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Mar 7, 2017

Apply now as coordinator or volunteer

Do your share to make the 10th Batumi Raptor Count great again. Volunteer today! We invite you to participate in what will go down in history books as the 10th consecutive Batumi Raptor Count, held 17 august until 16th of october 2017 in Batumi, Georgia. Applications are open for count... more

Mar 1, 2017

Review of SWAROVSKI OPTIK’s new FieldPro package

Swarovski Optiks’ continuous support for our raptor counts have been there from the earliest editions, and they have been providing us their most recent products. Of course, we were delighted to hear they wanted us to send in our current optics, to be replaced by the new, updated models,... more

Nov 26, 2016

Autumn report 2016 is ready

The 9th consecutive Batumi Raptor Count has come to an end, and we are proud to present you some of the results. Read the full report here!  

Sep 19, 2016

Half-season report for 2016 is out

The 9th season of Batumi Raptor Count has reached halfway! Once again we are witnessing the rush of raptor migration, eagerness to learn more on raptor identification, several surprises and some historical moments. Read the full report here

Sep 16, 2016

Exposure event Youth exchange in Chorokhi delta

Final exposure event of the Youth exchange, protecting the Chorokhi delta. There will be an exhibition on the delta and its importance for birds. Georgian, Armenian and Belgian youngsters are working together on bird paintings, info panels, a documentary, birdwatching map and much more. Everyone... more

Sep 2, 2016

Global Shorebird Counting

Between 2-6 september 2016 the annual global shorebirds count is taking place. This initiative, revolving around the World Shorebirds Day, is one we like to empower, as we think the conservation of all birds is important, not only raptors. The youth exchange with youngsters from Belgium,... more

Aug 30, 2016

Season take off - get ready for the peaks

It was a calm start, yes, totally calm. Only few birds passed the stations putting us in disbelief about migration ways but never doubt the birds, they will certainly come. A few first days with a few hundred birds brought us enough calm moments to prepare the migration count, the facilities, the... more

Aug 26, 2016

Apparently Montagu's Harrier migrates with delay this year in Batumi

Reaching the average peak around 3 Sep we usually have good numbers already in August. Until 25 Aug we count in average a proportion of 600 and more Montagu's Harrier / MonPalHen. The most recent count data from last days show nearly 230 individuals until 25 Aug. Follow this post on our... more

Aug 18, 2016

meet us at the British Birdfair

This weekend one of the biggest gatherings of the birding community takes place, at Rutland waters in England. This yearly ritual is called the British Birdfair, and we are grateful for the opportunity to have a stall there again to represent the Batumi Raptor Count. If you want to meet us, get... more

Aug 16, 2016

Tomorrow we start to count

Tomorrow we will launch the 9th edition of the Batumi Raptor Count! Coordinators and first volunteer counters have settled in Sakhalvasho, Georgia, during the last days in order to complete preparations. Everything is in order, we are ready to take position on the hilltops. Tally clickers music... more