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Best photos of the month, August 2021.

Eurasian Bittern | Andrey Mis\'kov | 8

White-Backed Woodpecker | Vasil Bodnar | 5

Black Stork | Vasil Bodnar | 4

rare birds records


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!


Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)

© Andrey Mis\'kov
2021-05-03

Few observations of the species in Ukraine are known, mainly during autumn migration. The difficulty of detection is due to the fact that the birds are kept on the high seas. The second record at the Tylihul estuary.


White-tailed Lapwing (Vanellus leucurus)

© Yevgen Chernolyev
2021-05-09
Odesa oblast

A low quantitative, periodically nesting species. 2 consecutive observations in the south of Ukraine: the first bird was found in the evening of May 8 by Yuriy Kodrul and Mykola Zmievsky in the Shpindiyarsky Pod in the Kherson region. The next morning, another bird was seen by Oleksiy Zolotov in the lower reaches of the Tylihul estuary.


Alpine Swift (Apus melba)

© Igor Kozytsky
2021-04-17
Ukraine, Kharkiv

Potentially the first observation in a Kharkiv Region.

unidentified birds


2021-08-02

Андрiй Раджабов: після дискусії в фб - можна видаляти, адже точно визначити неможливо

2021-07-06

Альона Фоміна: Це обоє лісові щеврики?

more unidentified birds...