bird news, science, socio-economic, travels

OSME Summer Meeting 2020

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

Besh Barmag, bird migration, photography, socio-economic, travels, winter birding

Birdelicious round trip in November 2019

Text © Michael Heiß No Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count was organised for autumn 2019 (see here: https://birdingazerbaijan.org/2019/03/15/besh-barmag-bottleneck-activities-for-2019/) leaving room for exploring the country by some members of the organisation team in late autumn. Our aims were as follows:(1) Checking the situation at Besh Barmag, where the construction of a new highway right next to… Continue reading Birdelicious round trip in November 2019

BBBMC, Besh Barmag, socio-economic

Social Impact Report – Birds bring jobs to Azerbaijan!

Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count Autumn 2018 Editor: Tomas Axén Haraldsson Introduction (English/Azerbaijani) Job creation Local financial gains Capacity building – individual & institutional  Conclusion, Links and media Introduction The sacred rock Besh Barmag overlooks the narrow coastal plain between the Caspian Sea and the foothills of the Greater Caucasus. Field research and explorative activities… Continue reading Social Impact Report – Birds bring jobs to Azerbaijan!

Besh Barmag, bird migration, socio-economic

TV report on Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count by BBC News Azerbaijan

https://youtu.be/53id2G1nvFI BBC News Azerbaijan visited the Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count some time ago. In their video, you get a nice impression of the monitoring, the importance of the site and the good atmosphere in the team. Watch the video with interviews by Michael Heiß, Beatrix Krause, Shaun Robson and Gabi Caucal here: https://www.bbc.com/azeri/azerbaijan-46199198 Thanks… Continue reading TV report on Besh Barmag Bird Migration Count by BBC News 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 Olivetravel.co 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