Black-Winged kite(Akçaylak), one of the rare birds in Western Armenia, was first spotted in Van by a photographer. Thus, a new bird species was discovered in Lake Van.

Black-Winged kite(Elanus caeruleus) is a species of predator. It hunts during the day and builds its nest on trees. Occurs in temperate zones around the world. It is found in the southern parts in our country.