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First records of Little Bunting published in Sandgrouse

Text & Photos © Pia Fetting The first records of Little Bunting for Azerbaijan were recently published in the Sandgrouse magazine of the Ornithological Society of the Middle East: Fetting P & Buddemeier J (2021) First records of Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla for Azerbaijan. Sandgrouse 43(1): 146-150. https://osme.org/sandgrouse/ Summary: During a comprehensive survey of migratory birds at… Continue reading First records of Little Bunting published in Sandgrouse

Possible new species to Azerbaijan: Caucasian Dunnock

A recently published paper suggests species level for the Caucasian subspecies Prunella modularis obscura, which is currently treated as subspecies: Pavia M, Drovetski SV, Boano G, Conway KW, Pellegrino I, Voelker G (2021) Elevation of two subspecies of Dunnock Prunella modularis to species rank. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club, 141(2):199-210. https://bioone.org/journals/bulletin-of-the-british-ornithologists-club/volume-141/issue-2/bboc.v141i2.2021.a10/Elevation-of-two-subspecies-of-Dunnock-Prunella-modularis-to-species/10.25226/bboc.v141i2.2021.a10.full?fbclid=IwAR2LIl2F3G_JrkKZwM2GJD1saGxI-we2fdffGxBVN3LkkrEBhtnN4oeImYA Abstract The Western… Continue reading Possible new species to Azerbaijan: Caucasian Dunnock

OSME Winter Meeting

On 23 January 2021 the Ornithological Society of the Middle East (OSME) held their first Online Winter Meeting live via Zoom. The OSME Youth Fund Development Officer, Tomas Haraldsson, highlights the bird camps at Besh Barmag in Azerbaijan as a great tool to motivate young naturalists for nature conservation. In case you missed the live… Continue reading OSME Winter Meeting

Article about Azerbaijan’s first Black-winged Kite in Sandgrouse

In the recent Sandgrouse issue by the Ornithological Society of the Middle East you will find a detailed describtion of Azerbaijan’s first Black-winged Kite observation. Check out: Resulzade, H.S. (2020) Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus, a new species for Azerbaijan and the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. Sandgrouse 42(2): 302–304. https://birdingazerbaijan.org/2020/02/10/azerbaijans-first-record-of-black-shouldered-kite/

OSME Summer Meeting 2020

The annual summer meeting of the Ornithological Society of the Middle East was held online due to the ongoing COVID19-pandemic. Zülfü Fərəcli, a keen young birder from Nakhichevan, gave an inspiring talk about ‘Developing the next generation of birders in Azerbaijan’. Have a look at the video below! More details:

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