birdwatching in Mingachevir

The wetlands, lakes and steppes near the city of Mingachevir offer a varied and memorable experience for birdwatchers.

birdwatching inMingachevir

birdwatching nearMingachevir lake and Kura river

Mingachevir is an industrial town on the Kura river which expanded following WWII with the construction help of German PoWs. For birdwatchers, there are a number of interesting areas near the city, most notably a collection of wetlands, as well as the massive Mingachevir Lake. Moreover, if you drive along the main roads through the open landscape in the winter months, you are bound to see large flocks of birds.

Target species: 

In winter:
Little Bustard (Tetrax tetrax)
Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca)
Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug)
Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus)
Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus)

In summer:
Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus)
Marbled Teal (Marmaronetta angustirostris)
Eurasian Stone Curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus)
Ferrugious Duck (Aythya nyroca) 

When to visit?

It’s most interesting during spring and late autumn/winter.

Where to stay?

Mingachevir has several hotels with peaceful riverside settings: the Kur Hotel (+994242730313); Agsaray Deluxe Hotel & Spa (+994502001988); and River Side Hotel (+994242749373).

birdwatching near | Mingachevir lake and Kura river
USEFUL INFORMATION

weather and season

Air temperature

Current:
19.7°C
Average:
15.7 – 28.8°C / 60.3–83.8°F

Feel temperature

Current:
20.4°C
Average:
16 – 33°C / 60.8–91.4°F

Wind

Current:
  • Mostly sunny and nice
  • WNW
  • speed 9.3 km/h

When to go

  • Peak Season:
  • All year round

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