Best photos of the month, January 2018.

Snow Bunting | Yuriy Kodrul | 6

Common Raven | Sergey Ryzhkov | 6

Northern Wood Nuthatch | Vitalii Otroshko | 5

Snow Bunting | Dmytro Komarovskyi | 4

Common Raven | Sergey Ryzhkov | 4

Rock Bunting | Evgeniy Man | 3

Redwing | Viktor Sevidov | 3

Big Year 2022

rare birds records

Lesser Short-toed Lark (Alaudala heinei)

© Oleksandr Burkovsky

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
Odessa Oblast

The rare wintering species. Young individuals are more common.

Black-throated Accentor (Prunella atrogularis)

© Aleksandr Arhipov
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

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

unidentified birds


Василь Боднар: Це підсоколик великий, що став малочисельним.


David M. Dickerson: [....]

more unidentified birds...