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Levant sparrowhawk

Armenia and Georgia 24th June-3rd July 2004

  • Situated in the extreme southeast of the Western Palearctic Armenia has been somewhat neglected as a birding destination. Overshadowed by it's larger neighbour Turkey, the closed border between the two countries has prevented the many birders who have visited eastern Turkey continuing east into Armenia. Hosting many of the specialities of eastern Turkey (including Caucasian Grouse, Mongolian Finch and Grey-necked Bunting), Armenia has an advantage in that the majority of the key birding sites are located within easy striking distance of the capital, Yerevan. In terms of accessible Western Palearctic birding Armenia hosts one endemic, Persian Wheatear....Chris Batty reports


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Some Useful bird books for Armenia:
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Collins Bird Guide
Lars Svensson et al: Buy from or

  • An excellent field guide covering all of the birds of the region. Stunning drawings by the worlds finest bird illustrators. (and it shows.) Check out the Wheatears and Larks and some of the other difficult to identify birds of Armenia.

Birds of the Middle East
R.F. Porter, S. Christensen, P. Schiermacker-Hansen: Buy from or

  • If your going to this region you must buy this book. It is a great break through. Comprehensive and complete, it eliminates the need to carry too many books in the field: we know how important that is! The text is well written by experts, and many of the plates are fantastic; those by John Gale especially stand out; just dream about those raptors! Birds of the Middle East" is the first comprehensive field guide dealing exclusively with the birds of this region.

Recommended travel books for Armenia

Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan
Tom Masters, Richard Plunkett: Buy from or

  • The essential guide to Armenia
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