migratory birds

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  • Rare Baillon's crake spotted in Gandoman wetland 2019-08-05 17:38

    Rare Baillon's crake spotted in Gandoman wetland

    TEHRAN – Rare bird species of Baillon's crake have been spotted for the first time in Gandoman wetland located in the southwestern province of Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari, said Shahram Ahmadi, the provincial department of environment chief.

  • Locals build bird nests; flocks of storks fly to western Iran 2019-06-02 20:12

    Locals build bird nests; flocks of storks fly to western Iran

    TEHRAN – Locals started to build tens of nests for storks in the western city of Marivan, Kordestan province, which attracted many of the birds to stay during the warm season, IRNA reported.

  • Four bird species being eaten into extinction 2019-05-13 19:12

    ‘Four bird species on the edge of extinction’

    TEHRAN – An ornithology expert, Alireza Hashemi, has warned that four bird species are on the verge of extinction in Iran, driven by the destruction of natural habitats, hunting, and other destructive human actions.

  • Flamingos return back to Gavkhuni wetland after 2 years 2019-05-11 22:35

    Flamingos return to Gavkhuni wetland after 2 years

    TEHRAN – Flamingos landed once again in recently replenished Gavkhuni wetland in central province of Isfahan, after 2 years, the provincial department of environment deputy director has said.

  • World Migratory Bird Day: habitat destruction posing threats to the species 2019-05-10 22:00

    World Migratory Bird Day: habitat destruction posing threats to the species

    TEHRAN — Unsustainable development leading to habitat destruction is one of the major threats to migratory birds, Masoud Hosseini, an official with Iran’s Department of Environment has said.

  • Namak Lake not to generate SDSs this year: official 2019-05-05 20:53

    Namak Lake not to generate SDSs this year: official

    TEHRAN – Namak Lake, located in the central Qom province, will not be a hotspot for sand and dust storms (SDSs) for a year due to the recent rainfall which moisturized the soil, Masoud Baqerzadeh Karimi, the director general of aquatic ecosystems at the Department of Environment has said.

  • 2 rare bird species spotted in southern Iran 2019-04-27 22:48

    2 rare bird species spotted in southern Iran

    TEHRAN – Two rare species of rock bunting and masked booby have been spotted for the first time in Bandar Genaveh, southern Bushehr province, Mohammad Tolideh, chief of Bushehr department of environment has announced.

  • Northwestern Kani Barazan Wetland play host to 30,000 migratory birds 2019-03-16 10:56

    Northwestern Kani Barazan Wetland play host to 30,000 migratory birds

    TEHRAN — Some 30,000 migratory birds have winged their ways to Kani Barazan Wetland, located in northwestern province of West Azarbaijan, Mahabad chief of department of environment has said.

  • Over 8,000 lesser white-fronted geese wintering in northwestern Iran 2019-01-18 23:18

    Over 8,000 lesser white-fronted geese wintering in northwest Iran

    TEHRAN – about 8,000 endangered population of lesser white-fronted geese were are wintering in West Azarbaijan province, northwestern part of the country, head of wildlife monitoring affairs at the provincial department of environment has said.

  • Migratory birds wintering in Iran increased by 26.5% 2018-12-31 10:34

    Migratory birds wintering in Iran increased by 26.5%

    TERHAN – The total population of migratory birds took flight to spend the cold season in the country increased by 26.5 percent last winter compared to a year earlier, head of aquatic animals and wildlife affairs at the Department of Environment (DOE) has said.

  • Migratory birds return to Hour al-Azim wetland 2018-12-27 10:15

    Migratory birds return to Hour al-Azim wetland

    TEHRAN – Hour al-Azim wetland has been suffering water scarcity in recent years, which posed a threat to bird migration, while recent autumnal rainfall led to migratory birds flying over the area again to stay in the cold season.

