Besh Barmag, bird migration, travel, winter birding

Azerbaijan has re-opened for tourists

Since 5 August 2021 Azerbaijan has re-opened the country for tourism and welcomes guests from various countries! The latest Covid-19 travel information can be obtained from the Azerbaijan Tourism Board website: https://azerbaijan.travel/covid-19-en If you are looking for an exciting birding destination this autumn, such as the fabulous bird migration at Besh Barmag, huge wetlands, the… Continue reading Azerbaijan has re-opened for tourists

BBBMC, Besh Barmag, bird migration, bird news, science

First records of Little Bunting published in Sandgrouse

Text & Photos © Pia Fetting The first records of Little Bunting for Azerbaijan were recently published in the Sandgrouse magazine of the Ornithological Society of the Middle East: Fetting P & Buddemeier J (2021) First records of Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla for Azerbaijan. Sandgrouse 43(1): 146-150. https://osme.org/sandgrouse/ Summary: During a comprehensive survey of migratory birds at… Continue reading First records of Little Bunting published in Sandgrouse

bird news, breeding birds

Possible new species to Azerbaijan: Caucasian Dunnock

A recently published paper suggests species level for the Caucasian subspecies Prunella modularis obscura, which is currently treated as subspecies: Pavia M, Drovetski SV, Boano G, Conway KW, Pellegrino I, Voelker G (2021) Elevation of two subspecies of Dunnock Prunella modularis to species rank. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club, 141(2):199-210. https://bioone.org/journals/bulletin-of-the-british-ornithologists-club/volume-141/issue-2/bboc.v141i2.2021.a10/Elevation-of-two-subspecies-of-Dunnock-Prunella-modularis-to-species/10.25226/bboc.v141i2.2021.a10.full?fbclid=IwAR2LIl2F3G_JrkKZwM2GJD1saGxI-we2fdffGxBVN3LkkrEBhtnN4oeImYA Abstract The Western… Continue reading Possible new species to Azerbaijan: Caucasian Dunnock