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Birding Tours in Ukraine

One-day birding tours

The city of Kyiv is located in a place with diverse landscapes around it, which provides a huge variety of ornithofauna. Through the city flows the largest river of the Dnieper, which collects a huge number of different waterfowl during migrations. Every spring and every autumn here you can observe the huge flocks of Mute swans, Whooper swans, and Bewick's swans. Frequent, but not regular guests are Velvet Scoters, Long-tailed Ducks, White-headed Duck and others. In the winter, Gulls are concentrated on non-freezing sections of the Dnieper, among them, in particular, there are Herring Gulls, and sometimes there is a Great Black-backed Gull. Early spring you can easily find Lesser Black-backed Gulls and Siberian Black-backed Gulls.

Around Kyiv there are a huge number of lakes and fishing farms with a large number of migrating and breeding species of waterfowl, near-water and predatory birds. From spring to autumn, these places perhaps are the most attractive for birdwatching. Here you can find 20 species of sandpipers, various terns, herons and a variety of ducks. And within the limits of 100 km from the boundary of the city of Kyiv you can also find a unique and rare breeding here Aquatic Warbler!

Citrine (Western) Wagtail near Obuhiv / 2018-05-27

Red-necked Phalaropes near Grebinky / 2018-07-05

Juvenile and adult Herring Gulls on Kyiv Reservoir / 2019-01-05

Whiskered Tern near Obuhiv / 2017-07-25

Conditions of tour:


program is free, depanded to season and wishes of customer
duration: 1 day (3 days in a row maximum)
destination < 150 km
season: year-around
number of customers: 1-2
food: 1 time (lunch)
no accommodation
transfer from/to airoport after agreement
price:
Kiev. 1-day tour - € 70-120 one person, depending the duration of tour.

Contact person. Anar Issabekova (anarissabekova@birds.kz)

rare birds records


Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)

© Dmytro Komarovskyi
2021-09-11
Ukraine

A Rare vagrant species. In addition to the Crimea, it is periodically observed in Sivash lake, where a case of nesting was noted in 2017, and in the North-Western Black Sea Coast.


Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni)

© Yuriy Kodrul
2021-08-23
Kherson Oblast, Shpindiyar lowering

Rare migratory species. For the second year in a row it is observed in the south of Kherson region. The first bird was noted by Yuriy Kodrul together with V. Gedziuk and K. Pylypiuk. Later that day, Oleg Rozhko and Andriy Miskov photographed another male at the specified point. The difficulty of identifying the species is due to the similarity with the Common Kestrel, especially in females and juvenile birds.<br>UPD: On September 3, another female was photographed by O. Burkovsky and R. Yaremchuk near the village of Port in the Odesa region.


Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius)

© Valentyn Pylypyshyn
2021-08-27
Kyiv oblast, Kyiv reservoir

Rare vagrant species. 24-th record in Ukraine.


Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus)

© Inna Kyselova
2021-07-26

A rare vagrant species. Last year, a young bird was observed near the Kyrylivka village, Zaporizhia region.

unidentified birds


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more unidentified birds...