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Hume's Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus humei)

© Kostiantyn Pylypiuk

2020-02-05



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

Black-eared Wheatear (Oenanthe hispanica)

© OLENA FOMINA

2019-05-11
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.

Turkestan Short-toed Lark (Alaudala heinei)

© Jurii Moskalenko

2019-11-26
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

2019-09-22
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.

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus)

© Alexey Zolotov

2019-11-15
Kyiv



The 4th confirmed registration in Ukraine and the first for the Kyiv region took place at the Kyiv Reservoir. The bird was discovered by Oleksiy Zolotov, Oleksiy Komarovskyi and Vakhtang Kipiani.

Moustached Warbler (Lusciniola melanopogon)

© Family Kuzhel

2019-07-13
Heorhiivka Donetsk obl.



The first prooved observation in the Left-Bank Ukraine.

Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius)

© Sergo Travelian

2019-10-14
Kyiv



The second record for 2019 year in Ukraine. Juvenile individual was photographed at Telbin Lake, Kyiv (North Ukraine) on October, 14. This is the 21th registration for Ukraine and this is the first registration for the Kyiv region. The first bird this year was observed on August 22, in the lower part of the Tylihulskyi lyman by P. Panchenko and O. Formaniuk.

Red-rumped Swallow (Cecropis daurica)

© Kostiantyn Pylypiuk

2019-04-26



The third observation for the Azov-Black Sea region and Ukraine at all, with the exception of Zmijinyi Island and Crimean Peninsula, where this species is now nesting.

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)

© Vladimir Popenko

2019-04-30



A rare vagrant species. In total, about ten observations are known for the country. <br>Since 2018 it is observed annually.

Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)

© Kostiantyn Pylypiuk

2019-04-28



In general, a rare bird for the country. Observed during spring migrations in the North-Western Black Sea coast.

Spur-winged Lapwing (Vanellus spinosus)

© Yevgen Chernolyev

2019-04-07
Odesa oblast



Second registration in Ukraine. The first observation dates back to 1837, also near Odessa. The bird was observed by Tetiana Zhezheria, Oleg Chernolyev, Oleksandr Burkovsky and Eugene Chernolyev.<br>The first photo of the species in Ukraine.

Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca)

© Andrew Simon

2019-02-11
Novochornomoria, Kherson region



Rare wintering specie in the southern Ukraine.

Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

© Andrew Simon

2019-02-11
Novochornomoria, Kherson region



Rare wintering specie in the southern Ukraine.

Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus)

© Inna Kyselova

2019-01-13



Rare wintering specie in Kyiv region.

Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica)

© Oleg Martsun

2018-12-23



Rare wintering specie in the northern regions of the country.

Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)

© Ivan Lavrenchuk

2018-03-04
Novograd-Volynski



The first fact of bird wintering in the North Ukraine.

Rock Bunting (Emberiza cia)

© Evgeniy Man

2018-01-08



One of the few registrations of the species in Ukraine. The birds wintered in Uzhhorod.

Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)

© Vlad Gedziuk

2018-01-14
Ozero Basiv Kut m.Rivne



Rare specie in winter in the region.

Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)

© Olexandr Ghryb

2018-02-10
Zhytomyr region, Romaniv district, village Myropil



May be it is first wintering bird of this specie in the region and one of some registration in winter for the North Ukraine.

Common Stonechat (Saxicola torquata)

© Olexandr Ghryb

2018-02-11
Zhytomyr region, Romaniv district, village Myropil



First observation with this species in winter far from Azov-Black See region on North.

White-winged Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera)

© Viktorija Ostrovska

2008-12-27
Berezne, Rivne region



A rare vagrant bird. It was registered mainly in the northwestern part of the country. It is known only a few observations.

Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)

© Viacheslav Kaistro

2017-09-11



Rare vagrant bird on the territory of Ukraine. In recent decades, the frequency of registrations has increased - since the beginning of the century, more than 20 registrations of species in the country. The closest known breeding grounds are in Turkey.

