• Box Colour
  • Adonis blue

    Adonis blue

  • Emperor dragonfly

    Emperor dragonfly

  • Lilly of the Valley

    Lilly of the Valley

  • Grey seal

    Grey seal

  • Rainbow parakeet

    Rainbow parakeet

  • Saltmarsh surey - skinflats

    Saltmarsh survey - Skinflats

  • Grey-cushioned grimmia

    Grey-cushioned grimmia

  • Goatsbeard


  • Colour
  • Meadow thistle

    Meadow thistle

  • Mountain pansy

    Mountain pansy

  • Surveying on Greenham Common

    Surveying on Greenham Common

  • Striped shieldbug

    Striped shieldbug

  • Puffin


  • Colour
  • Red kite

    Red kite

  • Monkey orchid

    Monkey orchid

  • Shining hookeria

    Shining hookeria

  • Tay survey

    Saltmarsh survey - Tay Estuary

  • Verdigris fungus

    Verdigris fungus



A Guide to Finding Birds in Odessa Region, Ukraine

This attractive and user-friendly guide provides an introduction to some of the best wildlife sites in the Odessa region and the bird species to be found there.
About the book

Many people are aware that Odessa is a large port city situated on the northwest coast of the Black Sea, well known for its history and culture within the Roman, Ottoman and Russian empires, followed by a period in the former Soviet Union and since 1991 one of the largest towns in independent Ukraine. Fewer realise that it is the regional capital of Odessa Region, the largest administrative region in Ukraine and indeed somewhat larger than Belgium. It is then hardly surprising that Odessa's birds remain largely unknown by birdwatchers.

This book provides the first guide to the best places for exploring the region and its birds. It covers the amazing Danube delta (a fifth of which is in Ukraine), the extensive Black Sea coastal lagoons, wide rolling steppes, and the southern fringes of the Boreal forest, all of which occur in Odessa. A checklist of over 220 of the most regularly occurring birds is also provided, along with background information about the region and some other features of interest worth a visit.

ISBN: 978-1-874357-70-4
Size: 190 x 105mm
Pages: 72
Illustrations: Full colour throughout
Author(s) Paul Goriup