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Iran is one of the best potential sources of birdwatching for those who want to get different experiences in this case. A yearning for birdwatchers to observe endemic and rare species.

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Iran is one of the best potential sources of birdwatching for those who want to get different experiences in this case. A yearning for birdwatchers to observe endemic and rare species.

A high climatic diversity is a key factor to form the great range of habitats in Iran and provide large wildlife sanctuaries for thousand birds species. From the north to the south, we gradually face different climate zones. Desert and semi-desert areas occupy more than half of the Iran's plateau. About a third of Iran is mountainous and a small part of Iran is composed of fertile plains.

 

The most interesting bird species in Iran

Among the absorbing species of birds in the world, Iran is home to A diverse population of birds that interesting to see for foreign birdwatchers. About 540 species of birds, in which 340 species of them are migratory birds, live in Iran during the immigration season of birds and make it one of the best destinations for birdwatching with all year round possibilities for observing.

 

 

Bird Species:
 Iranian Ground-jay (Podoces pleskei)

 Caspian Snowcock (Tetraogallus caspius)

 Sind Woodpecker (Dendrocopos assimilis)

 White-throated Robin (Irania gutturalis)

 Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis)

 Asian Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis)

 Black Francolin (Francolinus francolinus)

 Great Thick-knee (Esacus recurvirostris)

 See-see Partridge (Ammoperdix griseogularis)

 Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus Crispus)

 Gray Francolin (Francolinus pondicerianus)

 Asian Houbara (Chlamydotis macqueenii)

 Iraq Babbler (Argya altirostris)

 Hypocolius (Hypocolius ampelinus)

 Desert Finch (Rhodospiza obsoleta)

 Semi-collared Flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata)

 Rhodopechys sanguineus

 

Among all of the above-mentioned bird species, the Ground-jay is only seen in Iran. Of course, there are species that can be seen in neighboring countries of Iran. But birdwatchers would rather travel to Iran for the sake of security in the country.

 

What is the best time for birdwatching?

With the arrival of autumn and winter, many immigrant birds move to Iran and create the spectacular sceneries. The best time for birdwatching in Iran, start from late December to early March. But there are some species that appear in special seasons of the year such as Hypocolius that's visible only in summer.

 

 

2018-10-16 | by Kasra Yazdanpajoh
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