bird news, Nakhchivan, science

Article about Azerbaijan’s first Black-winged Kite in Sandgrouse

In the recent Sandgrouse issue by the Ornithological Society of the Middle East you will find a detailed describtion of Azerbaijan's first Black-winged Kite observation. Check out: Resulzade, H.S. (2020) Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus, a new species for Azerbaijan and the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. Sandgrouse 42(2): 302–304. https://birdingazerbaijan.org/2020/02/10/azerbaijans-first-record-of-black-shouldered-kite/

bird news, science, socio-economic, travels

OSME Summer Meeting 2020

The annual summer meeting of the Ornithological Society of the Middle East was held online due to the ongoing COVID19-pandemic. Zülfü Fərəcli, a keen young birder from Nakhichevan, gave an inspiring talk about 'Developing the next generation of birders in Azerbaijan'. Have a look at the video below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnAJE0TaN_g More details: https://osme.org/2020/08/osmes-first-online-summer-meeting-the-best-thing-to-come-out-of-lockdown/?fbclid=IwAR1sGptGQVMCQRROz-myIHk0Wi_uMZSu1zluiJBNTHphQaqa11xv69lBkUA

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2nd Crested Honey Buzzard for Azerbaijan

Photos © Elvin Məmmədsoy On 29 May 2020 Elvin Məmmədsoy observed and photographed a Crested Honey Buzzard in Baku, which is the second record of this species in Azerbaijan. Congratulations! Azerbaijan's first Crested Honey Buzzard was observed on 23 May 2019 near Masalli. https://birdingazerbaijan.org/2019/06/20/first-crested-honey-buzzard-and-calcarata-citrine-wagtail-observed-in-azerbaijan/

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Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count 2020 cancelled!

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic we sadly have to announce the cancellation of the bird migration count at Besh Barmag in autumn 2020. Even if all shutdowns and travel restrictions will be rescinded and the infection risk lowered by the purposed start of the count in August, there are many other impacts which make… Continue reading Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count 2020 cancelled!

bird migration, bird news, Qizilagach, science

Paper about waders in Gyzylagach Gulf published

New research paper by Christoph Himmel about wader migration in southern Azerbaijan published in the journal 'Wader Study' of the International Wader Study Group IWSG.It reveals that southern Azerbaijan is a key site for wader migration along the western shore of the Caspian Sea with still a lot to explore! Abstract The Caspian Sea, as… Continue reading Paper about waders in Gyzylagach Gulf published

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New paper about the Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count published in Sandgrouse

The Ornithological Society of the Middle East (OSME) just published the latest issue of Sandgrouse. This issue is online free available as PDF file owed to the extraordinary pandemic situation. Great idea! In this issue you will find the article ‘The development of the Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count in Azerbaijan and its importance for… Continue reading New paper about the Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count published in Sandgrouse

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Siberian Crane in Shirvan National Park!

Photos © Abdin Abbasov The famous Siberian Crane named 'Omid' was found on 1 March 2020 in Shirvan National Park! This bird is the last individual of the western population of this species. Omid was wintering in northern Iran and is now on his way back to the former breeding grounds in Siberia. Congratulations to… Continue reading Siberian Crane in Shirvan National Park!