Text & Photos © Pia Fetting The first records of Little Bunting for Azerbaijan were recently published in the Sandgrouse magazine of the Ornithological Society of the Middle East: Fetting P & Buddemeier J (2021) First records of Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla for Azerbaijan. Sandgrouse 43(1): 146-150. https://osme.org/sandgrouse/ Summary: During a comprehensive survey of migratory birds at… Continue reading First records of Little Bunting published in Sandgrouse
Comic by the Bulgarian Society for Protection of Birds / Birdlife Bulgaria
In the recent Sandgrouse issue by the Ornithological Society of the Middle East you will find a detailed describtion of Azerbaijan's first Black-winged Kite observation. Check out: Resulzade, H.S. (2020) Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus, a new species for Azerbaijan and the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. Sandgrouse 42(2): 302–304. https://birdingazerbaijan.org/2020/02/10/azerbaijans-first-record-of-black-shouldered-kite/
The annual summer meeting of the Ornithological Society of the Middle East was held online due to the ongoing COVID19-pandemic. Zülfü Fərəcli, a keen young birder from Nakhichevan, gave an inspiring talk about 'Developing the next generation of birders in Azerbaijan'. Have a look at the video below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnAJE0TaN_g More details: https://osme.org/2020/08/osmes-first-online-summer-meeting-the-best-thing-to-come-out-of-lockdown/?fbclid=IwAR1sGptGQVMCQRROz-myIHk0Wi_uMZSu1zluiJBNTHphQaqa11xv69lBkUA
Photo © Arzu Memmedov/Hüseyn Resulzade First record of Spur-winged Lapwing for Azerbaijan! The bird was observed and photographed on 17 July 2020 along the Araz river in Nakhchivan. Congratulations Arzu Memmedov and Hüseyn Resulzade!
According to the website of Ilham Aliyev (president of Azerbaijan) and diffenrent local media sources the Besh Barmag area will become a State History, Culture and Nature Reserve! https://president.az/articles/39054 https://www.azernews.az/travel/165875.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZzr0nZY0rQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bu2E1_9OsNQ
Photos © Elvin Məmmədsoy On 29 May 2020 Elvin Məmmədsoy observed and photographed a Crested Honey Buzzard in Baku, which is the second record of this species in Azerbaijan. Congratulations! Azerbaijan's first Crested Honey Buzzard was observed on 23 May 2019 near Masalli. https://birdingazerbaijan.org/2019/06/20/first-crested-honey-buzzard-and-calcarata-citrine-wagtail-observed-in-azerbaijan/
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
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
Photos © Abdin Abbasov The famous Siberian Crane named 'Omid' was found on 1 March 2020 in Shirvan National Park! This bird is the last individual of the western population of this species. Omid was wintering in northern Iran and is now on his way back to the former breeding grounds in Siberia. Congratulations to… Continue reading Siberian Crane in Shirvan National Park!