How to count 1 million raptors

How to count 1 million raptors

19. December 2019

#Bird watching #Conservation programs

Imagine sitting on a hilltop with multiple thousands of raptors in the sky: some are circling in a ball while thousands of other birds stream past on every side.

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Over one million raptors streaming by

Over one million raptors streaming by

19. December 2019

#Bird watching #Binoculars #Conservation programs

It’s a cloudy day with some rain back over the hills of Mtirala National Park on Georgia’s Black Sea coast. Our spotting scopes are mostly trained on the next ridge where about 500 Black Kites are milling about.

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Conservation challenges in the Batumi bottleneck

Conservation challenges in the Batumi bottleneck

19. December 2019

#Conservation programs #Bird watching

Every fall, more than a million raptors migrate south through the country of Georgia where the Caucasus Mountains concentrate and funnel them through a narrow bottleneck along the Black Sea coast (see blog post). Thousands of buzzards and kites streaming past overhead is breathtaking and a true natural wonder.

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