breeding birds, travels

Birding tour in spring 2018

For spring 2018, Batumi Birding offers a birdwatching trip to Azerbaijan. The travel route will cover all main landscape types from the Greater to the Lesser Caucasus, from coastal wetlands to dry steppes in order to cover the large diversity of bird species including all Caucasian specialities. These beautiful Blue-cheeked Bee-eaters were photographed in Shirvan… Continue reading Birding tour in spring 2018

bird news, breeding birds, Qizilagach, science

Black-headed Penduline Tits?

Text & Photo © Christoph Himmel During my wader counts at Lake Machmudchala I discovered two interesting Penduline Tits, which somehow look like Black-headed Penduline Tits (Remiz macronyx) or at least like hybrids. Both had blackish heads with a various amount of grey feathers in the nape. Unfortunately, the plumage was heavily worn. One bird… Continue reading Black-headed Penduline Tits?

Besh Barmag, breeding birds, socio-economic, travels

spring trip 2017 offered

In May 2017 Batumi Birding is offering a trip to Azerbaijan with the same programme like last year's Avifauna journey. High paced, focus on target species and visiting all major hotspots. Kai Gauger and Brecht Verhelst will be the guides. If you are interested in joining us please have a look at: http://www.batumibirding.com/azerbaijan-undiscovered/node/135 The profit… Continue reading spring trip 2017 offered

bird migration, breeding birds, travels

Trip summary 16-24 April 2016

Text © Tomas Axén Haraldsson Photos © Andreas Sandberg Four Swedish birders visited Azerbaijan 17-24 April 2016, focusing on the migration at Besh Barmag and two days in the Greater Caucasus. I helped them with planning, species and contacts. Their trip was overall successful but with some small troubles with rangers in Laza (not the… Continue reading Trip summary 16-24 April 2016

breeding birds, photography, travels

Azerbaijan Trip 5-13 May 2014

Text © Tomas Axén HaraldssonPhotos ©  Johan Stenlund The third (following April 2012 and October 2013) arranged group trip by Swedish birders took place 5-13 May 2014 and included the highlights of eastern Azerbaijan: a few days in the Greater Caucasus, the steppes of Shirvan, the wetlands at Machmud Chala and Kizil Agach as well… Continue reading Azerbaijan Trip 5-13 May 2014

breeding birds, photography, travels

Spring Trip from 21 May to 13 June 2013 (Part 2 – Greater Caucasus)

Text & Photos © M. Heiß The second half of our round trip through Azerbaijan led us along the Greater Caucasus range. We visted the alpine zone of the Shahdag National Park around the villages Laza and Xinaliq, which produced some good views of the Caucasian specialities. Welcome to Laza - steep gravel roads need… Continue reading Spring Trip from 21 May to 13 June 2013 (Part 2 – Greater Caucasus)