Birding Factoids

314 species
in 48 families

1 of the 9 European
endemics are 
represented here. 
No national endemics
12 speciality species
6 endangered species

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Azerbaijan Specialities
    ....Annotated Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance - this
      site contains brief information about:
      • Kirov Bays
    ...."This former Soviet Republic, independent since 1991, supports a very
      diverse avifauna thanks to the wide variety of habitats. Both the Lesser Caucasas and Greater Caucasas mountain ranges penetrate the country's boundaries. ...During the 1950's an iuncredible 10,000,000 ducks and coots wintered in and around Kirov Bay. This has dropped to less than a million. 
      The foothills of the Greater Caucasas around Agdash, Evlakh and Turian-Chai in the Bozdag Ridge Reserve may still support Eurasian Griffon, Cineraceous Vulture, Chukar, and still support Eurasian Roller." -  Where to Watch Birds in Europe and Russia - by Nigel Wheatley

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European Endemics and Specialities

in Azerbaijan

Information on endemics and specialities is derived from Sibley & Monroe checklists and bird distribution lists in Thayer's Birder's Diary - Version 2.05, supplemented by material found in Where to Watch Birds in Europe and Russia - by Nigel Wheatley. Speciality birds, while not endemic, are those that can only be found in three or less countries of Europe. Species printed in bold italic have only been sighted in Azerbaijan. Information on endangered birds is derived from the IUCN Red List, Birdlife International, and supporting data bases developed by Ian Patton, of Merlin Species Watcher.  The endemic, endangered and speciality birds may be uncommon, extremely rare vagrants, may be extirpated in the country now or may only be present in migration. However, documented sightings of each species noted below have been made in Azerbaijan. 

European Endemics in Azerbaijan - No national Endemics

___ Caucasian Snowcock 
Endangered Birds in Azerbaijan

Breeding Birds

Non-Breeding Birds

___ Dalmation Pelican
___ Ferruginous Pochard
___ Imperial Eagle
___ Lesser Kestrel
___ Marbled Teal
___ White-headed Duck

Other Speciality Birds in Azerbaijan

___ Caspian Snowcock
___ Caspian Tit
___ Caucasian Grouse
___ Chukar
___ Cineraceous Vulture
___ Great Bustard
___ Lammergeier
___ Lesser White-fronted Geese
___ Purple Swamphen
___ Pygmy Cormorant
___ Radde's Accentaor
___ Red-breasted Geese

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