breeding birds, guiding, travels

Guided tour in Spring 2020 including Nakhchivan (10 days)

Date: 29 May - 9 June 2020 Target species: Caucasian Snowcock, Caucasian Black Grouse, Mountain Chiffchaff, Güldenstadt's Redstart, Caucasian Twite, Great Rosefinch, Shikra, Great Spotted Woodpecker (ssp. poelzami), Caspian Tit, White-tailed Lapwing, Menetries's Warbler, Green Warbler, Semi-collared Flycatcher, Red-fronted Serin, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Lanner Falcon, See-see Partridge, White-thorated Robin, Upcher's Warbler, Persian Wheatear, Radde's Accentor, Eastern… Continue reading Guided tour in Spring 2020 including Nakhchivan (10 days)

Besh Barmag, bird migration, breeding birds, guiding, photography, Qizilagach, science, travels, winter birding

Short trips (1 – 5 days)

You are in Baku and have a free weekend? You are on business travel in Azerbaijan and want to enjoy the country’s natural heritage? You are interested in birds and other wildlife? – We can bring you to every location from dry steppes, to pristine forests and high mountains to find the best species. For… Continue reading Short trips (1 – 5 days)

Besh Barmag, bird migration, science, socio-economic

Autumn migration at Besh Barmag – a summary

Text © Kai Gauger From October 22nd to November 20th teams of birders have been around Besh Barmag for countinously counting of the daily visual migration. Before this period there have only been incomplete countings for a few hours per day or random observations by Pia Fetting's ringing team. Migrating Calandra Larks with Besh Barmag… Continue reading Autumn migration at Besh Barmag – a summary

Besh Barmag, bird migration, science, travels

Besh Barmag Bird Migration Counts 4-18 November 2017

You have probably heard about Batumi Raptor Count in Georgia, but do you know Besh Barmag in Azerbaijan? Where Batumi is situated at the western end of the Caucasus, Besh Barmag is its counterpart at the eastern end. A bottleneck for migrating birds between the Caucasus mountains and the Caspian Sea that is just being… Continue reading Besh Barmag Bird Migration Counts 4-18 November 2017

bird news, Qizilagach, science, travels

First record of Long-billed Dowitcher for Azerbaijan

Two Long-billed Dowitchers were discovered on an exploratory winter field trip on 31 January 2017 near Narimanabad (Kizil Agach). This is the first known record of this species for Azerbaijan. The trip was guided by Jos van Oostveen from Kaukasus Plus Reizen. Congratulations! Long-billed Dowitcher © Jos van Oostveen Rear view © Jos van Oostveen… Continue reading First record of Long-billed Dowitcher for Azerbaijan

Besh Barmag, breeding birds, socio-economic, travels

spring trip 2017 offered

In May 2017 Batumi Birding is offering a trip to Azerbaijan with the same programme like last year's Avifauna journey. High paced, focus on target species and visiting all major hotspots. Kai Gauger and Brecht Verhelst will be the guides. If you are interested in joining us please have a look at: http://www.batumibirding.com/azerbaijan-undiscovered/node/135 The profit… Continue reading spring trip 2017 offered