BRC weekend Ghent

During 20-23 February most members of the enlarged BRC team came to Ghent to spend a long weekend together.

On Saturday we went to the Belgische Vogeldag in Antwerpen. Here we could familiarize people with our project and promote the autumn count and birdwatching around Batumi. It was great to promote BRC with so many of its members. It was also nice to catch up with people that have already visited Batumi as counter or visitor during previous years. After the event we had dinner, drank Belgium beers and ended the evening in style with Vodka at a Ukrainian party.

The Sunday was used for a team meeting and it was great to talk in person again with everybody and to see the shared engagement and enthusiasm for this project.

Unfortunately some of us had to leave at the end of the evening already, but those that were left went to the Netherlands the next day to some birdwatching. Highlights were the Black Guillemot, the Oriental Turtle Dove and the huge mixed flocks of geese.

 
 
All in all the weekend rejuvenated our spirits and motivated us to continue working hard and make 2015 another successful year for the BatumiRaptorCount. Keep your eyes open for the next news and consider traveling to Batumi this autumn!

Applications for counters are open as well as for coordinators.

Bird guided tours can also be booked through Batumi Birding Ltd. which cooperates with BRC. We will be happy to forward you the contact details.

BRC is a volunteer based project and the count has been run since 2008. Any donation is very much appreciated and will help us organize the count every year. 

With kind regards,
The BRC Team

Dries Engelen