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Paper about waders in Gyzylagach Gulf published

New research paper by Christoph Himmel about wader migration in southern Azerbaijan published in the journal 'Wader Study' of the International Wader Study Group IWSG.It reveals that southern Azerbaijan is a key site for wader migration along the western shore of the Caspian Sea with still a lot to explore! Abstract The Caspian Sea, as… Continue reading Paper about waders in Gyzylagach Gulf published

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New paper about the Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count published in Sandgrouse

The Ornithological Society of the Middle East (OSME) just published the latest issue of Sandgrouse. This issue is online free available as PDF file owed to the extraordinary pandemic situation. Great idea! In this issue you will find the article ‘The development of the Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count in Azerbaijan and its importance for… Continue reading New paper about the Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count published in Sandgrouse

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Azerbaijan’s first record of Black-winged Kite

Photos © Huseyn Resulzade On 6 February 2020 Huseyn Resulzade photographed this stunning Black-winged Kite in Nakhchivan, which constitutes the first record for Azerbaijan. Congratulations! This remarkable observation also made its way into local media: https://nuhcixan.az/news/cemiyyet/25813-naxcivanda-yeni-qus-novu-askar-edilib?fbclid=IwAR3CNHOsYHN1Gc2m6vwEvG_KadXvi0EBHGhjkn54LAI1SgMRh7xB7h1tksc#.XkOwn4oNB3g.facebook https://media.az/society/1067764797/v-azerbaydzhane-obnaruzhen-novyy-vid-ptic-foto/?fbclid=IwAR2sA9OoU2NAMQ5oRSiJBYiHXXKBrkIkDn1xwwIMlLxtR1EHCkylixo3fiI

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Pacific Golden Plover at Aggöl National Park

Second modern record of Pacific Golden Plover for Azerbaijan! The bird was found on 15 January 2020 at Ağgöl National Park by Tobias Epple and birdingtours. Congratulations! Pacific between European Golden Plovers © Tobias Epple The dark underwing of the Pacific Golden Plover is well visible © Tobias Epple Photos of the first modern record… Continue reading Pacific Golden Plover at Aggöl National Park

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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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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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Azerbaijan in eBird

Just recently a dataset of 30.000+ bird records from Azerbaijan has been uploaded to eBird and is now ready for getting explored! This online database provides an easy opportunity to prepare birding trips and find out what to expect. Nevertheless, there are still ornithological gaps of knowledge, so if you intend to visit Azerbaijan it… Continue reading Azerbaijan in eBird