Publications

Peer-reviewed

Jasper Wehrmann, Folkert de Boer, Rafa Benjumea, Simon Cavaillès, Dries Engelen, Johannes Jansen, Brecht Verhelst & Wouter M. G. Vansteelant. (2019) Batumi Raptor Count: autumn raptor migration count data from the Batumi Bottleneck, Republic of Georgia. Zookeys 836: 135-157.

Anna Sándor & Brandon P. Anthony. (2018) Mapping the conflict of raptor conservation and recreational shooting in the Batumi Bottleneck, Republic of Georgia. Journal of Threatened Taxa 10(7): 11850–11862.

Wouter M. G. Vansteelant, Brecht Verhelst, Judy Shamoun-Baranes, Willem Bouten, Emiel van Loon & Keith L. Bildstein. (2014) Effect of wind, thermal convection, and variation in flight strategies on the daily rhythm and flight paths of migrating raptors at Georgia's Black Sea coast. Journal of Field Ornithology 85(1): 40-55.

Brecht Verhelst, Johannes Jansen & Wouter M. G. Vansteelant. (2011) South West Georgia: an important bottleneck for raptor migration during autumn. Ardea 99(2): 137-146.

Dataset

Wehrmann J., F. de Boer, W.M.G. Vansteelant & J. Creuwels. (2018) Batumi Raptor Count (BRC) - Autumn migration data. Batumi Raptor Count. Sampling event dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/ur0vnh accessed via GBIF.org on 2018-12-20.


Under review

Vansteelant W.M.G. et al. under revisionAge-specific trend analyses reveal population dynamics of migrant raptors in the eastern Black Sea flyway. Ibis.


Ornithological journals

John Wright, Simon Cavaillès & Wouter M. G. Vansteelant. (2019) Photographic evidence of a 2nd calendar-year female European Honey Buzzard Pernis apivorus on autumn migration in the Western Palearctic. Sandgrouse 41: 101-104.

Jonas Schärer & Simon Cavaillès. (2019) Egyptian Nightjar at Chorokhi Delta, Georgia, in August 2017 and status in Europe. Dutch Birding 41(1): 36-40.

Anna Sándor, Johannes Jansen & Wouter M. G. Vansteelant. (2017) Understanding hunter's habits and motivations for shooting raptors in the Batumi raptor-migration bottleneck, southwest Georgia. Sandgrouse 39(1): 2-15.

Vansteelant W., Jansen J. & Verhelst B. 2010. Batumi Raptor Count: Monitoring van geconcentreerde roofvogeltrek aan de Oostelijke  Zwarte Zee. Natuur.oriolus 76(3): 82-93.

Popular writing

Lindo D. 2018: Batumi, Georgia - Birdwatching Magazine: 92-93

Wehrmann J. 2016: Kaukasischer Zugtricher: Herbstzählung des Greifvogelzugs in Batumi. Der Falke (3): 34-35

Wehrmann J., J. Jansen and W.M.G. Vansteelant 2015: Das kaukasische Mysterium. Eine Million Greifvögel in Batumi. Der Falke (7): 18-22

Karlonas M. 2013 - PLESRIUJU PAUKSCIU SKAICIAVIMAS GRUZIJOJE - Ornitologines Keliones

Jansen J. 2012. Batumi Bottleneck: 2 sided discovery for raptor conservation. Hawk Mountain News fall 2012 (117): 32-35.

Green A.W. 2012. Watching Autumn Hawk Migrations in Batumi, Republic of Georgia. Hawk Migration Studies 37(2): 10-13.

Menzie S. 2012. Birding abroad: Batumi Raptor Count. BirdGuides.

Gelpke C., Franken F., Willaert B., Stübing S. 2011. Einzigartiger Greifvogelzug zwischen Schwarzem Meer und Kaukasus. Falke Sonderheft 2011: 448-451.

Kirstilä V. 2011. Varrella petovirran. Linnut, Birdlife Suomi-Finland, 46(4):40-44.

Vansteelant W. 2010. Batumi, Adscharien; In Aebischer A. (Hrsg.) 2010. Vogel beobachten in Europa. Haupt Verlag, Bern, Sw.