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March 7, 2017

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

Review of SWAROVSKI OPTIK’s new FieldPro package

March 1, 2017

Swarovski Optik’s 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, in... more

Autumn report 2016 is ready

November 26, 2016

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!  

Half-season report for 2016 is out

September 19, 2016

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

Exposure event Youth exchange in Chorokhi delta

September 16, 2016

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

Global Shorebird Counting

September 2, 2016

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

Season take off - get ready for the peaks

August 30, 2016

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

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

August 26, 2016

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

meet us at the British Birdfair

August 18, 2016

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

Tomorrow we start to count

August 16, 2016

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