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Amir Talebi Gol reports Pallasʼs Leaf Warbler From Iran

Amir Talebi Gol reports Pallasʼs Leaf Warbler From Iran

Amir Talebi Gol, founder and CEO at Part Wildlife Discovery was on a discovery trip to Naybandan wildlife refuge , south of Tabas , in search of Asiatic Cheetah, when he noticed this little warbler that seemed a little different. He managed to take s...
Great Reed Warbler, Acrocephalus arundinaceus reported from Eastern Iran

Great Reed Warbler, Acrocephalus arundinaceus reported from Eastern Iran

The Great Reed Warbler, Acrocephalus arundinaceus, is an Eurasiaan songbird in the genus Acrocephalus reported from Eastern Iran for the first time.
Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus) Reported from East Iran

Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus) Reported from East Iran

The Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus) is one of the species to which the Agreement on t...
Avocet observed on passage in Eastern Iran

Avocet observed on passage in Eastern Iran

Avocets are rarely seen these days. We try to accurately log any passage or any group wint...
Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor) in Iran

Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor) in Iran

It is a scarce vagrant to western Europe, including Great Britain, usually as a spring ove...
Clamorous Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus stentoreus) in Iran

Clamorous Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus stentoreus) in Iran

Most populations are sedentary, but the breeding birds in Pakistan, Afghanistan and nort...
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus in Iran

Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus in Iran

  IdentificationThe Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus) is a bird of prey. It feeds ...
Eversmann's Redstart or Rufous-backed Redstart (Phoenicurus erythronotus) in Iran

Eversmann's Redstart or Rufous-backed Redstart (Phoenicurus erythronotus) in Iran

 IdentificationEversmann's Redstart or Rufous-backed Redstart (Phoenicurus erythronot...
Eastern Pied or Variable Wheatear (Oenanthe piccata)

Eastern Pied or Variable Wheatear (Oenanthe piccata)

  IdentificationEastern Pied Wheatear also known as Variable Wheatear (Oenanthe piccata...
 

The Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla) needs attention in Iran

The Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla) needs attention in Iran BOI marks Eurasian Wryneck in red status and needs to take urgent action to secure the future of this species. The Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla) is small but distinc...

Upper Lar valley

Upper Lar valley The site comprises 20 km of the upper Lar valley in the high Alborz Mountains, from 2,450 m to peaks at 4,540 m. It lies above the Lar Dam, c.10-30 km upstream from the s...

Pleske's Ground Jay Variations and habitat

Pleske's Ground Jay Variations and habitat We have recorded a Podoces pleskei without a black marking on the breast. since there are 4 family members in this family we are still investigating the possible of cause...

Persian Wheatear in Iran

Persian Wheatear in Iran Red-tailed Wheatear was split into Persian wheatear (Oenanthe chrysopygia) and Kurdish Wheatear (Oenanthe xanthoprymna) a couple of years back. The sexes are similar in...

Birdwatching & Research Tours

Birdwatching & Research Tours Ever been to Iran or ever wondered how it could be possible to take a trip to Iran for bird watching, artistic photography of bird species or research trips? You've foun...

Iran's diverse climate

Iran's diverse climate Rugged, mountainous rim; high, central basin with deserts, mountains; small, discontinuous plains along both coasts. The highest point is Mount Damavand (5,671 meters). D...

Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus) Reported from East Iran

Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus) Reported from East Iran The Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus) is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies. It's no...

Great Reed Warbler, Acrocephalus arundinaceus reported from Eastern Iran

Great Reed Warbler, Acrocephalus arundinaceus reported from Eastern Iran The Great Reed Warbler, Acrocephalus arundinaceus, is an Eurasiaan songbird in the genus Acrocephalus reported from Eastern Iran for the first time....
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Steppe Buzzard, Buteo Rufinus Vulpinus - Iran

Steppe Buzzard, Buteo Rufinus Vulpinus - Iran Steppe Buzzards are hardly seen or reported from Iran. we are still investigating why would this buzzard chose North East Iran as a breeding site. The Steppe Buzzard, B. ...

Avocet observed on passage in Eastern Iran

Avocet observed on passage in Eastern Iran Avocets are rarely seen these days. We try to accurately log any passage or any group wintering on our observation points. Here is one on passage on eastern Iran. Map bel...
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An effort to expose songbird migration paths through Iran and middle-east

An effort to expose songbird migration paths through Iran and middle-east Each year millions of Palaearctic breeding songbirds migrate from Iran to Afro-tropical wintering grounds. Due to many recoveries of ringed birds the principal migratory ...

Steppe Eagle Wintering central Iran

Steppe Eagle Wintering central Iran The Steppe Eagle, (Aquila nipalensis) is a passage migrant in central Iran, spending winter in flat planes around Yazd Province.They prefer open steppes and semi desert h...

Wallcreeper in Iran

Wallcreeper in Iran The Wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria) is a small passerine bird found throughout the high mountains of Eurasia. It is the only member of the genus Tichodroma and is also f...

RoseFinch Variations

RoseFinch Variations Rosefinches are birds in the finch family Fringillidae. As the names imply, various shades of red are the characteristic plumage colours of this group.
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Iranian Shikra (Accipiter badius) cenchroides race in North Iran

Iranian Shikra (Accipiter badius) cenchroides race in North Iran The Iranian Shikra (Accipiter badius) Cenchroides sub specie is a small breeding summer visitor bird of prey in Iran in the family Accipitridae, which most often winters ...

Eurasian Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo) Ascalaphus sub specie in Iran

Eurasian Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo) Ascalaphus sub specie in Iran The Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo) is a large and powerful owl in Iran. Iran also hosts Ascalaphus sub specie of eagle owls. The other sub specie known as desertorum lives in arid...
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Bird Photography in Iran

 

The avifauna of Iran includes a total of 527 species. Birds lead fascinating lives. With such a variety of species in Iran you can add beautiful photos to your collection. We’ll help you do that. Gallery coming soon...

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Mount Damavand Wondering how to travel to Iran!?
Known as Persia until 1935, Iran became an Islamic republic in 1979. In general, Iran has an arid climate in which most of the relatively scant annual precipitation falls from October through April.

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BOI contributes to the "Hand Book of Western Palearctic Birds"

Birdsofiran.com is contributing to the "Handbook of Western Palearctic Birds". The book is...

 

Magellan Project

Operation Magellan is one of the most sophisticated challenges I have had since started bi...

 

Introduction to Wheatears of Iran

Old World flycatchers are a large group of small passerine birds native to the Old World. ...

 

Pleske's Ground Jay Variations

Pleske's Ground Jay ( Podoces pleskei ) Variations are our topic of research since the pas...

 

Migration Routes of Birds of Iran

No successful regional or national projects regarding migration routes of birds of Iran al...

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