Azerbaijan Ornithological Society (AOS)
The mission of the AOS is to contribute to the protection and sustainable existence of birds’ populations by increasing knowledge about their behaviour, habitats, and importance in ecosystems.
The priority activities of the AOS are ecological and ornithological monitoring, contacts with the media and work with people to spread knowledge about birds, development and realisation of conservation actions, coordination and cooperation with other organisations (both regional and international). AOS conduct research and study work of ecological and biological features of different species of birds. One of the main current activities is the creation of an IBA network in Azerbaijan and also developing of birdwatching for support of populations of Globally and Nationally Threatened Species.
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Close to where I live in Cambridgeshire, in the East of England, is one of my favourite nature reserves – Ouse Fen. It is a classic reedbed with bitterns booming and marsh harrier gliding gracefully overhead.
This species lives and breeds in the entire Mediterranean, though it also breeds in the Black Sea. They are largely sedentary, meaning the birds tend to stay close to their breeding grounds during winter, although some birds can undergo short-distance migrations.