Armash IBA: Repository for feathered treasures

Each our visit to Armash IBA enriches us with several new and exciting observations. Our last visit furnished our field diary with some valuable results.

Our staff members were very lucky to observe several rare and beautiful bird species, such as Grey Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, White-tailed Lapwing, Ruff, Great White Pelican, Common Ringed Plover, Little Stint, Wood Sandpiper, Pallas Gull and Common Shelduck.

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 Grey Plover

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  Black-tailed Godwits and White-tailed Lapwing                 Black-tailed Godwit, surrounded by Ruffs

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                                         Ruff                                                                         Common Ringed Plover

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                               Wood Sandpiper                                                               Common Shelduck

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      Pallas Gull (left) and Armenian Gulls (right)             Little Stint (left) and Wood Sandpiper (right)

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Armenian Gulls and Grey Plover

Armash IBA is a well-known site in Armenia for its bird diversity. This area carries a specific value for serving as a safe shelter to myriads of waterbirds, which was created on the base of artificial fish ponds in this territory; they are splendid comfortable areas both for breeding and migratory waterbirds.

IMG 6877As a result of recent irrigration waters reforms in the region, Armash IBA is now in danger, and this site is in direct attention of Armenian Society for the Protection of Birds and BirdLife International Partnership.

We work hard to protect the nature and wildlife heritage of this region, but in order to achieve the desired outcomes, active public participation should be an essential component of our environmental struggle as well.

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