Since its discovery in 2007 and subsequent scientific description, the Besh Barmag bird migration bottleneck has become a focal point for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts. Situated between the Greater Caucasus and the Caspian shore, this location attracts large numbers of migratory birds. The first bird tourists arrived in 2014, and subsequent years saw several Bird Camps for young people.
In autumn 2017, a short-term pilot count involving local and international counters was conducted, followed by the first full-season count in 2018. This count, carried out by an amazing team of counters, yielded valuable data from a previously little-known region. After a too long pause, a successful restart of the count took place in autumn 2022, furthering the development of a bird observatory and sanctuary in the region.
Over the past 15 years, many individuals have contributed to the development of this remarkable location, as depicted in the accompanying pictures.
If you are interested in being part of this development, we invite you to join our team of counters! The Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count is still seeking counters, preferably in October and November.
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