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Call for Counters: Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count 2022

We are happy to announce another bird migration counting season at Besh Barmag bottleneck for autumn 2022. After the very successful full season in 2018 a planned new highway crossed our plans for autumn 2019 and in 2020 and 2021 a global pandemic made the count impossible. This autumn, however, we are in good spirit… Continue reading Call for Counters: Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count 2022

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

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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

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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