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Best photos of the month, June 2023.

Spotted Crake | Andrey Mis\'kov | 16

Long-eared Owl | Sergo Travelian | 13

Eurasian Scops-Owl | Ihor Vietokhin | 13

Common Kingfisher | Sergo Travelian | 12

Water Rail | Sergo Travelian | 12

Common Swift | Dmytro Petrychenko | 12

Northern Reed Bunting | Dmytro Petrychenko | 12

Common Rosefinch | Sergo Travelian | 11

Hoopoe | Sergo Travelian | 11

Black Kite | Sergo Travelian | 11

Grey Partridge | A Zhuravel | 11

Common Buzzard | Ihor Vietokhin | 11

Black Tern | Sergo Travelian | 10

Common Kingfisher | Oksana Makhovska | 10

Little Bittern | Oksana Makhovska | 10

White-winged Tern | Oksana Makhovska | 10

Sand Martin | Sergo Travelian | 9

Yellowhammer | Sergo Travelian | 9

Thrush Nightingale | Dmytro Petrychenko | 9

European Turtle Dove | Irina Ortik | 9

Ural Owl | Ihor Vietokhin | 9

Eurasian Wryneck | Sanya Osypova | 9

Tree Pipit | Sergo Travelian | 8

Icterine Warbler | Irina Ortik | 8

Little Crake | Oksana Makhovska | 8

Eurasian Curlew | Ihor Vietokhin | 8

Lesser Grey Shrike | Sanya Osypova | 8

European Golden Oriole | Sanya Osypova | 8

Common Kingfisher | Sanya Osypova | 8

European Bee-eater | Inna Kyselova | 7

Short-toed Snake Eagle | Elina Litovkina | 7

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Sergo Travelian | 7

European Bee-eater | Irina Ortik | 7

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Roman Kyselov | 7

Yellow Wagtail | Roman Kyselov | 7

Spotted Flycatcher | Oksana Makhovska | 7

Collared Flycatcher | Egor Loboda | 7

Black-winged Stilt | Egor Loboda | 7

Common Chaffinch | Egor Loboda | 7

Eurasian Scops-Owl | Egor Loboda | 7

Slender-billed Gull | Ihor Vietokhin | 7

Big Year 2023

1. ALENA FOMINA (222)
2. Egor Loboda (217)
3. Ihor Vietokhin (209)
4. Sergo Travelian (177)
5. Irina Ortik (166)
6. Denys Davydov (157)
7. Inna Kyselova (152)
8. Alex Komarovskiy (150)
9. Dmytro Petrychenko (142)
10. Maya Studzinska (138)

rare birds records


Great Knot (Calidris tenuirostris)

© Oleksandr Bronskov
2023-05-20
Liman Shahany. Odeska oblast

The first registration of the Great Knot (Calidris tenuirostris) in Ukraine, and thus - a new species in the fauna of Ukraine.


Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)

© Alex Komarovskiy
2023-03-01

Rare vagrant


Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis)

© Oleksandr Burkovsky
2022-09-04

A rare vagrant, formerly nesting species of southern Ukraine. The first observation in Odesa region in decades and the first photo from its territory.


Turkestan 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.

unidentified birds


2023-09-18

Сергій Травелян: неможливо сказати напевно. треба щоб видно було проекцію крила щонайменше. а краще б мати відео з записом голосу

2023-08-24

Сергій Травелян: свійські гуси

more unidentified birds...