Photos © Christoph Himmel, Leyla Muslim In the last two weeks we’ve been joined by various visitors including from schools and nature tour operators exploring Azerbaijan. There has been an astonishing migration of little bustards with nearly 30k individuals counted to date and an unparalleled waterfowl migration for the Western Palearctic. The icing on the… Continue reading November at the Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count
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Photos © Christoph Himmel Have you ever seen huge flocks of Little Bustards on migration? One of the many highlights at the Besh Barmag bird migration bottleneck is the passage of thousands of Little Bustards. On 6 November 2022 the team at the counting station observed no less than 11’569 individuals followed by 2419 individuals… Continue reading Start of Little Bustard migration at Besh Barmag bottleneck
October report from the Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count by Gabi Caucal A little late this year (616 Calandra Larks on October 9 against 31,209 individuals on the same date in 2018), the larks began to show up in large numbers from the second half of October, with notably 4588 Calandra Larks on the 15th… Continue reading October, the month of diversity!
An article about birdwatching in Azerbaijan in the Forbes magazine: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jaredranahan/2022/10/24/azerbaijan-eurasias-most-underrated-destination-for-birdwatching/
Photos © Shahin Garayev, Elvin Məmmədsoy, Michael Heiß What a lovely weekend at the counting station of the Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count! On Saturday and Sunday the counters were joined by two groups of visitors from Baku. Together they enjoyed birdwatching and freshly brewed tea from the samovar. The many kids got a small… Continue reading Visitors at the Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count
Photos © Elvin Məmmədsoy In the afternoon of 1 October 2022 some team members of the Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count headed north to search for a satellite-tagged Sociable Lapwing from Kazakhstan. A tagged bird was reported by the Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK) very close to their counting station. After some… Continue reading Tagged Sociable Lapwing found near Shabran
Photo & Text © Michael Heiß Bird migration count until darkness at Besh Barmag bottleneck. On a very few days in autumn you can witness the onset of nocturnal bittern migration. In the evening of 10 October 2022 34 Great Bittern, 50 Little Bittern and a few Grey and Purple Heron suddenly popped up and… Continue reading Great movements of herons on 10 October 2022 at Besh Barmag
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