breeding birds, guiding, travels

Joint trip with Branta Tours May 2022 (11 days)

Date: 16.-28.05.2022 Target species: Caucasian and Caspian Snowcock, Caucasian Black Grouse, Mountain Chiffchaff, Güldenstadt's Redstart, Caucasian Twite, Great Rosefinch, Shikra, Great Spotted Woodpecker (ssp. poelzami), Caspian Tit, White-tailed Lapwing, Menetries's Warbler, Green Warbler, Semi-collared Flycatcher, Red-fronted Serin, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Lanner Falcon, See-see Partridge, White-thorated Robin, Upcher's Warbler, Persian Wheatear, Radde's Accentor, Eastern Rock Nuthatch, Desert… Continue reading Joint trip with Branta Tours May 2022 (11 days)

bird news, breeding birds

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. Abstract The Western… Continue reading Possible new species to Azerbaijan: Caucasian Dunnock

Besh Barmag, bird migration, breeding birds, guiding, photography, Qizilagach, science, travels, winter birding

Short trips (1 – 5 days)

You are in Baku and have a free weekend? You are on business travel in Azerbaijan and want to enjoy the country’s natural heritage? You are interested in birds and other wildlife? – We can bring you to every location from dry steppes, to pristine forests and high mountains to find the best species. For… Continue reading Short trips (1 – 5 days)

breeding birds, science

Final month of the breeding bird survey in western Azerbaijan

Text & Photos © Max Baumgarten Back home in Germany I found some time to finally give an update on what happened in Azerbaijan's birdlife in June. Most apparent were the omnipresent babies of various species. Although some species were already in the second round others just started breeding or were still courtshipping. Crested Lark… Continue reading Final month of the breeding bird survey in western Azerbaijan

breeding birds, socio-economic, travels

Batumi Birding ‘Undiscovered Azerbaijan’ 28 May to 9 June 2018

Text & Photos © Michael Heiß I was happy to guide a birding group through Azerbaijan from 28 May to 9 June 2018. The trip was offered by Batumi Birding in cooperation and with and Natig Travel Nakhchivan, which took over the local organisation and made all the necessary arrangements for the group like… Continue reading Batumi Birding ‘Undiscovered Azerbaijan’ 28 May to 9 June 2018

breeding birds, photography, socio-economic, travels

spring birding tour 20.-28.05.2018

Text by Kai Gauger, photos by Lars Delling, Moritz Schulze, Christian Baarlink, Martin Fichtler and Kai Gauger From May 20th to 28th Kai Gauger led a trip along the birding hotspots in eastern Azerbaijan and Nakhchivan. The guests were from Germany, Austria, Denmark and Great Britain and the ground logistics were (as always) perfectly arranged… Continue reading spring birding tour 20.-28.05.2018

breeding birds, science

Breeding bird survey in western Azerbaijan

Text & Photos © Max Baumgarten  My name is Max and I study Biodiversity and Ecology (M.Sc.) at Greifswald University (Germany). I am currently conducting the field work in Azerbaijan for my master thesis with the title 'The breeding bird communities of the western parts of Azerbaijan and their response to human alteration'. In the… Continue reading Breeding bird survey in western Azerbaijan