rare birds records
Rustic Bunting (Emberiza rustica)
© Igor Kozytsky
Kharkivs'rf obl., Mala Rohan', Rohanka river
Rare migratory 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 specie in Ukraine by winter season. The bird was observed by Maksym Yakovlev and Kostiantyn Pylypiuk.
Buff-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus humei)
© Kostiantyn Pylypiuk
This is the 4th registration for Ukraine and 4th registration for the Odesa region. The 2nd winter observation.
Black-eared Wheatear (Oenanthe hispanica)
© OLENA FOMINA
It is a rare flying sight in Ukraine. There is evidence of nesting of the species in the south of the Crimean peninsula.
Lesser Short-toed Lark (Calandrella rufescens)
© 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 meetings available during migration and wintering. This is probably the first photograph of this species in Ukraine.
Little Bunting (Emberiza pusilla)
© Jozef Sas
Tyligul, Odesa region
A rare flying bird for the fauna of Ukraine. The second reliable meeting 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 Tyligul estuary.
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus)
© Alexey Zolotov
The 4th registration for Ukraine and the first registration for the Kyiv region took place at the Kiev Reservoir. The bird was discovered by Alexey Zolotov and Alexey Komarovsky.
Moustached Warbler (Lusciniola melanopogon)
© Family Kuzhel
Heorhiivka Donetsk obl.
The first meeting in the Left-Bank Ukraine.
Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius)
© Sergo Travelian
The second record for this year in Ukraine. Juvenile individual was photographed at Telbin Lake, Kyiv (North Ukraine) on 14.10.2019. This is the 21th registration for Ukraine and this is the first registration for the Kyiv region.
Red-rumped Swallow (Hirundo daurica)
© Kostiantyn Pylypiuk
The third meeting for the Azov-Black Sea region and Ukraine at all, with the exception of Island Zmijinyi and Crimean Peninsula, where this species is now nesting.
2020-03-31. Goldcrest (Yakov Stepanov).
2020-01-16. Long-eared Owl (Yakov Stepanov).
2020-01-06. Grey-Headed Woodpecker (Nikola Zmievskiy), Spotted Flycatcher (Nikola Zmievskiy), Long-tailed Tit (Nikola Zmievskiy).
2019-10-09. Wood Sandpiper (Nikola Zmievskiy), Yellow Wagtail (Nikola Zmievskiy), Black-headed Wagtail (Nikola Zmievskiy), Grey Wagtail (Nikola Zmievskiy), Tawny Pipit (Nikola Zmievskiy), Lesser Grey Shrike (Nikola Zmievskiy), Common Whitethroat (Nikola Zmievskiy), Blue Tit (Nikola Zmievskiy), Eurasian Penduline Tit (Nikola Zmievskiy).
2019-08-17. Common Chaffinch (Stanislavs Gr).