Karawaika Cottage

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Country: Ukraine

Region: Dniester Delta National Park

We speak: English, Русский, Dutch

Location: Karawaika Cottage is an excellent place for your birding holidays and other outdoor activities close to the nature. The lodge has a 2000 m2 terrace garden and a marvellous 20 km free view over the Dnjestr Delta. It is located 30 minutes away from the Odessa Airport. The area is especially famous for its Glossy Ibis and all Herons. Wetland and mudflats are heaven to a great number of migrating waders and waterfowl both in spring and autumn and nearby fields host thousands of geese (mainly Red breasted and White-fronted but also some Lesser-white fronted) in March, and April. White-tailed Eagles, Pelicans are flying by regularly. Besides the delta and liman(s), steppe can be found on travel distance.

Services: Birdwatching is most productive from the end of March till early October, but interesting birds can be found also in late autumn and winter. Professional English-speaking bird guides are available on request. They are able to present current updates on bird activity and provide diverse means of transport. Many target species of birds can be found in the reed beds and swamp forest along the river and its delta, but also 200 meters away along the Dnjestr river. From the Cottage nature excursions by boat are organised throughout the Dnjestr wetlands and Liman. Also day trips to other limans and steppe can be organised by prior arrangement.

Guestrooms: Karawaika Cottage offers comfortable accommodation for leisure travellers. It carries a 3-star rating and provides a living with a fireplace, 3 double/twin no-smoking rooms (on request 2 double spare rooms available). There are toilets, bathroom with bath and showers. There is TV, a kitchen and veranda. The house has heating all year around. In summer 2 cool basement rooms are available. Further are a washing machine and Wi-Fi available. Local fresh food is served in the lodge. Free parking.

* Please note that the English bird names on this site follow the American terminology. If you can't find a species name, try searching by Family or latin name.
Status key: B = breeding species; RB - rare breeding; W = winter only; V - vagrant; RV = rare vagrant; TM - trans-migrant; In - introduced

