Armenian Society for the Protection of Birds (ASPB) continues its monitoring of Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) all over Armenia.
Today we are happy to share great news with you! A few days ago our team was lucky to have seen and take a photo of Spur-winged Lapwing (Hoplopterus spinosus) in Armash IBA. The bird is a casual migrant for Armenia and was first recorded back in 1995.
Remarkably, this shot of Spur-winged Lapwing is the first photographic evidence in Armenia!
Let us remind that ASPB carries out baseline survey of most IBAs in Armenia, more specifically studying the existing conditions and potential threats to the habitats in them, as well as monitors the diversity and numbers of bird species they host.
Apart from the Spur-winged Lapwing, we have also observed a number of other bird species that are rarities for Armenia – Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus), Slender-billed Gull (Larus genei), Ruff (Philomachus pugnax) and Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa).