After taking part in raptor migration surveys in Turkey and Israel and following a first visit to Georgia in 2004, Brecht initiated the first edition of Batumi Raptor Count. Since then he has contributed in various ways to the further development of the project. Brecht has established the protocol for long-term migration monitoring and he was a (fellow) supervisor of several migration-related research projects implemented at Batumi. His active role at BRC has come to an end.
Brecht is now working as managing director for Batumi Birding Ltd and is Caucasus program manager at Birdlife International.
brecht (at) batumibirding.com