-01)
54. Pallas's Gull (2021-01-01)
55. Northern Wren (2021-01-01)
56. Eurasian Golden Plover (2021-01-01)
57. Mew Gull (2021-01-02)
58. Coal Tit (2021-01-02)
59. Marsh Tit (2021-01-02)
60. Mistle Thrush (2021-01-02)
61. Black Woodpecker (2021-01-02)
62. Long-tailed Tit (2021-01-02)
63. European Serin (2021-01-02)
64. Common Redpoll (2021-01-02)
65. Peregrine Falcon (2021-01-02)
66. Grey Heron (2021-01-02)
67. Grey-Headed Woodpecker (2021-01-02)
68. Common Sparrowhawk (2021-01-02)
69. Eurasian Green Woodpecker (2021-01-02)
70. Short-toed Tree-Creeper (2021-01-02)
71. Ural Owl (2021-01-02)
72. Common Snipe (2021-01-02)
73. Long-tailed Duck (2021-01-02)
74. Meadow Pipit (2021-01-02)
75. Common Kestrel (2021-01-02)
76. Sky Lark (2021-01-02)
77. Common Teal (2021-01-02)
78. Common Oystercatcher (2021-01-02)
79. Grey Plover (2021-01-02)
80. Water Rail (2021-01-02)
81. Common Chaffinch (2021-01-02)
82. Syrian Woodpecker (2021-01-02)
83. Western Barn Owl (2021-01-02)
84. Northern Shoveler (2021-01-02)
85. Northern Pintail (2021-01-02)
86. Eurasian Wigeon (2021-01-02)
87. Little Grebe (2021-01-02)
88. Gadwall (2021-01-02)
89. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (2021-01-02)
90. Velvet Scoter (2021-01-03)
91. Common Treecreeper (2021-01-03)
92. Brambling (2021-01-03)
93. Crested Tit (2021-01-03)
94. Goosander (2021-01-03)
95. Bewick's Swan (2021-01-03)
96. Eurasian Goldfinch (2021-01-03)
97. Yellowhammer (2021-01-03)
98. Great Grey Shrike (2021-01-03)
99. Herring Gull (2021-01-03)
100. Merlin (2021-01-03)
101. Spotted Nutcracker (2021-01-03)
102. Eurasian Siskin (2021-01-04)
103. Common Chiffchaff (2021-01-04)
104. Dunnock (2021-01-04)
105. Northern Goshawk (2021-01-06)
106. European Robin (2021-01-06)
107. Greater Scaup (2021-01-08)
108. Red-crested Pochard (2021-01-08)
109. Slavonian Grebe (2021-01-08)
110. Red-throated Loon (2021-01-08)
111. Willow Tit (2021-01-08)
112. Twite (2021-01-09)
113. Snow Bunting (2021-01-09)
114. Horned Lark (2021-01-09)
115. Common Moorhen (2021-01-10)
116. Hawfinch (2021-01-10)
117. Red-flanked Bluetail (2021-01-11)
118. Northern Reed Bunting (2021-01-12)
119. Long-legged Buzzard (2021-01-13)
120. Black-crowned Night Heron (2021-01-14)
121. Grey Wagtail (2021-01-14)
122. Common Pheasant (2021-01-15)
123. White Wagtail (2021-01-16)
124. Eastern Imperial Eagle (2021-01-16)
125. Ruddy Shelduck (2021-01-16)
126. Greater White-fronted Goose (2021-01-16)
127. Greylag Goose (2021-01-16)
128. Grey Partridge (2021-01-16)
129. Common Crane (2021-01-16)
130. Red Knot (2021-01-17)
131. Eurasian Bittern (2021-01-17)
132. Little Owl (2021-01-18)
133. Little Bustard (2021-01-18)
134. Western Marsh-Harrier (2021-01-18)
135. Jack Snipe (2021-01-20)
136. Black Scoter (2021-01-20)
137. Pygmy Cormorant (2021-01-20)
138. Slender-billed Gull (2021-01-20)
139. Kentish Plover (2021-01-21)
140. Mandarin Duck (2021-01-21)
141. Wood Pigeon (2021-01-21)
142. Red Crossbill (2021-01-21)
143. Red-breasted Goose (2021-01-22)
144. White-Backed Woodpecker (2021-01-23)
145. Eurasian Dipper (2021-01-23)
146. Lapland Longspur (2021-01-29)
147. Calandra Lark (2021-01-29)
148. Redwing (2021-01-30)
149. Stock Pigeon (2021-01-30)
150. Northern Black Grouse (2021-01-30)
151. Azure Tit (2021-01-31)
152. Wood Duck (2021-02-02)
153. Tawny Owl (2021-02-02)
154. Great Black-backed Gull (2021-02-13)
155. Yellow-legged Gull (2021-02-16)
156. Saker Falcon (2021-02-17)
157. Short-eared Owl (2021-02-19)
158. Glaucous Gull (2021-02-21)
159. Great Bustard (2021-02-23)
160. Golden Eagle (2021-02-23)
161. Song Thrush (2021-02-24)
162. Lesser Black-backed Gull (2021-02-28)
163. Water Pipit (2021-02-28)
164. Northern Lapwing (2021-03-02)
165. Ferruginous Duck (2021-03-04)
166. Garganey (2021-03-05)
167. Great White Pelican (2021-03-05)
168. Ruff (2021-03-06)
169. Wood Lark (2021-03-06)
170. Common Stonechat (2021-03-08)
171. Bean Goose (2021-03-13)
172. White Stork (2021-03-13)
173. Pied Avocet (2021-03-14)
174. Mediterranean Gull (2021-03-15)
175. Hoopoe (2021-03-16)
176. Eurasian Penduline Tit (2021-03-19)
177. Osprey (2021-03-22)
178. Siberian Black-backed Gull (2021-03-23)
179. Black Stork (2021-03-24)
180. Pallid Harrier (2021-03-27)
181. Dalmatian Pelican (2021-03-27)
182. Green Sandpiper (2021-03-27)
183. Caspian Tern (2021-03-27)
184. Black-tailed Godwit (2021-03-27)
185. Little Ringed Plover (2021-03-27)
186. Common Redshank (2021-03-28)
187. Spanish Sparrow (2021-03-28)
188. Northern Wheatear (2021-03-28)
189. Black-headed Wagtail (2021-03-28)
190. Yellow Wagtail (2021-03-28)
191. Short-toed Snake Eagle (2021-03-29)
192. Greater Spotted Eagle (2021-03-30)
