Category: Hogo Birding

World Wildlife Day

World Wildlife Day On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 3 March – the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1973 – as UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. World Wildlife Day has now become the most important global…

Compilation of Glass Painting and Birdwatching

Compilation of Glass Painting and Birdwatching The "One Hundred Flight" exhibition was held at the Saadabad Palace Complex on February 2020 with a gathering of Iranian environmentalists and enthusiasts. Saeed Rezakhan was born in Tehran on March 22, 1977 and has a Associate’s degree in cultural management, a Bachelor’s degree in cultural evaluation and a master's degree in Iranian history. He learned self-taught painting in the back of glass in…

The Lesser Flamingo after years in Iran

The Lesser Flamingo after years in Iran After many years, the Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor) was observed and recorded by Ali Sajjad Jalali in Shadegan Wetland located in Khuzestan Province – Iran. Khuzestan Province is one of the first ranks of biodiversity in the country due to its numerous wetlands and ponds. Shadegan International Wetland in southern Khuzestan is one of the flamingo habitats and thousands of flamingos have been…

World Wetlands Day 2020: Does life still thrive in wetlands?

World Wetlands Day 2020 Every year, World Wetlands Day is celebrated on 2 February. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. Since 1997, the Ramsar Secretariat has provided outreach materials to help raise public awareness about the importance and value of wetlands. Wetlands are rich with biodiversity…

The Squacco Heron

The Squacco Heron Also named Ardeola Ralloides is a small and stocky heron. It breeds in the Middle East and Southern Europe and migrates to Africa for the winter. The Squacco Heron is the smallest heron among the white species in Iran and it looks like a Little Bittern and relatively abundant in summer. Its body is buff-brown but in flight, its wings are white. In breeding phase the feathers…

Bliss bird in nature of Iran

Bliss bird in nature of Iran Lammergeier or Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) is a magnificent bird of mountains whose name is associated with many myths and legends in Iran. It is actually a bearded vulture that lives in the high mountains and cliffs of Africa, Southern Europe and Asia, including Iran. Lammergeier is one of the rare birds of Iran that lives from the northern protected areas to the eastern…

Indian Pond Heron

Indian Pond Heron The Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii) is a small heron and in size and shape it is almost like a Squacco Heron but during the breeding season feathers are different from Squacco Heron. It is breeding in southern Iran. They are usually silent but may make a harsh croak in alarm when flushed or near their nests. Their camouflage is so excellent that they can be approached…

Observation of rare species in Iran

Observation of rare species in Iran The Brahminy Starling  or Brahminy Myna (Sturnia pagodarum) with a black cap and long crest is a rare species in Iran. Its upperparts are gray and the yellow bill with the blue base is remarkable. Often seen in small family groups. It was first observed on November 2014 in the Fars Province by Mr. Ali Azadi and for the second time in February 2016,…