BBBMC, Besh Barmag, bird migration, count2022

Start of the Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count 2022

After so many years of waiting we are now happy to share the count results of the first day at Besh Barmag bottleneck:

Despite the very high temperatures of around 40°C Gabi and Elvin did a great job and logged migrating Slender-billed Gulls, Gull-billed Terns, Blue-cheeked Bee-eaters, Rosy Starlings, Citrine Wagtails and a single Common Rosefinch totalling almost 5.000 individuals. Both guys will be the count coordinators for this autumn and more than 20 international volunteers will join them in the upcoming three months. Follow the daily results on, Facebook or the next blog posts.

We thank Elvin/Camping Azerbaijan for taking over the local coordination and OSME for funding this amazing project.

Sunrise above the Caspian Sea © Elvin Məmmədsoy
Good to be back. Gabi at the new counting station and the holy mountain in the background © Elvin Məmmədsoy
Good overview © Elvin Məmmədsoy
Elvin (Camping Azerbaijan) and Gabi are the count coordinators in 2022 © Elvin Məmmədsoy
Sea watching from the roof top at the accomodation in Zarat © Elvin Məmmədsoy

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