Besh News

Second Black-winged Kite for Azerbaijan

Photos © Zülfü Fərəcli On 6 September 2021 Zülfü Fərəcli found Azerbaijan’s second Black-winged Kite at Besh Barmag. Congratulations!

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: 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

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. Summary: During a comprehensive survey of migratory birds at… Continue reading First records of Little Bunting published in Sandgrouse

OSME Winter Meeting

On 23 January 2021 the Ornithological Society of the Middle East (OSME) held their first Online Winter Meeting live via Zoom. The OSME Youth Fund Development Officer, Tomas Haraldsson, highlights the bird camps at Besh Barmag in Azerbaijan as a great tool to motivate young naturalists for nature conservation. In case you missed the live… Continue reading OSME Winter Meeting