This is what we learned from millions of counted raptors, over thousands of hours, by hundreds of volunteers from dozens of countries


Population trends from 8 years of BRC Autumn Counts


For 8 important species for the bottleneck, we have analysed trends over the past 8 years of standardised counts (2011-2018). These results are now published open access in Ibis.

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Batumi Raptor Count (BRC) aims to monitor and promote the Batumi bottleneck, where over 1,000,000 migrating raptors pass each autumn.

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Autumn 2019

We have so far counted

Our autumn season runs from August 12th til October 21st. Are you interested in daily and annual results? Click the button below.

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