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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 (anar.issabekova@birds.watch)

Big Year 2024

rare birds records


Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)

© Olexandr Riznyk
2023-12-03
Cherkasy. Cherkasy region

The first registration of Lesser Yellowlegs, the specie fron North America, in Ukraine. Discovered by Oleksandr Riznyk, Anna Alabina and Dasha Buzovka on December 3, 2023 on the Embankment of the Dnipro River in Cherkasy.


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.

unidentified birds


2024-04-09

Олег Марцун: Без сумніву)))

2024-03-22

Олег Марцун: Я б сказав, що галка.Видно сіру шию.

more unidentified birds...