Category: Hogo Birding

Best Birdwatching Binoculars in the World

  The Specifications of a Good Pair of Binoculars Depending on the amount of money you can set aside for buying binoculars, we try to elaborate on the best binoculars (also suitable for stargazing and safari) you can buy. Buying binoculars may be a bit tricky, when you choose to buy binoculars it is crucial to have two factors in mind and these factors are: 1- Usage of the binoculars…

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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…

Say Hello to Spring

Regarding the migration time of many species in this season, we see the arrival of the first groups of migratory birds to Iran, such as Red-breasted Flycatcher, Little Ringed Plover, Siberian Stonechat, Steppe Gray Shrike, Menetries’s and Sykes’s Warblers, Eurasian Wryneck , … as well as number of Wheatears like Black-eared Wheatear and Fincher's Wheatear  are also visible in the mountains of the great city of Tehran in these days.…

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Rainfall and the Arrival of Birds to Iran

The analytical report of the Iran country rainfall in the current year has shown a significant increase in rainfall over the past year since autumn until now. So that some of the country's wetlands, such as "Gavkhoni International Wetland" on the central plateau of Iran, "Hamoon Wetland and Lake" in Sistan and Baluchestan Province, "Heleh Wetland" in Bushehr Province, Bisheh Dalan Lagoon in Borujerd City, have got a new life…

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World Migratory Birds Day

  11 May and 12 October 2019 World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is an annual campaign for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats  and ultimately attention to environmental preservation. This day is of particular importance because of the international event and people around the world tack action and do public activities such as birdwatching, exhibitions, education programs on this day and celebrate WMBD. The main days for the…

World Sparrow Day

World Sparrow Day is celebrated on March 20, 2019. World Sparrow Day is a day designated to raise awareness of the House Sparrow and other common birds to urban environments, and of threats to their populations. It is an international initiative by the Nature Forever Society of India in collaboration with the Eco-Sys Action Foundation (France) and numerous other national and international organizations across the world. The idea of marking…