Volunteer for the Batumi Raptor Count 2014

“As every autumn, the Batumi Raptor Count seeks interested birdwatchers to participate in this absolutely extraordinary monitoring camp to record the fantastic migration of raptors along the Eastern Black Sea Flyway, in Georgia.

This flyway is one of the biggest in the world, and last two autumn seasons over 1 million birds of prey were recorded on migration from our two watchpoints. On peak days, over 150.000 raptors can be seen in a single day. Volunteering counters can learn identification skills of up to 35 raptor species of the WP. The program is led by highly experienced count coordinators from France (Organbidexka) and Spain (Strait of Gibraltar) with lots of experience from Batumi.

Volunteers are asked to engage for at least two weeks, and to work full days in an international group to master the migration. At least basic knowledge of raptor identification, fluent in english and willing to follow a standardised protocol is requested. The last 5 positions are available, so don’t hesitate to submit your application!

More information can be found here:www.batumiraptorcount.org/visit/raptor-count/autumn-count

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