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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. FOMINA ALENA (91)
4. Gedziuk Vlad (73)
10. Kyselova Inna (58)
12. Knysh Valerii (52)
13. Rudenko Vadim (52)
15. Ortik Irina (41)
17. Simon Andrew (39)
21. Kuzhel Family (25)
22. Martsun Oleg (23)
25. Bodnar Vasil (18)
28. Snitsar Oleh (10)
46. Rydik Maksym (1)

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. Eurasian Siskin (2021-01-04)
102. Common Chiffchaff (2021-01-04)
103. Dunnock (2021-01-04)
104. Northern Goshawk (2021-01-06)
105. European Robin (2021-01-06)
106. Greater Scaup (2021-01-08)
107. Red-crested Pochard (2021-01-08)
108. Slavonian Grebe (2021-01-08)
109. Red-throated Loon (2021-01-08)
110. Willow Tit (2021-01-08)
111. Twite (2021-01-09)
112. Snow Bunting (2021-01-09)
113. Horned Lark (2021-01-09)
114. Common Moorhen (2021-01-10)
115. Hawfinch (2021-01-10)
116. Red-flanked Bluetail (2021-01-11)
117. Northern Reed Bunting (2021-01-12)
118. Long-legged Buzzard (2021-01-13)
119. Black-crowned Night Heron (2021-01-14)
120. Grey Wagtail (2021-01-14)
121. Common Pheasant (2021-01-15)
122. White Wagtail (2021-01-16)
123. Eastern Imperial Eagle (2021-01-16)
124. Ruddy Shelduck (2021-01-16)
125. Greater White-fronted Goose (2021-01-16)
126. Greylag Goose (2021-01-16)
127. Grey Partridge (2021-01-16)
128. Common Crane (2021-01-16)
129. Red Knot (2021-01-17)
130. Eurasian Bittern (2021-01-17)
131. Little Owl (2021-01-18)
132. Little Bustard (2021-01-18)
133. Western Marsh-Harrier (2021-01-18)
134. Jack Snipe (2021-01-20)
135. Black Scoter (2021-01-20)
136. Pygmy Cormorant (2021-01-20)
137. Slender-billed Gull (2021-01-20)
138. Kentish Plover (2021-01-21)
139. Mandarin Duck (2021-01-21)
140. Wood Pigeon (2021-01-21)
141. Red Crossbill (2021-01-21)
142. Red-breasted Goose (2021-01-22)
143. White-Backed Woodpecker (2021-01-23)
144. Eurasian Dipper (2021-01-23)
145. Lapland Longspur (2021-01-29)
146. Calandra Lark (2021-01-29)
147. Redwing (2021-01-30)
148. Stock Pigeon (2021-01-30)
149. Northern Black Grouse (2021-01-30)
150. Azure Tit (2021-01-31)
151. Wood Duck (2021-02-02)
152. Great Black-backed Gull (2021-02-13)
153. Saker Falcon (2021-02-17)
154. Short-eared Owl (2021-02-19)

rare birds records


Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus)

© Kostiantyn Pylypiuk
2021-01-21
Kuyalnytsky estuary, Odesa region

Few irregular wintering species in the Azov-Black Sea region. The third observation at the Kuialnytskyi lyman.


Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)

© Oleksander Oliinyk
2021-01-14
Полтава

Probably the first winter observation outside the Azov-Black Sea region, where the species regularly winters mainly in the deltas of large rivers. 2 birds have been observed in Poltava since December 23.


Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus)

© Sergii Kaminskyi
2021-01-11
Новомосковск Днепропетровская область Украина

The first confirmed observation in Ukraine.


Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca)

© Mykola Moroz
2020-12-06

The first observation in Ukraine in the winter.

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recent video

2021-02-14. Black-winged Stilt (Andrew Simon).

2021-01-26. Blue Tit (Vitalii Kazannyk), Great Tit (Vitalii Kazannyk).

2021-01-11. Great Spotted Woodpecker (Stanislavs Gr).

2021-01-07. Long-tailed Duck (Andrew Simon).

2020-12-27. Black-headed Gull (Yakov Stepanov).

2020-12-21. Ural Owl (Oleh Snitsar).

2020-11-29. Northern Bullfinch (Oleksandr Kosovan).

2020-11-12. Eastern Imperial Eagle (Timur Omer).

2020-10-27. Mallard (Alexender Zabolotnyy).

2020-10-22. Black-Billed Magpie (Alexender Zabolotnyy).

2020-10-12. Eurasian Honey-Buzzard (Andrew Simon), Common Sparrowhawk (Andrew Simon).

2020-08-28. Eurasian Blackbird (Alexender Zabolotnyy).

2020-08-23. Wood Sandpiper (Alexender Zabolotnyy).

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unidentified birds


2021-02-03

Андрій Сімон: В кращому випадку - болотяна. З ознак мені майже нічого не видно. Проте щока однозначно не чисто біла.

2021-01-05

Олександр Гриб: Інших фото немає.

2020-11-30

no any comments:

2020-11-03

Віталій Казанник: Малий, найімовірніше

2020-09-25

Артем: Действительно похож на подорлика, вначале подумал бы на орла, но перейдя по ссылке Алдияра там самый последний подорлик, в альбоме вида почти [....]

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