June 27th, 2012, 05:15 PM
Visit the Batumi Raptor Count
who's interested in witnessing the incredible autumn bottleneck migration of thousands birds of prey at the Caucasus in Georgia ?
In autumn 2011 loads of raptors passed the bottleneck at the Black Sea coast. Counting from 2 stations we saw about:
75.000 Black Kite
6.000 Booted Eagle
5500 Lesser Spotted Eagle
350 Pallid Harriers
200 Greater Spotted Eagle
40 Egyptian Vulture
30 Imperial Eagle
8 Crested Honey-buzzard
and a lot of bee-eaters as well storks, egrets, roller ...
For more details on raptor migration read:
Watch out for more information on our website.
We offer three opportunities to participate in our project:
1) Help us during the count as a COUNTER.
In return for a small daily incentive (6-8 eur) you can join for at least 2 weeks in our counts (2 off-days) and we provide you with accommodation, local transportation and food. We expect some basic English skills to communicate between the coordinators and the counters.
2) Support us as a ECO-TOURIST
3) Attend our Batumi Bird FESTIVAL, and celebrate 5 years of BRC with us! The event is organised during the most varied migration period, from 20th until 23rd of september. We provide daily excursions to all birding hotspots, cultural tours, lectures, banket and traditional music.
All further information can be found on our website.
September 10th, 2012, 04:57 PM