Batumi Raptor Count
Batumi Raptor Count

Autumn Count

In autumn 2014 the 7th edition of the Batumi Raptor Count will take place. The survey will be held from

17 Aug until 16 Oct.

The applications for 2014 are closed. The next season to join as raptor counter is autumn 2015. The application form will be open in December 2014.

Please consider applying to join us this autumn if you:

  • have a strong interest in bird migration and/or raptors;
  • you are available for at least two weeks between 17 Aug and 16 Oct;
  • you speak at least good basic English;
  • you can focus on counting migrants in a standardized manner and are personally motivated to follow protocol;
  • can handle both warm, humid and cold, rainy weather conditions;
  • can manage a daily short (20 - 25 min.) walk over rather rough and steep terrain to a local hilltop (counting station) is no issue for you;
  • enjoy being in an international group of people; relaxing with a drink at the end of a long day of counting; discovering new environments, places and people, where one's race, gender, religion, culture, sexuality, age ... are NOT considered relevant.

Practical information: 

As in previous years, BRC will provide the following arrangements for counters. A contribution of 12 EUR per person per day will be asked to help us cover the expenses:

  • accommodation: a house with several rooms shared by 2 - 4 people. Hot showers, toilets, washing machine are available.
  • food: breakfast & lunch is arranged daily to be used on the counting stations. Dinner will be provided by our host family
  • transportation: going to stations and back again is done on foot (station 1) or with regular BRC drivers in a minibus (station 2)

>> Application form (closed for 2014)
>> Travel information

Our team of coordinators 2014

Simon Cavaillès

Rafa Benjumea

Blanca Perez

Dries Engelen


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