Month: May 2019

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Best Bird Watching Season

Three biological geographic regions of the world (Palearctic, Afrotropical, and Oriental) has affected the nature of Iran. This makes it possible for bird watchers to record the African, European and Indian species at appropriate times. Iran is on the way to the mainstream of many migratory birds. For bird watching, the second half of the year based on the Iranian calendar (Oct - Feb) is a good time for the…

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MacQueen’s Bustard

It is a large bird that living mainly on dry or sandy steppes. Macqueen’s Bustard will be found in the plains and desert areas of the center to east of Iran, which are  low bushes. Deserts and semi-deserts of southern Khorasan are one of the most important habitats of Bustard life. This specie is very well adapted to the desert life. Macqueen’s Bustard  is an important species of wildlife in…

Symbolic Meaning of Peacock

The symbolic meaning of the Peacock in Persian contexts: Ornaments, Luxury, Pride, Grandeur, Self-absorption, Judgment Day, Life full of love, Royal life, Beauty, Reign, Dignity, Fame, Material pride, Immortality, Being praised by everyone. In legendary and folk beliefs the peacock is the destroyer of the Serpent. So, it is known as the cause of fertility. In addition, in grudges and heretic oaths this bird was mentioned. It has also been…

World Migratory Bird Day in Iran

World Migratory Bird Day is and international event that importance of migratory birds has been emphasized to maintain the balance of land, ecosystem and human beings. In order to increase global attention to the issue of the importance of migratory birds, since 2006, the African-Eurasian Water-Migrated Birds Agreements (AEWA) have been naming and hosting the International Day of Migratory Birds. Each year, the theme of the International Day of Migratory…

Iran’s Mountaineering and Climbing Destinations

The Alborz and Zagros mountain ranges combine to create an extensive and wrinkled landscape covering much of Iran. You'll find sport-climbing, big walls, bouldering, trad and aid climbing, easy-access ski resorts, remote ski-touring, ice-climbing, mountaineering, and trekking, and even deep water soloing. You go on any kind of adventure you like in this country. Iran's Mountain Climbing Destinations In addition, the amazing food, friendly people, low prices, reliable winter snow and…

Ancient Night sky

The northwestern edge of Iran boasts the presence of old religious and cultural relics. One of these places is St. Dzor Dzor Monastery, which is also known as St. Mary Church. In fact, the church is the only remnant of the monastery which was destroyed over the past years. Dzor Dzor Church was introduced as Unesco World Heritage site in July, 6th, 2008 and it’s also one of the most…