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Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)

© Olexandr Riznyk

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

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


Rare vagrant

Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis)

© Oleksandr Burkovsky


A rare vagrant, formerly nesting species of southern Ukraine. The first observation in Odesa region in decades and the first photo from its territory.

Turkestan Short-toed Lark (Alaudala heinei)

© Oleksandr Burkovsky


Rare vagrant and wintering species. There is no reliable information on nesting in the last 10 years. At the same time the species is also observed in Bulgaria and Cyprus. The first confirmed record in Odesa region.

Black-throated Accentor (Prunella atrogularis)

© Aleksandr Arhipov

Kuchurhan, Odesa district

Black-throated Accentor is a new species in the fauna of Ukraine. It is a rare vagrant species in Europe, most observed during the autumn migration. This year, three observations on Europe in general, in particular, the first record for the country also in Poland.

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus)

© Yuriy Kodrul

Odessa Oblast

The rare wintering species. Young individuals are more common.

Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides)

© Oleksandr Burkovsky


Very rare vagrant species in East Europe. The first record in Ukraine.

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)


Kiev region

Rare migratory and wintering species. The second observation this year: on February 13, one bird was photographed by Serhiy Liubchenko in Kyiv on Lake Telbin, in the Odesa region 17.02 P. Panchenko noted in the top of the Sukhyi estuary also one individual (not yet published), 29.12 one bird was photographed near the village Velykyi Dalnyk near the Odesa city dump(K. Pylypiuk and S. Kovaliov).

Siberian Accentor (Prunella montanella)

© Aleksandr Arhipov

Rybalske, Odesa district

A rare vagrant species. It was last observed in 2016 during the invasion of northern Europe. The 7th confirmed registration in Ukraine and the First in Odesa region.

Black-eared Wheatear (Oenanthe hispanica)

© Yuliia Yurchenko


A rare vagrant species. It is periodically observed during spring migration, mostly near the coast.

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)


Kiev region

A Rare migratory bird. Second observation in this year.

Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)

© Dmytro Komarovskyi


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

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, one female was photographed by O. Burkovsky and R. Yaremchuk near the village of Port in the Odesa region.

Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius)

© Valentyn Pylypyshyn

Kyiv oblast, Kyiv reservoir

Rare vagrant species. 24-th record in Ukraine.

Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus)

© Inna Kyselova


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

Black-winged Pratincole (Glareola nordmanni)

© Andrey Mis\'kov


Rare migratory, in the past nesting species. In 2020, several observers also noted these birds in the Kherson region. 25.08.21 and 28.08.21 at least 18 more birds on the lowering near the village Novomykhailivka, Kherson region were observed by Yuriy Kodrul, Vladislav Gedzuk and Konstantin Pylipyuk - potentially the largest number of simultaneously observed individuals of the species for the last 20 years.

Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus)

© Yuriy Kodrul

Kherson Oblast, Shpindiyar lowering

Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus) is a new species in the avifauna of Ukraine. Yuriy Kodrul and Mykola Zmievsky saw the bird in the Shpyndiyar pod ("pod" - gently sloping closed drainless lowering of the relief) in the Kherson region. This North American sandpiper lasted in the place of observation until May 12. O. Sapuga, O. Komarovsky and V. Rudenko also managed to see it. Congrats!

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)

© Andrey Mis\'kov


Few observations of the species in Ukraine are known, mainly during autumn migration. The difficulty of detection is due to the fact that the birds are kept on the high seas. The second record at the Tylihul estuary.

White-tailed Lapwing (Vanellus leucurus)

© Yevgen Chernolyev

Odesa oblast

A low quantitative, periodically nesting species. 2 consecutive observations in the south of Ukraine: the first bird was found in the evening of May 8 by Yuriy Kodrul and Mykola Zmievsky in the Shpindiyarsky Pod in the Kherson region. The next morning, another bird was seen by Oleksiy Zolotov in the lower reaches of the Tylihul estuary.

Alpine Swift (Apus melba)

© Igor Kozytsky

Ukraine, Kharkiv

Potentially the first observation in a Kharkiv Region.

Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus)

© Kostiantyn Pylypiuk

Kuyalnytsky estuary, Odesa region

Few irregular wintering species in the Azov-Black Sea region. The third observation at the Kuialnytskyi lyman.

Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus)

© Sergii Kaminskyi

Новомосковск Днепропетровская область Украина

The first confirmed observation in Ukraine.

Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)

© Oleksander Oliinyk


Probably the first winter observation outside the Azov-Black Sea region, where the species regularly winters mainly in the deltas of large rivers. 2 birds have been observed in Poltava since December 23.

Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca)

© Mykola Moroz


The first observation in Ukraine in the winter.

Great Skua (Stercorarius skua)

© Sergo Travelian

Kyiv Reservoir

The first photo of the species in Ukraine, the second observation for the Kyiv region and the sixth in the country as a whole.

Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius)

© Yevgen Chernolyev


A rare vagrant species. This autumn it was observed twice in Odesa region: on October 17 on Luzanivsky beach in Odesa by Yevhen Chernolev, on November 1 in the lower part of the Tнligul estuary, the bird was found by Olena Fomina. 22nd and 23rd observations of the species in Ukraine.

Pallas's Warbler (Phylloscopus proregulus)

© Yuriy Kodrul

Odessa Oblast, city of Chornomorsk

A rare vagrant species. Observations are known on Zmiiny Island in the 1980s and 2008, and in Odesa in 2016.<br>The bird was found by K. Pylypiuk.

Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni)

© Yuriy Kodrul

Kherson Oblast

A rare migratory species in Ukraine, in the Crimea it nests irregularly. The second registration in Ukraine during the year (the first meeting on 15.08.2020, one bird was observed by M. Sakh near the village of Kyrylivka, Zaporizhia region).

 Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus)

© Kostiantyn Pylypiuk


Regular vagrant species. At least 20 registrations are known, mostly from Odesa region. This year 10 observations: in Odesa region - on September 26 near the village of Chabanka (P. Panchenko), on September 27 in Bilyaivsky forestry near the village of Troitske and on October 3 in the town of Chornomorsk (K. Pylypyuk), on October 7 in the village of Nadlymanske (K. Pylypyuk and Y. Kodrul) October 18 in Odessa (O. Burkovsky); October 4 in the Dnipropetrovsk region in the Samara forest (O. Nastachenko); in the Mykolayiv region on October 10-11 and October 18 in the village of Chornomorka (probably the same bird) and on October 19 near the town of Ochakiv - K. Redinov

Black-winged Pratincole (Glareola nordmanni)

© Yevgen Chernolyev

Kherson oblast

Rare vagrant. During August 2020, several observers were noted in the Kherson region. The first observation on August 9, 2020 by Oleksandr Burkovsky, Yevhen Chernolyev, Tetiana Chernolyeva and Nicola Zmievskiy.

Amur Falcon (Falco amurensis)

© Maria-Adel Bradbeer


The first observation for Ukraine and yhe 17-th for Western Palearctic. The Bird was photographed by Maria-Adel Bradbeer over the city of Dnipro.

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus)

© Marach Igor


The fifth confirmed observation in Ukraine and the second in a row in the Kyiv region (the previous one took place on November 15, 2019 at the Kyiv reservoir).

Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus)

© Andrey Mis\'kov


Rare vagrant. Over the last 10 years, it has been observed in Odesa, Sumy, Dnipropetrovsk, Cherkasy regions and the Crimea.

Spur-winged Lapwing (Vanellus spinosus)

© Maxim Yakovlev

Lake Katlabuh, Odessa region

Rare vagrant species. The Third observation in Ukraine and the third within the Odesa region. Previous observations took place in 1837 and 2019. The Bird was found by M. Yakovlev and O. Haidash.

Greenish Warbler (Phylloscopus trochiloides)

© Pavel Panchenko

Odesa region, Yuzhy tawn.

A rare migratory bird in the south of Ukraine. The first observation in Odesa region.

Siberian Stonechat (Saxicola maurus)

© Nikola Zmievskiy

Berislav district. Kherson region.

The Westernmost observation and the first on the territory of the Right Bank steppe in the nesting season, a brood was observed. Actively settles in the western direction, the nearest known places of regular nesting are in the south of the Kherson region.

Blyth's Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus dumetorum)

© Natalia Honcharyk


Rare migratory and nesting bird in northern Ukraine. The third observation in 2020 for the country and the first from Kyiv region (also observed by V. Kazannyk in Sumy region and I. Kozytsky in Kharkiv region).

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)

© Family Kuzhel

Heorhiivka, Donetsk obl.

Vagrant species, a known case of nesting in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. From 2018 on the mainland the species is observed annually.

Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)

© Yevgen Chernolyev

Odesa oblast

Rare vagrant species. The first observation at the Tylihulskyi lyman. A flock of 5 birds was observed by Pavlo Panchenko near the village of Koshary on May 3. On May 2, Dmytro Milyutin photographed another flock of 16 birds near the village of Kayiry.

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unidentified birds


Олег Марцун: Без сумніву)))


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


Єгор Лобода: Переношу на визначення. На 'western palearctic gulls' припускають що це гібрид або скельний.


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