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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 Lyubchenko in Kyiv on Lake Telbin, 17.02 P. Panchenko noted in the top of the Sukhyi estuary also one individual (not yet published).

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.

Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius)

© Valentyn Pylypyshyn

Kyiv oblast, Kyiv reservoir

Rare vagrant species. 24-th record in Ukraine.

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.

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.

Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus)

© Inna Kyselova


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

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.

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.

Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus)

© Sergii Kaminskyi

Новомосковск Днепропетровская область Украина

The first confirmed observation in Ukraine.

Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca)

© Mykola Moroz


The first observation in Ukraine in the winter.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Eastern Subalpine Warbler (Sylvia cantillans)

© Eleonora Sindeyeva

Dnipro, Peremoga-6, prospekt Geroyiv

A Rarе bird from the Mediterranian area. More than ten observations are known for the south of Ukraine (including unpublished ones). The first observation for the Dnipropetrovsk region.

Eastern Bonelli's Warbler (Phylloscopus orientalis)

© Kostiantyn Pylypiuk

Odesa Region, Ovidiopol District, SW of the Dobrooleksandrivka village

The second observation for the Odesa Region and the second observation in Ukraine (for the taxon Ph.orientalis).

Rustic Bunting (Emberiza rustica)

© Igor Kozytsky

Kharkivs'rf obl., Mala Rohan', Rohanka river

Rare vagrant and wintering visitor. Just over ten observations are known in Ukraine.

Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)

© Maxim Yakovlev

lake Kugurlui, Odessa region

The first registration of species in Ukraine by winter season. The bird was observed by Maksym Yakovlev and Kostiantyn Pylypiuk.

Hume's Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus humei)

© Kostiantyn Pylypiuk


This is the 4th registration in Ukraine and 4th registration for the Odesa region. The 2nd winter observation.

Black-eared Wheatear (Oenanthe hispanica)


Genicheskaya Gorka.

It is a rare vagrant species in Ukraine. There is evidence of nesting of the species in the south of the Crimean peninsula.

Lesser Short-toed Lark (Alaudala heinei)

© Jurii Moskalenko

Yahorlyk Kut peninsula. Kherson region

Gray lark is a species of uncertain status. There is no reliable breeding data for the last 35 years. Single reliable observations available during migration and wintering.

Little Bunting (Emberiza pusilla)

© Jozef Sas

Tyligul, Odesa region

A rare vagrant bird for the fauna of Ukraine. The second reliable observation for the Odessa region and the Northwest Black Sea region. The bird was discovered by Polish animation photographers Józef Szołtun, Krzysztof Merski (aka Josef Sas), Paweł Makarewicz and Witold Lisicki in the lower lane of Tylihulskyi lyman.

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Big Year 2021

1. Yuriy Kodrul (304)
2. Andrey Mis\'kov (257)
4. Dmytro Petrychenko (241)
5. Kostiantyn Pylypiuk (241)
6. Natalia Honcharyk (233)
7. Vlad Gedziuk (230)
8. Yevgen Chernolyev (229)
9. Roman Yaremchuk (204)
10. Sergo Travelian (204)

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