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365 photographed species of 447 (81%)


2019 results!

2020-01-10| Andrew Simon

Here is another year of active search, recognition and photographing of birds for the members of our site. 2019 has brought us many interesting meetings with both birds and each other. During the last year our participants managed to record 322 species of birds, which became a record value in the whole history of the site !!! In 2019, we were pleased with 71 of our photos, which is also a new record for the site.

The winners of the Big Year 2019 contest were:

I place - Pylypyuk Konstantin and 234 photographed bird species per year
II place - Evgeny Chernolev and 233 photographed views for the year
III place - Komarovsky Dmitry and 225 photographed view for the year.

Sincere congratulations to the winners and wishes for new achievements and pleasant experiences from bird watching and communication with each other !!!

Not to be pleased, the fact that this year the number of participants who were able to photograph more than 200 species has not decreased and equals 7 this year !!! Therefore, separate congratulations: Sheremet Oleg (208 species), Kiselev Inna (206 species), Komarovsky Alexei (204 species) and Sergiy Travelyan (202 species). The number of participants who were able to photograph more than 100 species did not change this year! And it can not but rejoice.

For the first time in 2019, photos of the species such as oatmeal, gull spur, oatmeal and gray lark appeared on the site. And so the number of photographed species on the territory of Ukraine and uploaded to our site reached 360!

Another innovation from the end of 2018 allowed all members of the site to participate in photo evaluation. Thanks to this, we congratulate Sergiy Travellyan on his Best Photo of the Year with Zmeid !!! We will also add to the gallery the best photos of all the months with captions in the format (Month | View | Author | Likes). We wish everyone a pleasant viewing!

And at the end of the post, I want to wish everyone an interesting observation, unexpected meetings, quality photos, identifying birds and good mood regardless of the weather and the time of year!

1. The table of results of the competition as of 01/10/2020













2020-01-11. Юрій Кодруль:

Костя, вітаю з перемогою! Женя і Діма теж великі молодці! Вітаю всіх учасників з чудовими результатами минулого року та бажаю досягти ще кращих результатів цього року!

2020-01-11. Сергій Травелян:

Так, за минулий рік відбулося чимало цікавих подій та зустрічей. Було приємно брати участь у діяльності спільноти і радий що моє фото відзначили!
Бажаю всім нових цікавинок у 2020му!

2020-01-13. Костянтин Пилипюк:

Дякую! Також вітаю інших учасників і бажаю нових відкриттів!)

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rare birds records

Black-winged Pratincole (Glareola nordmanni)

© Yevgen Chernolyev
Kherson oblast

Rare vagrant. During August 2020, several observers were noted in the Kherson region. The first observation on August 9, 2020 by Oleksandr Burkovsky, Yevhen Chernolyev, Tetiana Chernolyeva and Nicola Zmievskiy.

Amur Falcon (Falco amurensis)

© Maria-Adel Bradbeer

The first observation for Ukraine and yhe 17-th for Western Palearctic.

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus)

© Marach Igor

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

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

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Big Year 2020

1. Sapuga Alex (228)
2. Chernolyev Yevgen (227)
3. Sheremet Oleg (220)
4. Mis\'kov Andrey (219)
5. Pylypiuk Kostiantyn (206)
6. Travelian Sergo (205)
7. Honcharyk Natalia (201)
8. Kyselova Inna (199)
9. Snitsar Oleh (196)
10. FOMINA ALENA (195)

unidentified birds


Алдияр Сапарбаев: Тогда вероятно это малый подорлик, вот похожее фото.


Ольга Малыгина: Про эту птицу Сергей Домашевский ответил в ФБ (цитирую):" Верх у птица контрастный, но допустимый и для некоторых БП. Контраста внизу не видно, [....]


Oleg F: изношенное оперение затрудняет определение как и качество снимка. Доп фото есть?

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