193. Greater Ringed Plover (2021-03-31)
194. Sandwich Tern (2021-03-31)
195. Tree Pipit (2021-04-01)
196. Great Grey Owl (2021-04-02)
197. Lesser Spotted Eagle (2021-04-02)
198. Barn Swallow (2021-04-03)
199. Black-winged Stilt (2021-04-04)
200. Isabelline Wheatear (2021-04-04)
201. Eurasian Pygmy-Owl (2021-04-04)
203. Northern Hazelhen (2021-04-04)
204. Boreal Owl (2021-04-05)
205. Eurasian Wryneck (2021-04-06)
206. Bluethroat (2021-04-06)
207. Common Greenshank (2021-04-06)
208. Demoiselle Crane (2021-04-06)
209. Black Kite (2021-04-06)
210. Siberian Stonechat (2021-04-06)
211. Pied Flycatcher (2021-04-07)
212. Lesser White-fronted Goose (2021-04-07)
213. Bar-tailed Godwit (2021-04-07)
214. Eurasian Woodcock (2021-04-07)
215. Collared Flycatcher (2021-04-08)
216. Tawny Pipit (2021-04-08)
217. Common Swift (2021-04-08)
218. Eurasian Whimbrel (2021-04-08)
219. Purple Heron (2021-04-09)
220. Whinchat (2021-04-09)
221. Firecrest (2021-04-09)
222. Red-Necked Grebe (2021-04-09)
223. Willow Warbler (2021-04-10)
224. Blackcap (2021-04-10)
225. Eurasian Redstart (2021-04-10)
226. Red-throated Pipit (2021-04-10)
227. Eurasian Eagle-Owl (2021-04-10)
228. Ring Ouzel (2021-04-11)
229. Citrine Wagtail (Western) (2021-04-11)
230. Little Crake (2021-04-11)
231. Spotted Redshank (2021-04-11)
232. Eurasian Hobby (2021-04-11)
233. Greater Short-toed Lark (2021-04-11)
234. Wood Warbler (2021-04-11)
235. Northern House Martin (2021-04-12)
236. Common Sandpiper (2021-04-13)
237. Terek Sandpiper (2021-04-13)
238. Western Capercaillie (2021-04-14)
239. Marsh Sandpiper (2021-04-17)
240. Alpine Swift (2021-04-17)
241. Eurasian Reed Warbler (2021-04-17)
242. Montagu's Harrier (2021-04-17)
243. Little Egret (2021-04-17)
244. Glossy Ibis (2021-04-17)
245. Eurasian Spoonbill (2021-04-17)
246. Common Cuckoo (2021-04-17)
247. Great Snipe (2021-04-17)
248. Wood Sandpiper (2021-04-17)
249. Booted Eagle (2021-04-18)
250. Curlew Sandpiper (2021-04-18)
251. Lesser Whitethroat (2021-04-18)
252. Spotted Crake (2021-04-18)
253. Sand Martin (2021-04-18)
254. Pied Wheatear (2021-04-18)
255. Collared Pratincole (2021-04-18)
256. Savi's Warbler (2021-04-19)
257. Common Tern (2021-04-21)
258. Red-backed Shrike (2021-04-23)
259. Little Stint (2021-04-23)
260. Little Tern (2021-04-23)
261. Red-rumped Swallow (2021-04-24)
262. European Bee-eater (2021-04-24)
263. Ortolan Bunting (2021-04-24)
264. Thrush Nightingale (2021-04-25)
265. Red-footed Falcon (2021-04-25)
266. Eurasian Stone Curlew (2021-04-25)
267. European Turtle Dove (2021-04-25)
268. Common Nightingale (2021-04-25)
269. Woodchat Shrike (2021-04-26)
270. Common Whitethroat (2021-04-27)
271. Great Reed Warbler (2021-04-28)
272. Sedge Warbler (2021-04-28)
273. Common Quail (2021-04-28)
274. Red-breasted Flycatcher (2021-04-28)
275. Paddyfield Warbler (2021-04-28)
276. Whiskered Tern (2021-04-28)
277. Black Tern (2021-04-28)
278. Moustached Warbler (2021-04-30)
279. Eurasian Roller (2021-05-01)
280. Gull-billed Tern (2021-05-01)
281. European Nightjar (2021-05-01)
282. Spotted Flycatcher (2021-05-01)
283. Marsh Warbler (2021-05-01)
284. European Golden Oriole (2021-05-02)
285. Squacco Heron (2021-05-02)
286. Garden Warbler (2021-05-02)
287. Barred Warbler (2021-05-03)
288. Black-legged Kittiwake (2021-05-03)
289. Ruddy Turnstone (2021-05-03)
290. White-winged Tern (2021-05-04)
291. Levantine shearwater (2021-05-04)
292. Icterine Warbler (2021-05-04)
293. Common Eider (2021-05-05)
294. Little Bittern (2021-05-06)
295. Temminck's Stint (2021-05-06)
296. Lesser Grey Shrike (2021-05-06)
297. Eurasian Scops-Owl (2021-05-07)
298. White-tailed Lapwing (2021-05-07)
299. Long-billed Dowitcher (2021-05-07)
300. Eurasian Honey-Buzzard (2021-05-09)
301. Corncrake (2021-05-11)
302. Black-headed Bunting (2021-05-14)
303. Broad-billed Sandpiper (2021-05-14)
304. River Warbler (2021-05-15)
305. Rosy Starling (2021-05-16)
306. Common Rosefinch (2021-05-16)
307. Levant Sparrowhawk (2021-05-17)
308. Western Grasshopper Warbler (2021-05-22)
309. Blyth's Reed Warbler (2021-05-26)
310. Cattle Egret (2021-05-26)
311. Eastern Olivaceous Warbler (2021-05-27)
312. Aquatic Warbler (2021-05-28)
313. Sanderling (2021-05-29)
314. Alpine Accentor (2021-06-08)
315. Greenish Warbler (2021-06-09)
316. Red Kite (2021-06-13)
317. White-headed Duck (2021-06-17)
318. European Shag (2021-06-30)
319. Barnacle Goose (2021-07-18)
320. Egyptian Vulture (2021-07-26)
321. Black-winged Pratincole (2021-08-01)
322. Red-necked Phalarope (2021-08-08)
323. Arctic Skua (2021-08-15)
324. Lesser Kestrel (2021-08-22)
325. Red Phalarope (2021-08-27)
326. Eurasian Dotterel (2021-09-05)
327. Greater Flamingo (2021-09-11)

