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Migratory Bird Watching Northern Iran

Each year from November until February several thousands migratory birds can be observed in northern Iran along the southern shores of the Caspian Sea.
Three areas of interest

Bujagh National Park in Western Caspian

Miyankaleh Peninsulah (also a National Park) to the east


Here are some of the species 

Bujagh National Park:

Tadorna ferruginea , آنقوت

 Sternidae    دریایی پرستو
Cygnus قو

Anserini  غاز

Phoenicopterus فلامینکو

Botaurinae بوتیمار

Mesophoyx قار سرده

Anas crecca خوتکا

Pelecanus  پلیکان

Numenius گیلانشاه

Anas Penelope گیلار

Podicipedidae کشیم

Ciconiidae لک لک
Larus کاکایی
Phalacrocoracidae باکلان
Ardeidae حواصیل
Gruidae درنا
Phasianus colchicus قرقاول
 Odontophoridae بلدرچین
Burhinus oedicnemus چاخ لق
Tetrax tetrax زنگوله بال
Charadriinae سلیم
Vanellus vanellus خروس کولی
Scolopacidae آبچلیک
Scolopax ابیا
Coenocorypha ، Gallinago و Lymnocryptes پاشلک   
 Calidris تلیله

Strigiformes جغد

Alaudidae چکاوک

Picidae دارکوب

Upupidae هد هد

Coraciidae سبز قبا

Merops apiaster زنبور خوار
Alcedines ماهی خورک

Accipitridae عقاب

Elaninae و Milvinae کورکور 

Buteo buteo سارگپه

Circinae سنقر

Haliaeetus عقاب دریایی

Gypaetus barbatus هما

Accipiter nisus قرقی

Accipiter gentilis طرلان یا باز

Accipiter brevipes پیغو

Falco columbarius ترمتای

Kestrel  دلیجه

Hypotriorchis لیل

 Falco cherrug بالابان

Falco biarmicus لاچین

Falco pelegrinoides بحری یا شاهین بربری

Sylvia سسک

Anthus پت

 Emberiza schoeniclus زرده پره تالابی

Turdus merula توکا

Spilopelia senegalensis قمری

Paridae چرخ ریسک

Muscicapa striata مگس گیر

Motacilla دم جنبانک

Laniidae  سنگ چشم

Luscinia megarhynchos    بلبل

Linaria cannabin a    سینه   سرخ

Cuculidae کوک و

Hirundo rustica چلچله


Miuankaleh Peninsula in addition sees the following species

Cygnus Cygnus قوی فریاد کش

 Pelecanus crispus پلیکان پاخاکستری

 Branta ruficollis عروس غاز

Porphyrio porphyrio طاووسک

 Himantopus چوب پا

Phalaropus Lobatus فارالوپ

Circus aeruginosus سنقر تالابی

Haliaeetus albicilla عقاب دریایی دم سفید

 Accipiter badius پیغوی کوچک

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