Besh Barmag, bird migration, count2018, science

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

Besh Barmag, bird migration, count2018, science

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

Besh Barmag, bird migration, count2018, science

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

Besh Barmag, bird migration, count2018, science

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

Besh Barmag, bird migration, count2018, science

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

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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

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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

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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