Azerbaijan is a hidden gem for birdwatchers in the Western Palearctic. Located in the Caucasus region, it is a crossroads for a variety of birds from Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. This small country has recorded over 400 species, many of which are rare or difficult to see elsewhere. This is a land of major contrasts, with a mix of high-altitude mountain ranges, arid steppe, and desert. We’ll be birding across much of the country, from the Greater Caucasus Mountain range running along almost all the country's northern border, to the Lesser Caucasus, Talish Mountains and the exclave, or autonomous republic of Nakhchivan.

We will be searching for several Western Palearctic range-restricted species such as Caspian Tit, Asian Crimson-winged, Desert and Mongolian Finches, Red-tailed, Finch´s & Eastern Black-eared Wheatears, White-tailed Lapwing, Bimaculated & Turkestan Short-toed Larks; White-throated Robin, Armenian and Pallas's Gulls, Black Francolin, Eastern Imperial Eagle, Red-fronted Serin and Menetries’s Warbler. We’ll also be targeting three near endemics; Caspian and Caucasian Snowcocks as well as Caucasian Grouse. We’ll search for other key area species in Great Rosefinch, Güldenstädt's Redstart, Mountain Chiffchaff and Radde’s Accentor.


Top Birds

Caucasian & Caspian Snowcocks; Caucasian Grouse; See-see Partridge; Red-tailed, Finch´s & Eastern Black-eared Wheatears; White-throated Robin; Great Rosefinch; Wallcreeper; Güldenstädt ́s Redstart; White-tailed Lapwing; Pygmy Cormorant; Caspian Tit; Caspian & Armenian Gulls; Bimaculated & Turkestan Short-toed Larks; Desert, Trumpeter, Asian Crimson-winged & Mongolian Finches; Pale Rockfinch; Western & Eastern Rock Nuthatches; Menetries’s, Upcher’s & Barred Warblers; Mountain Chiffchaff; Radde’s Accentor; Grey-necked & Black-headed Buntings; Rufous Bush Chat; Dalmatian Pelican; Terek Sandpiper; Pallid Harrier; Black-bellied Sandgrouse.

Top Mammals

Goitered Gazelle; Red Fox; Golden Jackal; East Caucasian Tur; Brown Bear; Gray Wolf; Armenian Mouflon.

Habitats Covered

coastline, mudflats, forest, wetlands, broad-leaved forests, scrub, semi-desert, steppe

Expected Climate

temperatures vary from average lows of 9°C (48°F) to a high of 20°C (68°F) on the coast to a low of close to freezing in the higher mountains.

Max Group Size

10 with 1 Rockjumper Tour Leader & Local Leader

Tour Pace & Walking

easy to moderate


comfortable hotels & homestays

Ease of Birding

easy to moderate

Photographic Opportunities

worthwhile to good

Azerbaijan - Caucasus & Caspian Birding 2025

16 Apr 2025 - 30 Apr 2025 (15 days)

USD6,500 - Spaces Available


Tour Leader: Lev Frid

Pricing notes : *Prices are estimated and dates may change*

Tour price (Per person): USD6,500 * GBP5,302 * EUR6,132 * AUD10,010

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