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ArAves NGO’s bird counts and monitoring event at Caucasus Wildlife Refuge

  • Caucasus Wildlife Refuge (CWR) (Ararat and Vayots Dzor Provinces, Armenia) from the 15h to the 25th of September.

We are calling for the volunteers to take part in bird counts and monitoring activities at the biodiversity reach areas of South Caucasus.

Caucasus Wildlife Refuge is a privately protected area (PPA) of 30,000 hectares in Ararat and Vayots Dzor provinces of Armenia established by the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC). Nestled in the vicinity of Khosrov Forest State Reserve CWR is home for more than 150 bird species (including the rarities such as Caspian Snowcock, Lanner Falcon, all four species of Vultures, Eastern and Western Rock Nuthatches, Eastern Orphean Warbler, White-throated Warbler, 5 species of Wheatears, Desert and Trumpeter Finches and many others).

The unique landscape zones ranging from semi-deserts to alpine meadows are home for large variety of mammals such as Bezoar Goat, Armenian Mouflon, Caucasian Lynx, Syrian Bear and iconic Caucasian Leopard.

We are looking for volunteers to take the advantage of exploring the Armenian highlands and unique biodiversity during autumn 2021.

Please see the bird-watching report from counts Y2019 .

What we expect from volunteers:

  • Strong interest in birds and bird identification
  • Knowledge of English (At least B2 level)
  • Ability to walk 10-15 km in a day in different habitats and weather conditions
  • Willing to work in an international group
  • Ability to strongly follow the bird monitoring protocol.

Participation fee is:

CWR, September 15-25, EUR 500 per PAX for 10 days

We will provide accommodation and traditional Armenian food, organized in the local B&B’s. Hot shower and other facilities are included. Moreover, picturesque view on Oorts Mountains is guaranteed.

The transportation for bird monitoring will be provided (organized with the help of CWR rangers: 4×4 cars), too.

Please, note that the international travel costs are not included.

To apply, please fill the form: Application to participate.

For more information and details, please contact: