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September summary of the Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count autumn 2022

Text © Gabi Caucal Photos © Philip Elbek, Elvin Məmmədsoy Although less present than the last season with the same methodology (2018), the Garganeys and Marsh Tens have marked the first days of the count. The nice day September 11th was definitely the peak day for these species with respectively 4214 Garganeys and 3444 Marsh Terns… Continue reading September summary of the Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count autumn 2022

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Mid-September report of the Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count

Photos © Patrick Weber, Elshan Baba & Elvin Məmmədsoy Report of the second 10 days of the season at Besh! The last ten days saw more than 10.000 Garganey, 1000 Black-winged Pratincoles and days peaking at more than 90 species. The growing team is really motivated and already managed to pick up a new species… Continue reading Mid-September report of the Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count

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The shelter arrived at the counting spot

Photos/video © Elvin Məmmədsoy (Camping Azerbaijan) Yesterday, the good old shelter arrived at the counting spot at Besh Barmag. This shelter will give home to about 25 counters from 10 countries until the end of November. Today's count results here: https://trektellen.nl/count/view/1533/20220911 https://videopress.com/v/i0Z1AATx?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true True pioneering spirit of a bird migration count site in the steppes of Azerbaijan

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Report of the first 10 days of the season at Besh!

Text © Gabi Caucal Photos © Abdin Abbasov, Elvin Məmmədsoy (Camping Azerbaijan) The first days of the count were really enjoyable for the diversity with more than 70 species by session. We can mention these first day with more than 3000 Garganeys or several days with thousands of Terns! Recently, some other water birds were… Continue reading Report of the first 10 days of the season at Besh!

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Start of the Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count 2022

After so many years of waiting we are now happy to share the count results of the first day at Besh Barmag bottleneck: https://trektellen.nl/count/view/1533/20220901 Despite the very high temperatures of around 40°C Gabi and Elvin did a great job and logged migrating Slender-billed Gulls, Gull-billed Terns, Blue-cheeked Bee-eaters, Rosy Starlings, Citrine Wagtails and a single… Continue reading Start of the Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count 2022

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UPDATE: Call for Counters: Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count 2022

Since we have unfortunately experienced far less reservations and bookings of counters for the autumn count at Besh Barmag than previously expected, we had to reorganise and recalculate our plans to keep the count running and the daily fees at a moderate rate. This is a very tough decision for us, but we want to… Continue reading UPDATE: Call for Counters: Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count 2022

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Call for Counters: Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count 2022

UPDATE: Please check the updated call considering the daily fees and conditions: https://birdingazerbaijan.org/2022/07/21/update-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… Continue reading Call for Counters: Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count 2022

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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