On 23 January 2021 the Ornithological Society of the Middle East (OSME) held their first Online Winter Meeting live via Zoom. The OSME Youth Fund Development Officer, Tomas Haraldsson, highlights the bird camps at Besh Barmag in Azerbaijan as a great tool to motivate young naturalists for nature conservation. In case you missed the live… Continue reading OSME Winter Meeting
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
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
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!
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
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
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
Text © Kai Gauger From October 22nd to November 20th teams of birders have been around Besh Barmag for countinously counting of the daily visual migration. Before this period there have only been incomplete countings for a few hours per day or random observations by Pia Fetting's ringing team. Migrating Calandra Larks with Besh Barmag… Continue reading Autumn migration at Besh Barmag – a summary
Bird Camp participants and crew © Emin Mammedov/Nature Friends Find the trip report of the Bird Camp Besh Barmag: here!