Name
Status
Spring
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Name (lat)
Family
Eurasian Sparrowhawk
B, TM, W
1
1
1
1
Accipiter nisus Accipitridae
White-tailed Eagle
B, W, TM
1
1
1
1
Haliaeetus albicilla Accipitridae
Eurasian Marsh-Harrier
B, TM, W
1
1
1
1
Circus aeruginosus Accipitridae
Northern Harrier
TM, W
0
0
0
1
Circus cyaneus Accipitridae
European Honey-buzzard
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Pernis apivorus Accipitridae
Booted Eagle
RB, TM
1
1
1
0
Hieraaetus pennatus Accipitridae
Pallid Harrier
TM
1
0
1
0
Circus macrourus Accipitridae
Long-legged Buzzard
B, W
1
1
1
0
Buteo rufinus Accipitridae
Montagu's Harrier
RB, TM
1
1
1
0
Circus pygargus Accipitridae
Lesser Spotted Eagle
RB, TM
1
1
1
1
Aquila pomarina Accipitridae
Moustached Warbler
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Acrocephalus melanopogon Acrocephalidae
Great Reed-Warbler
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Acrocephalus arundinaceus Acrocephalidae
Marsh Warbler
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Acrocephalus palustris Acrocephalidae
Sedge Warbler
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Acrocephalus schoenobaenus Acrocephalidae
Icterine Warbler
RB, TM
1
1
1
0
Hippolais icterina Acrocephalidae
Paddyfield Warbler
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Acrocephalus agricola Acrocephalidae
Eurasian Reed-Warbler
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Acrocephalus scirpaceus Acrocephalidae
Eastern Olivaceous Warbler
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Hippolais pallida Acrocephalidae
Long-tailed Tit
B, TM
1
1
1
1
Aegithalos caudatus Aegithalidae
Sky Lark
B, TM
1
1
1
1
Alauda arvensis Alaudidae
Common Kingfisher
B, W
1
1
1
1
Alcedo atthis Alcedinidae
Mallard
B, TM
1
1
1
1
Anas platyrhynchos Anatidae
Graylag Goose
B, TM, W
1
1
1
1
Anser anser Anatidae
Mute Swan
B, TM, W
1
1
1
1
Cygnus olor Anatidae
Lesser White-fronted Goose
TM, W
0
0
0
1
Anser erythropus Anatidae
Tufted Duck
W, TM
1
0
1
1
Aythya fuligula Anatidae
Greater White-fronted Goose
TM, W
1
0
1
1
Anser albifrons Anatidae
Northern Pintail
TM, W
1
1
1
1
Anas acuta Anatidae
Eurasian Wigeon
B, TM, W
1
0
1
1
Anas penelope Anatidae
Ferruginous Duck
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Aythya nyroca Anatidae
Red-breasted Goose
TM, W
0
0
0
1
Branta ruficollis Anatidae
Gadwall
B, W
1
1
1
1
Anas strepera Anatidae
Whooper Swan
W, TM
0
0
0
1
Cygnus cygnus Anatidae
Smew
W, TM
0
0
0
1
Mergellus albellus Anatidae
Northern Shoveler
TM, W
1
1
1
1
Anas clypeata Anatidae
Garganey
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Anas querquedula Anatidae
Red-crested Pochard
B, TM, W
1
1
1
0
Netta rufina Anatidae
Great Bittern
B, W
1
1
1
0
Botaurus stellaris Ardeidae
Little Bittern
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Ixobrychus minutus Ardeidae
Gray Heron
B, W, TM
1
1
1
1
Ardea cinerea Ardeidae
Squacco Heron
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Ardeola ralloides Ardeidae
Little Egret
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Egretta garzetta Ardeidae
Black-crowned Night-Heron
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Nycticorax nycticorax Ardeidae
Great Egret
B, W, TM
1
1
1
1
Ardea alba Ardeidae
Purple Heron
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Ardea purpurea Ardeidae
Eurasian Treecreeper
RV, W
1
1
1
1
Certhia familiaris Certhiidae
Little Ringed Plover
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Charadrius dubius Charadriidae
Northern Lapwing
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Vanellus vanellus Charadriidae
White Stork
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Ciconia ciconia Ciconiidae
Black Stork
TM
1
0
1
0
Ciconia nigra Ciconiidae
European Turtle-Dove
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Streptopelia turtur Columbidae
Eurasian Collared-Dove
B, W
1
1
1
1
Streptopelia decaocto Columbidae
Rock Pigeon
B, W
1
1
1
1
Columba livia Columbidae
Stock Dove
TM, W
1
1
1
1
Columba oenas Columbidae
European Roller
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Coracias garrulus Coraciidae
Eurasian Magpie
B, W
1
1
1
1
Pica pica Corvidae
Hooded Crow
B, W
1
1
1
1
Corvus cornix Corvidae
Eurasian Jackdaw
B, W
1
1
1
1
Corvus monedula Corvidae
Eurasian Nutcracker
RV
1
1
1
1
Nucifraga caryocatactes Corvidae
Eurasian Jay
B, W
1
1
1
1
Garrulus glandarius Corvidae
Rook
B, W
1
1
1
1
Corvus frugilegus Corvidae
Ortolan Bunting
RB, TM
1
1
1
0
Emberiza hortulana Emberizidae
Reed Bunting
B, TM, W
1
1
1
1
Emberiza schoeniclus Emberizidae
Eurasian Hobby
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Falco subbuteo Falconidae
Merlin
W, TM
0
0
0
1
Falco columbarius Falconidae
Eurasian Kestrel
B, W, TM
1
1
1
1
Falco tinnunculus Falconidae
Red-footed Falcon
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Falco vespertinus Falconidae
Eurasian Bullfinch
B, W
1
1
1
1
Pyrrhula pyrrhula Fringillidae
European Goldfinch
B, W
1
1
1
1
Carduelis carduelis Fringillidae
European Greenfinch
B, W
1
1
1
1
Chloris chloris Fringillidae
Eurasian Linnet
B, TM, W
1
1
1
1
Carduelis cannabina Fringillidae
Hawfinch
B, W
1
1
1
1
Coccothraustes coccothraustes Fringillidae
Bank Swallow
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Riparia riparia Hirundinidae
Barn Swallow
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Hirundo rustica Hirundinidae
Red-backed Shrike
B, TM
1
1
1
1
Lanius collurio Laniidae
Lesser Gray Shrike
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Lanius minor Laniidae
Northern Shrike
RB, TM,
0
0
0
1
Lanius excubitor Laniidae
Little Gull
TM, W
1
1
1
0
Hydrocoloeus minutus Laridae