Mediterranean Gull (Ichthyaetus melanocephalus)

© Alexey Zolotov

2017-09-07
Kyiv



A rare vagrant species in the nothern regions of Ukraine.

Mediterranean Gull (Ichthyaetus melanocephalus)

© Olexandr Ghryb

2015-08-26
Zhytomyr region, Chudniv district, near the village of Krasnohirka



Rare vagrant species. Possibly it is the first observation of this species in Zhytomyr region.

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)

© Maxim Yakovlev

2017-05-26
Vulkovo



A rare vagrant bird. It is known about a 10 observations of this specie in the country at the time of publication .

Mediterranean Gull (Ichthyaetus melanocephalus)

© Vlad Gedziuk

2017-06-05
Rivnenske smitiezvalische



The first registration of this specie in Rivne region.

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus)

© Alexander Nastachenko

2016-12-11
Dniprodzerzhinsk HPS



Rear vagrant to Ukraine. One bird was found in Dniprodzerzhins'k on hydroelectric dam.

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)

© Alexander Nastachenko

2017-01-05
Dnipropetrovsk



The first whinter observation of Black-legged Kittiwake in the continental part of Ukraine. The bird was founded by Pol Bredbier and Olexandr Nastachenko 2017 January, 05. The second observation with Black-legged Kittiwake in the Dnipropetrovsk region.

White-winged Lark (Alauda leucoptera)

© Alexander Nastachenko

2014-12-07
Bulakhivka lyman lake



Rare vagrant species in winter. Probably the first photo-fixation of the species in Ukraine.

Sociable Lapwing (Vanellus gregarius)

© Alexander Nastachenko

2016-09-11
Poltava region



A rare vagrant species. At least two more observations are known - in the Black Sea Reserve and in the Dnipropetrovsk region.

Pallas's Warbler (Phylloscopus proregulus)

© Pavel Panchenko

2016-10-21
Odesa



A rare vagrant species. The first records in Ukraine outside the Zmiinyi island

Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis)

© Olexandr Ghryb

2016-04-16
Zhytomyr region, Chudniv district, vіllage Karpivci



Very rare migratory species. Several dozen registrations are known for the country as a whole.

Greater Sand Plover (Charadrius leschenaultii)

© Yuriy Kodrul

2016-07-14
Odesa



This bird was firstly seen by Oleg Formanyuk and Pavel Panchenko on July 07, 2016. It is the fourth observation of this species in Ukraine.

Black-headed Bunting (Emberiza melanocephala)

© Oksana Raldugina

2016-05-08
Morskoe



Rare migratory species. The first observation in the Mykolaiv region.

Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus)

© Viktor Busel

2016-05-05



The first known observation of Dalmatian Pelican on the Kahovka reservoir.

Red-rumped Swallow (Cecropis daurica)

© Maxim Yakovlev

2016-04-15
Odessa



The second record in region of Azov Sea - Black Sea. Also the second records in Ukraine excluding Zmiinyi island and Crimea where this species nests recent years. Rare regular migrant in Odesa region. Most of the migrating birds pass by observers, especially given the number of swallows observed in the spring on Zmiinyi Island

Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus)

© Andrew Simon

2016-01-26
121 km of the Kyiv-Odesa Highway



Regular wintering species. The complexity of detection is due to the specificity of winter habitats. One bird was observed on the side of the Kyiv-Odesa highway in a flock with Yellowhammers.

Masked Shrike (Lanius nubicus)

© Dmitry Kivganov

2004-05-08
Zmiiniy Island



The first registration of the Masked Shrike in Ukraine on the Zmiinyi island.

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)

© Viktor Moroz

2016-01-15
Kiev



The third registration in Kyiv region.

Yellow-headed Wagtail (Motacilla lutea)

© Maxim Yakovlev

2007-04-27
Odessa



The first observation of the Yellow-headed Wegtail in Ukraine.


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