What a wonderful place!!!
I spent almost three weeks (2nd of October to 20th October 2018) at the famous Besh Barmag migration spot in Azerbaijan. It was an amazing experience for me. Indeed, this spot is one of the biggest places in the Western Palearctic to count birds. During my stay here, we counted no less than 771.363 birds and for me it was a total of 183 species that I have seen.
|counters at work|
|The first Pallas's Leaf Warbler for Azerbaijan|
|A wolf running past the counting spot|
|Spotted Crake in the lagoon|
|Resting Great Bittern|
|Huge flock of Calandra Larks|
A special dedicate to my friend Gabi staying almost all the season, a very good counter, it was a pleasure to count with you in particular the flocks of ducks when seawatching, not easy but for sure together we tried to do our best ! “Bon courage”
I also like to thank the two coordinators, Pia Fetting and Christoph Himmel for the good organization during my trip, their good mood all the days, very friendly and for their big engagement for this project, congrats! For sure, days were better thanks to our cook Miryusif, big thanks to him for the very tasty food! Finally, I would like to thank all the team, local Azeri staff, birders, counters, thanks for all!
Good luck for next counters !
|Greater Spotted Eagle|
|Sunrise over the Caspian|