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Old Friday 16th January 2009, 11:49   #1
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Batumi, Georgia, raptor count 2009

I can't seem to make a new thread in the Europe section, so I do it here...

WHAT?
participating in THE biggest European raptor migration count, with days of 70-80.000 raptors.

WHEN?
between 15th of august and 15th of october, 2009. Free to come and go, but preferable period is 10 days or more. Busiest periods are first week of september, and last week of september.

What we offer:
- free accomodation and transport to the migration stations,
- good (and cheap) food,
- the company of many enthousiastic birders,
- couleur locale,
- all the information about Kaukasian endemics and birding hotspots in Georgia,
- excellent views and photographic opportunities of the biggest variety (in species, age, sexe and numbers) of harriers, eagles and falcons in Europe,
- the best way to vastly improve your raptor knowledge in the field,
- more raptors than you will ever be able to count or determine...

Who we are:
A bunch of Belgian, Dutch, German, Armenian and Georgian birders with the main target of revealing the whole potential of Batumi as a major raptor migration hotspot.

Any more information:
www.freewebs.com/batumiraptorcount
batumiraptorcount at gmail dot com

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Lieven, on behalf of the batumiraptorcount2009
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Old Monday 15th June 2009, 19:27   #2
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It's time to kick this topic!

Subscribing is only possible in august and october, september is allready fully booked. You can read about the project on the website http://www.freewebs.com/batumiraptor...patein2009.htm

This year we have funds to cover some expenses, like part of the transport, and all food included! So this is not the "I'll take all your money and you are my volunteer project"! Don't miss some of the very best raptor migration in the old continent, in a great country with some mind-like people...This is really pioneering work, and we are determined to show the world that Batumi is the very best raptor migration point in numbers and species after Veracruz, Mexico. Forget about Gibraltar, the Bosporus and (hopefully ) even Eilat...

All applications and questions can go to batumiraptorcount at gmail dot com
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Old Monday 24th August 2009, 14:44   #3
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The link has changed. The old one still works, but the new one is easier to remember. The site has also given some fresh paint and update. The picture gallery will also be updated soon!

www.batumiraptorcount.org
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Old Monday 24th August 2009, 22:28   #4
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There will be a weekly update about the raptor migration, so you won't miss a thing while sitting lazy in front of your computer

Check out some of the very best of Palearctic raptor migration here:

http://www.batumiraptorcount.org/app...-first-results

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Old Thursday 27th August 2009, 21:53   #5
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The first week of raptor counting in Batumi resulted in 70.000 + raptors.
The details are here: www.batumiraptorcount.org
This is only the warming-up, as the Big days deliver that much birds in one day...! Stay tuned!
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Maybe this is a redundant post, but there has been some update on the blog. I won't post any new updates, as you can visit the site and will see them coming every 3-4 days. Happy birding!
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updated. Warning: pictures (2 sept update) not for sensitive souls...
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updated. Warning: pictures (2 sept update) not for sensitive souls...
I see what you mean, Depressing indeed.
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Blog is updated , so check www.batumiraptorcount.org
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It's not exactly a Tufted Puffin and the quality of the picture is not brilliant, but the site is updated with a new blog entry and picture of the Oriental Honey Buzzard..

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One movie says more than a thousand images says more than a thousand words I guess.

watch the movie on the newsblog of www.batumiraptorcount.org!
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Here I am with some update on the site, I hope to see the visitor numbers go sky high again!
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