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RFI: Azure tit in Ukraine (1 Viewer)

This june I will be visitig a friend in NE-Ukraine. I will be driving there from the Netherlands, so i will cross the entire north of Ukraine. Is there someone who can help me with some information (location, guide, knowledgable locals) on the Azure Tit (the only species i still need in Ukraine).
I love a bit of Don Quichottting, but my time is limited. ;)

Thanks in advance,
Thijs
 

opisska

Jan Ebr
Czech Republic
This june I will be visitig a friend in NE-Ukraine. I will be driving there from the Netherlands, so i will cross the entire north of Ukraine. Is there someone who can help me with some information (location, guide, knowledgable locals) on the Azure Tit (the only species i still need in Ukraine).
I love a bit of Don Quichottting, but my time is limited. ;)

Thanks in advance,
Thijs

Sadly, this remained unaswered and google isn't of much further help. Are there Azure tits in Ukraine to be seen or not? I'd definitely go for some from Warsaw ... i know there are in Belarus, but I have no intention of going there, not unless they drop the absurd visa requirements.
 
It is some time ago, and I forgot to reply, but the intel might be usefull anyway. In the end I had to return to the Netherlands after 1 day because of knee-problems, so i cannot confirm the information below.
This information I got on the Birding Ukraine Facebook page (friendly people, highly recommended for people thinking of going there):

Here is some recommendation from my colleagues who have seen Azure Tit. The species is quite common to the far north of Volyn and Rivne oblasts. In Rivne oblast, go north of Zarichne town (Зарічне) closer to the border with Belarus. Stick closer to the Prypiat and Stokhid floodplain – this area is a "magnet" for the species. It very often nests in villages here, occupies tree hollow and nest boxes. They almost always met nesting species in an area of these few villages - Prykladnyky (Прикладники), Gorynychi (Гориничі), Nyhovyschi (Ниговищі), and Omyt (Омит). And be careful there as there is border-line with Belarus.

I might want to go back someday, although my friend left Ukraine again.
 

Andy Adcock

Well-known member
England
Sadly, this remained unaswered and google isn't of much further help. Are there Azure tits in Ukraine to be seen or not? I'd definitely go for some from Warsaw ... i know there are in Belarus, but I have no intention of going there, not unless they drop the absurd visa requirements.

Have they got an issue with your nation?

It's visa free for a visit of a week, even so, we went for a little over a week and the visa was very easy to get?
 

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Don't know about Ukraine, I figured it should not be much hassle. I tried to travel to Russia to catch (via camera) what bird are there. I am a German citizen and it was a lot of pain and paperwork. Just for a simple visa s much stuff has to be done, Russia is one scary place to travel to alright. The Russian Consulate requires a visa application completed online. The application must be completed online by all travellers. For a much better explanation I did read up on here This application, hosted by the Russian government, may take up to an hour to complete and requires very detailed information. Just so you know, I didn't really know at first but your visa request cannot be processed if you do not complete the application form online.
 

Andy Adcock

Well-known member
England
Don't know about Ukraine, I figured it should not be much hassle. I tried to travel to Russia to catch (via camera) what bird are there. I am a German citizen and it was a lot of pain and paperwork. Just for a simple visa s much stuff has to be done, Russia is one scary place to travel to alright. The Russian Consulate requires a visa application completed online. The application must be completed online by all travellers. For a much better explanation I did read up on here This application, hosted by the Russian government, may take up to an hour to complete and requires very detailed information. Just so you know, I didn't really know at first but your visa request cannot be processed if you do not complete the application form online.

Really, where did you go?

I've spent a few years in Russia and apart from one incident with security forces, I've never had any issues anywhere.

Correct about the visa though, information about your parents, are they dead, if so, when and where did they die, have you got any kids, what are their passport numbers, what are the numbers of all your expired passports etc, etc.

One tip I will give, don't admit to any military service on your application, it will possibly cause extra scrutiny and may cause you avoidable problems.
 

opisska

Jan Ebr
Czech Republic
Have they got an issue with your nation?

It's visa free for a visit of a week, even so, we went for a little over a week and the visa was very easy to get?

Visa free is only when you are arriving by airplane, which would be really funny for me, because it is literally faster for me to get to the Azure tit sites by car ... but to cross a surface crossing, I need visa. To get one, I need either an invitation from a travel agency organizing my stay, or a hotel reservation for the whole time, directly from a Belarusian hotel (no internet portals) - neither of which I want to use.

I mean it's not completely impossible, but it is also not attractive. If I am presented with a choice, I always choose to visit a country that doesn't actively try to make it annoying for me.
 

Steve Lister

Senior Birder, ex County Recorder, Garden Moths.
United Kingdom
Arriving by air at Minsk you can now stay 30 days without a visa, or at least that is the situation for UK residents. Four of us have just had three days birding with APB-Birdlife Belarus and Azure Tit was easy.

Steve
 
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