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

bird news, travels, winter birding

Pacific Golden Plover at Aggöl National Park

Second modern record of Pacific Golden Plover for Azerbaijan! The bird was found on 15 January 2020 at Ağgöl National Park by Tobias Epple and birdingtours. Congratulations! Pacific between European Golden Plovers © Tobias Epple The dark underwing of the Pacific Golden Plover is well visible © Tobias Epple Photos of the first modern record… Continue reading Pacific Golden Plover at Aggöl National Park

guiding, travels, winter birding

Caucasian Winter Tour: February 2021 (11 days)

Date: 31 January – 11 February 2021 Target species: Little Bustard, Dalmatian Pelican, Caucasian Snowcock, Güldenstädt’s Redstart, Red-fronted Serin, Caucasian Twite, Black Francolin, White-tailed Lapwing, Caspian Tit, White-winged Lark, Little Bustard, Siberian Buff-bellied Pipit, Finsch’s Wheatear, Black-throated Thrush and the Great Spotted Woodpecker (ssp. poelzami). Locations: Greater Caucasus, Absheron National Park, Gobustan, Shirvan National Park,… Continue reading Caucasian Winter Tour: February 2021 (11 days)

Besh Barmag, bird migration, guiding, travels, winter birding

Bird Migration Tour: November 2020 (10 days)

Date: 18 - 28 November 2020 Target species: Caucasian Snowcock, Güldenstädt’s Redstart, Red-fronted Serin, Caucasian Twite, Black Francolin, White-tailed Lapwing, Desert Wheatear, Caspian Tit, White-winged Lark, Little Bustard, Siberian Buff-bellied Pipit, Finsch’s Wheatear, Black-throated Thrush and the Great Spotted Woodpecker (ssp. poelzami). Locations: Besh Barmag bottleneck, Greater Caucasus, Shirvan National Park, Qizilagach National Park, Talysh… Continue reading Bird Migration Tour: November 2020 (10 days)

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

Besh Barmag, bird migration, science, travels

Migration report from Besh Barmag, late Oct till early Nov 2019

Text © Andy Butler, Paul Doherty, Simon Roddis The group at the spot © Paul Doherty Most birdwatchers are interested in migration and, having seen the blog reports and Trektellen posts describing the huge numbers of birds passing through Besh Barmag, Andy Butler, Simon Roddis and I planned to visit in the autumn of 2019.… Continue reading Migration report from Besh Barmag, late Oct till early Nov 2019

breeding birds, guiding, travels

Guided tour in Spring 2020 including Nakhchivan (10 days)

Date: 29 May - 9 June 2020 Target species: Caucasian Snowcock, Caucasian Black Grouse, Mountain Chiffchaff, Güldenstadt's Redstart, Caucasian Twite, Great Rosefinch, Shikra, Great Spotted Woodpecker (ssp. poelzami), Caspian Tit, White-tailed Lapwing, Menetries's Warbler, Green Warbler, Semi-collared Flycatcher, Red-fronted Serin, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Lanner Falcon, See-see Partridge, White-thorated Robin, Upcher's Warbler, Persian Wheatear, Radde's Accentor, Eastern… Continue reading Guided tour in Spring 2020 including Nakhchivan (10 days)

Besh Barmag, bird migration, breeding birds, guiding, photography, Qizilagach, science, travels, winter birding

Short trips (1 – 5 days)

You are in Baku and have a free weekend? You are on business travel in Azerbaijan and want to enjoy the country’s natural heritage? You are interested in birds and other wildlife? – We can bring you to every location from dry steppes, to pristine forests and high mountains to find the best species. For… Continue reading Short trips (1 – 5 days)