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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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Late November highlights at the Besh Barmag migration bottleneck

text by Ric Else and Hazel Watson Before joining the Besh Barmag counting team from mid November to the end of the month, we weren't really sure what to expect at such a late stage in the migration season. We had been closely following the daily count data on Trektellen from the beginning of September,… Continue reading Late November highlights at the Besh Barmag migration bottleneck

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Late October / early November impressions by Michael Hoit

Text © Michael Hoit Bird counters at the spot © Michael Heiß Avian migration is a truly amazing natural phenomenon. The mass long-distance movement of birds across the world is quite familiar to most, but is still somehow underappreciated and taken for granted by many. To some of us, at least, it is inherently exciting… Continue reading Late October / early November impressions by Michael Hoit

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October birding at Besh Barmag by Thibaut Riviere

What a wonderful place!!! I spent almost three weeks (2ndof October to 20th October 2018) at the famous Besh Barmag migration spot in Azerbaijan. It was an amazing experience for me. Indeed, this spot is one of the biggest places in the Western Palearctic to count birds. During my stay here, we counted no less… Continue reading October birding at Besh Barmag by Thibaut Riviere

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First half of October at Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count 2018

Text © Pia Fetting Daily counting routine starts early © Leyla Muslim October brought new species for the season such as Yellow-browed Warblersand Oriental Sky Lark (https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1533/20181006) as well as Siberian Buff-bellied Pipit (https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1533/20181012), increasing the touch of east by that . But also the intense migration of all possible occurring heron and bittern species… Continue reading First half of October at Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count 2018

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Bird migration count at Besh Barmag in September 2018

Text © Manuel Tacke Photos © Marcel Tenhaeff From early morning on several flocks of Purple and other herons gave us great fun. Now the evening breaks in and from the already somewhat stale light a group of nearly 200 herons emerges and flies straight over our heads: 135 Purple Herons together with 55 Grey… Continue reading Bird migration count at Besh Barmag in September 2018

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Where the sun burns the sea

Text & Photos © Martin Scott Caspian Sea sunrise “Where?”, “They have a Grand Prix there don’t they?”, “Isn’t that where Borat is from?”, “Didn’t they win the Eurovision Song Contest?” were just some of the responses I got when I said I was off on holiday to Azerbaijan. So knowledge on this country is… Continue reading Where the sun burns the sea