rare birds records


Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)

© Dmytro Komarovskyi
2021-09-11
Ukraine

A Rare vagrant species. In addition to the Crimea, it is periodically observed in Sivash lake, where a case of nesting was noted in 2017, and in the North-Western Black Sea Coast.


Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni)

© Yuriy Kodrul
2021-08-23
Kherson Oblast, Shpindiyar lowering

Rare migratory species. For the second year in a row it is observed in the south of Kherson region. The first bird was noted by Yuriy Kodrul together with V. Gedziuk and K. Pylypiuk. Later that day, Oleg Rozhko and Andriy Miskov photographed another male at the specified point. The difficulty of identifying the species is due to the similarity with the Common Kestrel, especially in females and juvenile birds.<br>UPD: On September 3, another female was photographed by O. Burkovsky and R. Yaremchuk near the village of Port in the Odesa region.


Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius)

© Valentyn Pylypyshyn
2021-08-27
Kyiv oblast, Kyiv reservoir

Rare vagrant species. 24-th record in Ukraine.


Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus)

© Inna Kyselova
2021-07-26

A rare vagrant species. Last year, a young bird was observed near the Kyrylivka village, Zaporizhia region.

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recent video

2021-10-05. Hooded Crow (Alexender Zabolotnyy).

2021-09-21. White Wagtail (Alexender Zabolotnyy).

2021-09-12. Eurasian Green Woodpecker (Alexender Zabolotnyy).

2021-09-10. Mute Swan (Vitalii Kazannyk), Whooper Swan (Vitalii Kazannyk).

2021-08-07. Little Bittern (Yakov Stepanov).

2021-08-04. Little Egret (Alexender Zabolotnyy).

2021-07-31. European Serin (Alexender Zabolotnyy).

2021-07-26. Common Crane (Andrew Simon).

2021-07-17. Grey Partridge (Alexender Zabolotnyy).

2021-07-15. European Bee-eater (Stanislavs Gr).

2021-07-14. White-Backed Woodpecker (Alexender Zabolotnyy), Eurasian Linnet (Stanislavs Gr).

2021-07-13. Common Moorhen (Alexender Zabolotnyy).

2021-07-04. Black-Billed Magpie (Alexender Zabolotnyy).

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