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Best photos of the month, April 2016.

Common Quail | Oksana Raldugina | 6

Common Greenshank | Viacheslav Kaistro | 5

Pied Avocet | Viacheslav Kaistro | 5

Pied Avocet | Viacheslav Kaistro | 4

Common Shelduck | Viacheslav Kaistro | 4

Dunlin | Viacheslav Kaistro | 4

Tawny Owl | Oksana Raldugina | 3

Common Shelduck | Viacheslav Kaistro | 3

Little Ringed Plover | Viacheslav Kaistro | 3

Eurasian Hobby | Sergey Ryzhkov | 3

Pied Avocet | Sergey Ryzhkov | 3

Eurasian Wryneck | Viktor Sevidov | 3

Pied Avocet | Viacheslav Kaistro | 3

Common Shelduck | Viacheslav Kaistro | 3

Common Shelduck | Viacheslav Kaistro | 3

Big Year 2022

rare birds records


Lesser Short-toed Lark (Alaudala heinei)

© Oleksandr Burkovsky
2021-12-29

Rare vagrant and wintering species. There is no reliable information on nesting in the last 10 years. At the same time the species is also observed in Bulgaria and Cyprus. The first confirmed record in Odesa region.


Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus)

© Yuriy Kodrul
2021-12-12
Odessa Oblast

The rare wintering species. Young individuals are more common.


Black-throated Accentor (Prunella atrogularis)

© Aleksandr Arhipov
2021-12-03
Kuchurhan, Odesa district

Black-throated Accentor is a new species in the fauna of Ukraine. It is a rare vagrant species in Europe, most observed during the autumn migration. This year, three observations on Europe in general, in particular, the first record for the country also in Poland.


Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides)

© Oleksandr Burkovsky
2021-12-03

Vary Rare vagrant species in East Europe. The first record in Ukraine.

unidentified birds


2022-07-01

Василь Боднар: Це підсоколик великий, що став малочисельним.

2022-06-30

David M. Dickerson: [....]

more unidentified birds...