  • Rainfalls bring back life to Bamdej wetland, southwestern Iran 2018-12-16 21:12

    Rainfalls bring back life to Bamdej wetland, southwestern Iran

    TEHRAN – Bamdej Wetland, located 40 kilometers northwest of Ahvaz, Khuzestan province, has been filled with water after autumn rainfalls, while suffering a significant drop in water level during summer, deputy director of Khuzestan province’s environment department general said.

  • Migratory birds 2018-12-10 10:57

    Migratory birds winter in Karun River

    Migratory birds have winged their ways to Karun River, southwestern province of Khuzestan, once again this year. 

  • Whooper swans come to northern Iran two weeks earlier 2018-12-08 23:01

    Whooper swans come to northern Iran two weeks earlier

    TEHRAN – Whooper swans, the last group of migratory birds spending winter in northern Iran, landed in Miankaleh wetland in eastern part of Mazandaran province two weeks earlier, deputy director for the provincial department of environment (DOE) has said.

  • Illegal bird hunting violations to be pursued vigorously: Mazandaran Prosecutor 2018-12-04 10:21

    Illegal bird hunting violations to be pursued vigorously: Mazandaran prosecutor

    TEHRAN – While the lack of serious supervision over the past years has led to a huge number of illegal mist nets installed in the country’s valuable wildlife habitats, any act of illegal shooting, trapping or persecuting the birds will be harshly punished in accordance with the law, Mazandaran province’s prosecutor has said.

  • Photo depicts migratory birds in Hour-al Azim wetland taken in January 2017 (IRNA/ Mohammad Reza Khabbazan) 2018-09-08 00:34

    Hour al-Azim wetland wildfire threatens bird migration

    TEHRAN — Should the wildfire in Hour al-Azim wetland continues throughout autumn it would become a threat to bird migration in the area, head of Khuzestan province’s department of environment has said.

  • Photo by Soheil Faraji / ISNA 2018-04-29 10:06

    Lake Urmia, habitat of some 35,000 flamingos

    TEHRAN – Some 35,000 migratory flamingos are now living in Lake Urmia and the seasonally-flooded wetlands in the region, said an official with West Azarbaijan province’s department of environment.

  • Far Eastern curlew 2018-04-23 20:36

    Wetlands destruction the main threat to curlews

    TEHRAN – Destruction of wetlands, especially in Asia, is the main threat to curlews’ lives, said director general for aquatic wildlife office of the Department of Environment.

  •  migratory birds 2018-02-18 11:37

    A heaven for migratory birds

    Flocks of migratory geese are shown at a wetland habitat situated in Iran’s northern Mazandaran province, February 16, 2018.

  • Mazandran province heaven for migratory birds 2018-02-17 19:47

    Mazandaran, a heaven for migratory birds

    Flocks of migratory geese are shown at a wetland habitat situated in Iran’s northern Mazandaran province, February 16, 2018.

  • Photo depicts some migratory birds particularly at Sorkhrud wetland on January 7, 2018. (Credit: Mehdi Mohebipour/Mizan Online) 2018-01-25 13:24

    Sorkhrud wetland, a refuge for migratory birds

    TEHRAN - Flocks of migratory birds particularly geese have taken refuge at Sorkhrud wetland in the northern Iranian province of Mazandaran.

  • Migratory birds 2017-12-05 11:48

    Migratory birds flocking to Karun 

    The first flock of migratory birds including ivory gulls, herons, and cormorant, have flown to the Karun river to winter in southern Iran.   Every year with the onset of cold seasons many migratory birds wing their ways to tropical areas near the Persian Gulf and the wetlands located in southern Iran which supply them with adequate food and warmth.

  • Sorkhrud wetland hosts thousands of migratory birds 2016-12-27 09:32

    Sorkhrud wetland hosts thousands of migratory birds

    TEHRAN - Flocks of migratory geese are shown at Sorkhrud wetland in the northern Iranian province of Mazandaran on December 25, 2016.

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    In focus: Miankaleh Peninsula in northern Iran

    One of the richest ecological havens in West Asia and perhaps in the region, Miankaleh Peninsula is home to many migratory birds and reptile species.