We are a small group of birders regularly visiting Azerbaijan since 2004. Initially, few of us came as students from Greifswald University (Germany) to conduct the fieldwork for our theses in the wake of the former activities of the Michael Succow Foundation. During this time we learned much about the rich Azerbaijani bird life, local distribution and occurrence. Our findings are presented in a few publications and the field guide “Birdwatching in Azerbaijan – a guide to nature and landscape”.
Soon, Kai Gauger and Michael Heiß started writing a simple blog, which quickly became a valuable source of information and inspiration for birders visiting this little-birded country at the edge of the Western Palearctic. With a further step into social media, the team grew quickly and is now a great mix of locals and foreigners.
We follow a socio-economic approach by supporting the growing local birdwatcher community. They are steadily involved in our birding activities and recent scientific projects. We consider the strengthening of the local community as an indispensable tool for successful and sustainable bird conservation in Azerbaijan.
On this website we will continue to blog about our activities and share our adventures. The older posts from the previous website have been transferred and will be still available as information source. With this website we are now able to give a better overview about our activities and can promote the Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count project and tour guiding in a more convenient and efficient way.
Please feel free to contact us in any issue concerning birds in Azerbaijan and the Caucasus. We are interested and specialised in scientific exchange, bird studies, environmental education and tour guiding.