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rare birds records

White-winged Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera)

© Viktorija Ostrovska

2008-12-27
Berezne, Rivne region




Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus)

© Olexandr Ghryb

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



A rare type of vagrants. Possibly it is the first meeting with this specie in Zhytomyr region.

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)

© Maxim Yakovlev

2017-05-26
Vulkovo



A rare type of vagrants. It is known about a dozen meetings of this specie in the country for all time of observation.

Mediterranean Gull (Larus 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 meeting with Black-legged Kittiwake in the continental part of Ukraine. The bird was founded by Pol Bredbier and Olexandr Nastachenko 2017 January, 05. The second meeting with Black-legged Kittiwake in the Dnipropetrovsk region.

White-winged Lark (Melanocorypha leucoptera)

© Alexander Nastachenko

2014-12-07
Bulakhivka lyman lake



A rare stray specie. Perhaps the first photographic images of the species in Ukraine.

Sociable Lapwing (Chettusia gregaria)

© Alexander Nastachenko

2016-09-11
Poltava region



very rare record

Pallas's Warbler (Phylloscopus proregulus)

© Pavel Panchenko

2016-10-21
Odesa



very rare record

Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis)

© Olexandr Ghryb

2016-04-16
Zhitomirska obl., Chudnivski r-n



Very rare flying specie. It is known only some tenth of registration in Ukraine.

Greater Sand Plover (Charadrius leschenaultii)

© Yuriy Kodrul

2016-07-14
Odessa



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

Black-headed Bunting (Emberiza melanocephala)

© Oksana Raldugina

2016-05-08
Morskoe



Rare flying-pass specie. The first meeting in the Mykolaiv region.

Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus)

© Viktor Busel

2016-05-05



The first known meeting with Dalmatian Pelican on the Kahovka reservoir.

Red-rumped Swallow (Hirundo daurica)

© Maxim Yakovlev

2016-04-15
Odessa



The second record in region of Azov Sea - Black Sea. Also the second records in Ukraine excluding Zmeiny island and Crimea where this species nests recent years. Rare pass migrant in Odesskaya oblast. Most of migrating birds are not recorded, in consideration of many spring records in Zmeiny.

Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus)

© Andrew Simon

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



One bird was recorded on the roadside of highway Kiev-Odessa in the flock of Yellowhammers.

Masked Shrike (Lanius nubicus)

© Dmitry Kivganov

2004-05-08
Zmiiniy Island



The only registration of the Masked Shrike in Ukraine on the Zmeinij island.

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)

© Viktor Moroz

2016-01-15
Kiev



The third registration in Kyiv region.

Yellow-headed Wegtail (Motacilla lutea)

© Maxim Yakovlev

2007-04-27
Odessa



The first meeting with Yellow-headed Wegtail in Ukraine.

Rueppell's Warbler (Sylvia rueppelli)

© Maxim Yakovlev

2006-04-07
Odessa



The second meeting with Rueppell's Warbler in Ukraine.

Dusky Warbler (Phylloscopus fuscatus)

© Oleg Formanyuk

2008-10-01
Zmeiny island



The first meeting with Dusky Warbler in Ukraine.

Sardinian Warbler (Sylvia melanocephala)

© Oleg Formanyuk

2013-03-07
Yuzhny, Odesska oblast.



This is the third or the fourth meeting with Sardinian Warbler in Ukraine.

Buff-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus humei)

© Oleg Formanyuk

2008-10-20
Zmeiny island



The second meeting with Buff-browed Warbler in Ukraine.

Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus)

© Petro Hryniuk

2015-10-04



The first meeting with Pygmy Cormorant in Rivne region. It can be observable during migrations in the West Ukraine. Breeding in the Azov-Black See region in the deltas of big rivers.

 Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus)

© Victor Kalinskiy

2014-10-15
Zhitomir oblast. Novgorod-Volonsky raion



The first meeting with Yellow-browed Warbler in Zhytomyr region and on North of Ukraine in general. The fifth meeting for continental Ukraine (including Crimea). It is rare but regular during migrations on island Zmijiniy.

Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus)

© Sergey Ryzhkov

2015-09-08
Kinburnska Kosa



The meeting of Dalmatian Pelican is very rare outside of the Danube Delta and Crooked braids. Till now only some such observations are known.

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)

© Yuriy Kodrul

2014-11-28
Koblevo



One of the tenth meetings of Great black-backed gull in Ukraine

Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)

© Yuriy Kodrul

2014-04-23
Tiligul frith, near Kobelevo



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Great Spotted Cuckoo (Clamator glandarius)

© Uri Muhin

2015-08-03
Utlyuksky estuary



The fourth registration of Great Spotted Cuckoo in Ukraine and the second registration for this year (2015).

Red Kite (Milvus milvus)

© Konstantin Pismennyi

2015-05-17
Kiev, surrounding forests



The first prooved meeting with red kite in Ukraine for the last 50-60 years.

Great Spotted Cuckoo (Clamator glandarius)

© Viacheslav Kaistro

2015-05-16
Arbatskaya Strelka



The third registration of Great Spotted Cuckoo in Ukraine.

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)

© Uri Muhin

2013-11-08
Dnipropetrovsk



Aerial Kittiwakes on the continent are extremely rare. This bird was found by Paul Bredbier and Aleksandr Nastachenko in Dnepropetrovsk on November 8, 2013. Details about the meeting of the kittiwake before this case we are not know yet.

Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)

© Vitalii Kazannyk

2015-05-12
Yahotyn



The first meeting with Squacco Heron in Kyiv region at spring.

Paddyfield Warbler (Acrocephalus agricola)

© Andrew Simon

2014-08-31
Yahotyn



The first meeting with Paddyfield Warbler in Kyiv region.


Big Year 2017

1. Oksana Raldugina (247)
2. Alex Komarovskiy (211)
3. Viacheslav Kaistro (209)
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unidentified birds


2017-07-26

Андрій Сімон: Похоже, нужно взглянуть в определитель. Но намек понял. Спасибо!

2017-07-26

Oleg F.: 2су хохотунья, светлая с огромным клювом.

2017-07-26

Oleg F.: михахелис 2су - двухцветный клюв и характерная окраска на нижних кроющих крыла.

2017-06-20

Станіслав Гр: Чайка средиземноморская, это крупная птица с длиной тела до 52—58 см, её размах крыльев достигает 120—140 см, с прямым, сжатым по бокам жёлтым
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2016-05-11

Оксана Ралдугина: Везет мне на гибридных чаек :-).

2016-04-23

Микола Скирпан: Дмитро, то в залежності яка ситуація, кібчик також може ганяти птахів більших за розмірами.

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