Leading an AviFauna birds & culture trip in the Nile Valley 2-9 December, taking in the temples and tombs in Luxor, the wetlands along the Nile and the spectacular sceneries at Aswan. Check out updates on my Facebook page and (in swedish) on the AviFauna web!
Evolving out of successful birding trips to Azerbaijan, a brewing local commitment with international friends and my own personal experience with youth exchange; this has all lead to….. Bird Camp Besh Barmag!
The initiative in short is to do activities, like the Bird Camp, that brings young interested people together for bird watching, nature conservation and international co-working. To meet, learn and develop. Eco/sustainable tourism, local communities and organizations in this field can all benefit from this. Read more in the project plan available below.
We have done bird migration field camps in October 2015, September 2016 and soon in April 2017. Join us!
If the idea of volunteer work for the sake of nature conservation interests you then please also join our Facebook group Conservation Volunteers Network https://www.facebook.com/groups/299951320058782/
Core partners in this initiative, so far, are BirdLife Europe/Central Asia and with its national partners in Azerbaijan, Sweden and Germany as well as the key local partner Nature Friends Azerbaijan. The camps have been sponsored by OSME and Batumi Birding and the above mentioned partners.
The Swedish Embassy in Baku support the initiative with local contacts and Baku-based travel agency Caspian Tour provides us with reliable infrastructure in terms of transports, hotel nights, tourist visas and other paperwork.
Please enjoy the project documentation!
Some time ago I initiated an idea I´ve been brewing on since my time in the region – a way to combine nature and bird experiences, getting involved, helping out and having an adventure at the same time.
And here it is:
Look it up on Facebook, ”Conservation Volunteers Network”
My old site www.tomasharaldsson.se – birding and traveling in the Middle East is getting a thorough facelift and here you can follow its unfolding!