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found 4 new species in Ukraine


new species for Ukraine found by project participants

4. Iceland Gull

Larus glaucoides

© Oleksandr Burkovsky | 2021-12-03 |

Vary Rare vagrant species in East Europe. The first record in Ukraine.

3. Black-throated Accentor

Prunella atrogularis

© Aleksandr Arhipov | 2021-12-03 | Kuchurhan, Odesa district

Black-throated Accentor is a new species in the fauna of Ukraine. It is a rare vagrant species in Europe, most observed during the autumn migration. This year, three observations on Europe in general, in particular, the first record for the country also in Poland.

2. Long-billed Dowitcher

Limnodromus scolopaceus

© Yuriy Kodrul | 2021-05-07 | 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!

1. Amur Falcon

Falco amurensis

© Maria-Adel Bradbeer | 2020-08-04 | Dnipro

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.

Big Year 2023

1. Egor Loboda (185)
3. Ihor Vietokhin (162)
4. Inna Kyselova (148)
5. Irina Ortik (147)
6. Denys Davydov (146)
7. Alex Komarovskiy (144)
8. Maya Studzinska (124)
9. Dmytro Petrychenko (116)
10. Artem Skiter (112)

rare birds records

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)

© Alex Komarovskiy

Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis)

© Oleksandr Burkovsky

A rare vagrant, formerly nesting species of southern Ukraine. The first observation in Odesa region in decades and the first photo from its territory.

Turkestan Short-toed Lark (Alaudala heinei)

© Oleksandr Burkovsky

Rare vagrant and wintering species. There is no reliable information on nesting in the last 10 years. At the same time the species is also observed in Bulgaria and Cyprus. The first confirmed record in Odesa region.

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus)

© Yuriy Kodrul
Odessa Oblast

The rare wintering species. Young individuals are more common.

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recent video

2023-05-19. Eurasian Jay (Stanislavs Gr).

2023-05-17. Eurasian Penduline Tit (Stanislavs Gr).

2023-05-11. Collared Flycatcher (Stanislavs Gr).

2023-05-09. European Golden Oriole (Stanislavs Gr).

2023-05-05. Collared Flycatcher (Stanislavs Gr).

2023-05-01. Great White Egret (Oksana Makhovska), Common Kingfisher (Oksana Makhovska), Eurasian Dipper (Oksana Makhovska).

2023-04-22. Common Chiffchaff (Stanislavs Gr).

2023-02-25. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Stanislavs Gr).

2023-01-04. Sky Lark (Andrew Simon).

2022-04-04. White Wagtail (Stanislavs Gr).

2022-01-30. Horned Lark (Valerii Knysh).

2022-01-29. Black Woodpecker (David Golodetsky).

2022-01-04. Eurasian Bittern (David Golodetsky).

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