Black Tern
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Chlidonias niger Laridae
Great Black-backed Gull
TM, V
1
0
1
1
Larus marinus Laridae
White-winged Tern
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Chlidonias leucopterus Laridae
Lesser Black-backed Gull
TM
1
1
1
0
Larus fuscus Laridae
Mew Gull
W, TM
1
1
0
1
Larus canus Laridae
Whiskered Tern
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Chlidonias hybrida Laridae
Caspian Gull
B, TM, W
1
1
1
1
Larus cachinnans Laridae
Black-headed Gull
B, TM, W
1
1
1
1
Chroicocephalus ridibundus Laridae
Savi's Warbler
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Locustella luscinioides Locustellidae
European Bee-eater
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Merops apiaster Meropidae
Tree Pipit
RB, TM
1
1
1
0
Anthus trivialis Motacillidae
White Wagtail
B, W, TM
1
1
1
1
Motacilla alba Motacillidae
Tawny Pipit
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Anthus campestris Motacillidae
European Robin
B, W
1
1
1
1
Erithacus rubecula Muscicapidae
Pied Wheatear
RB, TM
1
1
1
0
Oenanthe pleschanka Muscicapidae
Black Redstart
B, TM
1
1
1
1
Phoenicurus ochruros Muscicapidae
Thrush Nightingale
RB, TM
1
1
1
0
Luscinia luscinia Muscicapidae
Northern Wheatear
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Oenanthe oenanthe Muscicapidae
Spotted Flycatcher
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Muscicapa striata Muscicapidae
Bluethroat
RB, TM
1
1
1
0
Luscinia svecica Muscicapidae
Red-breasted Flycatcher
TM
1
1
1
0
Ficedula parva Muscicapidae
Whinchat
RB, TM
1
1
1
0
Saxicola rubetra Muscicapidae
European Pied Flycatcher
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Ficedula hypoleuca Muscicapidae
Collared Flycatcher
TM
1
1
1
0
Ficedula albicollis Muscicapidae
Eurasian Golden Oriole
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Oriolus oriolus Oriolidae
Osprey
TM
1
1
1
0
Pandion haliaetus Pandionidae
Bearded Reedling
B, W
1
1
1
1
Panurus biarmicus Panuridae
Great Tit
B, W
1
1
1
1
Parus major Paridae
Eurasian Blue Tit
B, W
1
1
1
1
Cyanistes caeruleus Paridae
House Sparrow
B, W
1
1
1
1
Passer domesticus Passeridae
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
B, W
1
1
1
1
Passer montanus Passeridae
Great White Pelican
B, TM
1
1
1
1
Pelecanus onocrotalus Pelecanidae
Dalmatian Pelican
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Pelecanus crispus Pelecanidae
Pygmy Cormorant
B, TM
1
1
1
1
Phalacrocorax pygmaeus Phalacrocoracidae
Great Cormorant
B, W, TM
1
1
1
1
Phalacrocorax carbo Phalacrocoracidae
Common Quail
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Coturnix coturnix Phasianidae
Ring-necked Pheasant
B, W
1
1
1
1
Phasianus colchicus Phasianidae
Gray Partridge
B, W
1
1
1
1
Perdix perdix Phasianidae
Willow Warbler
RB, TM
1
1
1
0
Phylloscopus trochilus Phylloscopidae
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
B, W
1
1
1
1
Dendrocopos minor Picidae
Eurasian Wryneck
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Jynx torquilla Picidae
Middle Spotted Woodpecker
RB, W
1
1
1
1
Dendrocopos medius Picidae
Black Woodpecker
B, W
1
1
1
1
Dryocopus martius Picidae
Gray-faced Woodpecker
B, W
1
1
1
1
Picus canus Picidae
Red-necked Grebe
RB, TM
1
1
1
0
Podiceps grisegena Podicipedidae
Great Crested Grebe
B, W
1
1
1
1
Podiceps cristatus Podicipedidae
Eared Grebe
B, TM, W
1
1
1
1
Podiceps nigricollis Podicipedidae
Little Grebe
B, W
1
1
1
1
Tachybaptus ruficollis Podicipedidae
Spotted Crake
RB, TM
1
1
1
0
Porzana porzana Rallidae
Eurasian Moorhen
B, W
1
1
1
1
Gallinula chloropus Rallidae
Water Rail
B, TM, W
1
1
1
1
Rallus aquaticus Rallidae
Eurasian Coot
B, W, TM
1
1
1
1
Fulica atra Rallidae
Black-winged Stilt
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Himantopus himantopus Recurvirostridae
Goldcrest
TM, W
1
1
1
1
Regulus regulus Regulidae
Eurasian Penduline-Tit
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Remiz pendulinus Remizidae
Black-tailed Godwit
TM
1
1
1
0
Limosa limosa Scolopacidae
Ruff
TM
1
1
1
0
Philomachus pugnax Scolopacidae
Little Stint
TM, V
1
1
1
0
Calidris minuta Scolopacidae
Bar-tailed Godwit
TM
1
0
1
0
Limosa lapponica Scolopacidae
Spotted Redshank
TM
1
0
1
0
Tringa erythropus Scolopacidae
Dunlin
TM
1
0
1
0
Calidris alpina Scolopacidae
Green Sandpiper
V, TM
1
1
1
0
Tringa ochropus Scolopacidae
Eurasian Woodcock
TM
1
1
1
1
Scolopax rusticola Scolopacidae
Eurasian Curlew
TM
1
1
1
0
Numenius arquata Scolopacidae
Long-eared Owl
B, W
1
1
1
1
Asio otus Strigidae
Short-eared Owl
TM, W
1
1
1
1
Asio flammeus Strigidae
Little Owl
B, W
1
1
1
1
Athene noctua Strigidae
European Starling
B, TM, W
1
1
1
1
Sturnus vulgaris Sturnidae
Rosy Starling
TM, V
0
1
1
0
Pastor roseus Sturnidae
Garden Warbler
TM
1
1
1
0
Sylvia borin Sylviidae
Blackcap
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Sylvia atricapilla Sylviidae
Lesser Whitethroat
TM, RB
1
1
1
0
Sylvia curruca Sylviidae
Barred Warbler
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Sylvia nisoria Sylviidae
Greater Whitethroat
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Sylvia communis Sylviidae
Eurasian Spoonbill
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Platalea leucorodia Threskiornithidae
Glossy Ibis
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Plegadis falcinellus Threskiornithidae
Eurasian Wren
B, W
1
1
1
1
Troglodytes troglodytes Troglodytidae
Eurasian Blackbird
B, W
1
1
1
1
Turdus merula Turdidae
Song Thrush
B, TM
1
1
1
1
Turdus philomelos Turdidae
Eurasian Hoopoe
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Upupa epops Upupidae

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