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Social Impact Report – Birds bring jobs to Azerbaijan!

Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count Autumn 2018 Editor: Tomas Axén Haraldsson Introduction (English/Azerbaijani) Job creation Local financial gains Capacity building – individual & institutional  Conclusion, Links and media Introduction The sacred rock Besh Barmag overlooks the narrow coastal plain between the Caspian Sea and the foothills of the Greater Caucasus. Field research and explorative activities… Continue reading Social Impact Report – Birds bring jobs to Azerbaijan!

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Long-distance recapture of a Bluethroat ringed in Azerbaijan

Text © Pia Fetting Bluethroat 'ZH39059' after ringing © Pia Fetting In autumn 2017, around 2’400 birds were ringed at Besh Barmag bottleneck. After several of them were re-trapped during the same period on sitealready, the message of an individual re-discovered further away came up recently! On 5 October 2017, a Red-spotted Bluethroat Luscinia svecica… Continue reading Long-distance recapture of a Bluethroat ringed in Azerbaijan

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First Crested Honey-buzzard and calcarata- Citrine Wagtail observed in Azerbaijan

Photos © Richard Ek Contemporary to two guided birding tours, several small and self-organised birding groups visited Azerbaijan this spring. One of them, consisting of three Swedish birdwatchers, managed to observe two new sub-/species at once for the country! Between the 23 and 26 May, Richard Ek, Olof Strand and Jesper Segergren went birding in… Continue reading First Crested Honey-buzzard and calcarata- Citrine Wagtail observed in Azerbaijan

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Caucasian presentations at the IBOC 2019

Participants of the IBOC in Eilat © Yuval Dax From 28 March to 1 April 2019 the 3rd International Bird Observatory Conference took place in Eilat (Israel).The conference hosted 150 participants from 32 countries around the globe representing approximately 60 bird observatories and organisations. The five conference days were peppered with 11 keynote speakers, 71… Continue reading Caucasian presentations at the IBOC 2019

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Besh Barmag bottleneck activities for 2019

Information update The autumn 2018 was the most extenstive to date in terms of visiting birdwatchers/volunteers, birds counted, species noted as well as locals involved and the whole logistics operation. A research paper with the migration count results is being prepared for Sandgrouse , the journal of OSME (Ornithological Society of the Middle East, Caucasus… Continue reading Besh Barmag bottleneck activities for 2019

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Late November highlights at the Besh Barmag migration bottleneck

text by Ric Else and Hazel Watson Before joining the Besh Barmag counting team from mid November to the end of the month, we weren't really sure what to expect at such a late stage in the migration season. We had been closely following the daily count data on Trektellen from the beginning of September,… Continue reading Late November highlights at the Besh Barmag migration bottleneck

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Late October / early November impressions by Michael Hoit

Text © Michael Hoit Bird counters at the spot © Michael Heiß Avian migration is a truly amazing natural phenomenon. The mass long-distance movement of birds across the world is quite familiar to most, but is still somehow underappreciated and taken for granted by many. To some of us, at least, it is inherently exciting… Continue reading Late October / early November impressions by Michael Hoit

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TV report on Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count by BBC News Azerbaijan

https://youtu.be/53id2G1nvFI BBC News Azerbaijan visited the Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count some time ago. In their video, you get a nice impression of the monitoring, the importance of the site and the good atmosphere in the team. Watch the video with interviews by Michael Heiß, Beatrix Krause, Shaun Robson and Gabi Caucal here: https://www.bbc.com/azeri/azerbaijan-46199198 Thanks… Continue reading TV report on Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count by BBC News Azerbaijan

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October birding at Besh Barmag by Thibaut Riviere

What a wonderful place!!! I spent almost three weeks (2ndof October to 20th October 2018) at the famous Besh Barmag migration spot in Azerbaijan. It was an amazing experience for me. Indeed, this spot is one of the biggest places in the Western Palearctic to count birds. During my stay here, we counted no less… Continue reading October birding at Besh Barmag by Thibaut Riviere