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)

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 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

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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

breeding birds, travels

Birding tour in spring 2018

For spring 2018, Batumi Birding offers a birdwatching trip to Azerbaijan. The travel route will cover all main landscape types from the Greater to the Lesser Caucasus, from coastal wetlands to dry steppes in order to cover the large diversity of bird species including all Caucasian specialities. These beautiful Blue-cheeked Bee-eaters were photographed in Shirvan… Continue reading Birding tour in spring 2018

Besh Barmag, bird migration, science, travels

Besh Barmag Bird Migration Counts 4-18 November 2017

You have probably heard about Batumi Raptor Count in Georgia, but do you know Besh Barmag in Azerbaijan? Where Batumi is situated at the western end of the Caucasus, Besh Barmag is its counterpart at the eastern end. A bottleneck for migrating birds between the Caucasus mountains and the Caspian Sea that is just being… Continue reading Besh Barmag Bird Migration Counts 4-18 November 2017

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First record of Long-billed Dowitcher for Azerbaijan

Two Long-billed Dowitchers were discovered on an exploratory winter field trip on 31 January 2017 near Narimanabad (Kizil Agach). This is the first known record of this species for Azerbaijan. The trip was guided by Jos van Oostveen from Kaukasus Plus Reizen. Congratulations! Long-billed Dowitcher © Jos van Oostveen Rear view © Jos van Oostveen… Continue reading First record of Long-billed Dowitcher for Azerbaijan

Besh Barmag, breeding birds, socio-economic, travels

spring trip 2017 offered

In May 2017 Batumi Birding is offering a trip to Azerbaijan with the same programme like last year's Avifauna journey. High paced, focus on target species and visiting all major hotspots. Kai Gauger and Brecht Verhelst will be the guides. If you are interested in joining us please have a look at: The profit… Continue reading spring trip 2017 offered