rare birds records
Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)
© Andrey Mis\'kov
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
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
Potentially the first observation in a Kharkiv Region.
Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus)
© Kostiantyn Pylypiuk
Kuyalnytsky estuary, Odesa region
Few irregular wintering species in the Azov-Black Sea region. The third observation at the Kuialnytskyi lyman.