Text © K. Gauger & M. Heiß After leaving Shirvan we had a short stop at the fishponds north of Salyan. Unfortunately, there were only a few birds but among them a dozen Great Black-headed Gulls. The gull friends of our group could not get around the burning dump where they saw about hundred large… Continue reading Winter trip 2015. The south: Mahmudchala, Kizil Agach and Talysh
http://www.panoramio.com/user/7072931?comment_page=1&photo_page=1&show=best Images like I have not seen before from Azerbaijan. Have a look!
Hans, Fred and Simon Olk from the Netherlands have been in Azerbaijan and did great migration birding at Besh Barmag. Within less than a month they counted 1.3 million birds! Unfortunately they had to leave too early for the huge winter influx of Little Bustards and many others, but anyway they saw a lot. Amoung… Continue reading WOW!!!
Text & Photos © K. Gauger Again I did my every year's spring trip and it turned out to be one of the best ever! Manly because of my visit to Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic (NAR) with Mario Camici and others. But more of that later... Already the time in mainland Azerbaijan was great with 215… Continue reading May trip with Nakhchivan
Text & Photos © K. Gauger Here are some pics of trapped bird. I have been mist-netting at many places, but mainly in Shirvan NP and at Besh Barmag. beautiful Blue-cheeked Bea-eaters caught cross a channel in Shirvan NP Kingfisher, another colourful bird a samamisicus- Common Redstart, note that this bird has even red in… Continue reading nice catches
Text & Photos © K. Gauger It will take some time until my next trip to Aze. Meanwhile some older pics here... Eastern Black-eared Wheatear juv Pied Wheatear, or a hybrid with Black-eared? Rollers are common in agricultural land and the lower mountains despite intensive hunting Chukars occur widespread in the semi desert mountains Tawny… Continue reading breeding birds of the foothills
Text & Photos © K. Gauger Slender-billed Gulls can be seen regugularly in small numbers Pallas's Gulls are winter visitors along the coast and around the lagre inland lakes Mediterranean Gulls have some small colonies here Dalmatian Pelicans pass in flocks and also spend the winter in the wetlands Arctic Skuas are regular migrants in… Continue reading along the coast
Text & Photos © K. Gauger The breeding birds in Aze are Black-headeds but during migration millions of Yellow Wagtails of different subspecies pass through. Here are some of them... male feldegg, local breeding bird female feldegg, in a resting flock I was very confused, when I saw this bird! It turned out to be… Continue reading Yellow Wagatils
Text © K. Gauger & Photos © H.J. Fünfstück Here are some more photos from our autumn trip. This lark in Kizil Agach looked not like the Lesser Short-toeds which I know from Aze. Comments on subspecies Id are most welcome! Syrian Woodpecker Merlin Black Francolin Goitered Gazelle Little Owl Temminck's Stint Short-eared Owl Finsch's… Continue reading more pics
Text & Photos © K. Gauger From 28.10. to 09.11. I did a trip with some friends from Germany. See what we could find during these two successfull weeks! We arrived in Baku early morning, got our cars at the airport and started immediately to the field. At sunrise we arrived at Besh Barmag, Michas… Continue reading late autumn 2011