Besh Barmag, bird migration, travel, winter birding

Azerbaijan has re-opened for tourists

Since 5 August 2021 Azerbaijan has re-opened the country for tourism and welcomes guests from various countries! The latest Covid-19 travel information can be obtained from the Azerbaijan Tourism Board website: https://azerbaijan.travel/covid-19-en If you are looking for an exciting birding destination this autumn, such as the fabulous bird migration at Besh Barmag, huge wetlands, the… Continue reading Azerbaijan has re-opened for tourists

bird migration, bird news, Nakhchivan, winter birding

First record of Black-legged Kittiwake for Nakhchivan

Photos © Huseyn Resulzade On 1 December 2020 a Black-legged Kittiwake was spotted at the Aras river dam in Nakhchivan by Huseyn Resulzade, which is the first record in this landlocked part of Azerbaijan. Congratulations! Besides some historic records Black-legged Kittiwakes have been rarely observed in Azerbaijan with a possible observation in February 1998, one… Continue reading First record of Black-legged Kittiwake for Nakhchivan

bird migration, science, Shirvan, winter birding

Siberian Crane in Shirvan National Park!

Photos © Abdin Abbasov The famous Siberian Crane named 'Omid' was found on 1 March 2020 in Shirvan National Park! This bird is the last individual of the western population of this species. Omid was wintering in northern Iran and is now on his way back to the former breeding grounds in Siberia. Congratulations to… Continue reading Siberian Crane in Shirvan National Park!

bird news, photography, winter birding

Azerbaijan’s first record of Black-winged Kite

Photos © Huseyn Resulzade On 6 February 2020 Huseyn Resulzade photographed this stunning Black-winged Kite in Nakhchivan, which constitutes the first record for Azerbaijan. Congratulations! This remarkable observation also made its way into local media: https://nuhcixan.az/news/cemiyyet/25813-naxcivanda-yeni-qus-novu-askar-edilib?fbclid=IwAR3CNHOsYHN1Gc2m6vwEvG_KadXvi0EBHGhjkn54LAI1SgMRh7xB7h1tksc#.XkOwn4oNB3g.facebook https://media.az/society/1067764797/v-azerbaydzhane-obnaruzhen-novyy-vid-ptic-foto/?fbclid=IwAR2sA9OoU2NAMQ5oRSiJBYiHXXKBrkIkDn1xwwIMlLxtR1EHCkylixo3fiI

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: January/February 2022 (11 days)

Dates and price are not fixed yet due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Please use the contact form below for your pre-order. You will be immediately informed about future plans. Date: January/February 2022 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,… Continue reading Caucasian Winter Tour: January/February 2022 (11 days)

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

Bird Migration Tour: Autumn 2021 (10 days)

Dates and price are not fixed yet due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Please use the contact form below for your pre-order. You will be immediately informed about future plans. Date: October/November 2021 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,… Continue reading Bird Migration Tour: Autumn 2021 (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, 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)