rare birds records
Black-winged Pratincole (Glareola nordmanni)
© Yevgen Chernolyev
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.
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus)
© Marach Igor
The fifth confirmed observation for 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 decade, 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.