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This page lists books about birds and birdwatching in Azerbaijan.

The books are listed by publication date with the most recent at the top.


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Birdwatching in Azerbaijan: A Guide to Nature and Landscape

Sebastian Schmidt, Kai Gauger, Nigar Agayeva

Michael Succow Foundation


"The first comprehensive nature guidebook to Azerbaijan - it covers bird species as well as detailed landscape and nature descriptions. Filled with details, it will also take you to the country's remotest corners, describe its natural highlights and assist you with practical hints like finding a place for the night. Azerbaijan, located at the very border of Europe and Asia, is a country of sharp contrasts: alpine mountain ranges and lush forest, dry semi-desert and vivid wetlands are in close proximity to each other. This publication by the Michael Succow Foundation presents Azerbaijan's amazing birdlife and illustratively depicts why this is a country worthwhile to travel to. An audio CD Listening Landscapes: Sound Excursions to Nature in Azerbaijan (running time: 74 minutes) accompanies the book."

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The Birds of Azerbaijan

Michael Patrikeev

Pensoft Publishers


"Azerbaijan, a country with a rich variety of habitats and wildlife, lies south of the Caucasus Mountains on the western seaboard of the Caspian and shares a common border with Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Iran and Turkey. This first full description of its birdlife includes an introduction to the geography of Azerbaijan, a history of bird studies in the country, an analysis of the avifauna, discussion of conservation issues, 372 species accounts, detailed distribution maps, an annotated bird list, as well as sections on Important Bird Areas, colonial birds, waterfowl, and the influence of cold winters and oil pollution. The reference list is the most comprehensive yet compiled on the country's birds. Birds of Azerbaijan will be a most valuable addition to zoological libraries, and many professional ornithologists, students of ornithology, nature conservationists and specialists in biogeography will learn much from its pages. It will similarly appeal to birdwatchers wanting to find out about a relatively unexplored part of the western Palearctic and to all those with a keen interest in natural history."

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Where to Watch Birds in Azerbaijan

Napier Shelton


A guide to over 30 birdwatching sites in the country plus a checklist of birds.

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Last updated December 2013