Ecotours Georgia is expert in tailor made birding-trips
though Georgia and is specialized in tours to enjoy the “Big Five” Caucasian birds.
All of their trips are lead by experienced native Georgian
bird-tour leaders, in English
. They also provide customized trips for mammal-, butterfly- and plant-watching and have special photography tours.The Kazbegi-
trip will take you for five days in the Greater Caucasus, to search the 'Big Five
trip takes you to Zekari-pass to see the Caspian Snowcock
and Caucasian Black Grouse
and over to Vardzia
on a 4-day trip. They offer these trips at request, and you can choose to start and end from either Batumi or Tbilisi
. Please visit their website
for more information and email them directly
for further inquiries.
The trip revolves entirely around Batumi and it's migration, combing the raptor watching with birding hotspots nearby. The timing of this tour coincides with very divers migration, including high numbers of Honey buzzards, Montagu's harriers, Levant Sparrowhawks and the first Pallid harriers, Long-legged buzzards, eagles and others. But the migration is not only about birds of prey. The abundance of waders and passerines is huge and Rollers, Bee-eaters, Lesser Gray shrikes and Orioles are everywhere. The trip is guided by Pim Wolf, one of the best Dutch birders, a gull-expert and a highly skilled migration counter. Departure from Amsterdam. Please consult Inezia's website for more details.
This unique tour focuses on raptor and passerine migration
in southwest Georgia near the coastal city of Batumi. During this splendid trip we will focus on the raptor migration, and enjoy this spectacle together with the volunteers of the Batumi Raptor Count which have recorded last year no less then 1 million raptors
! Next to raptors we also visit several good marsh
and mountainous areas
to focus also on the ongoing passerine migration and to find some local goodies such as Kruper’s Nuthatch, Caspian Snowcock and Caucasian Black Grouse.
This tour is lead by Machiel Valkenburg
together with a local Georgian guide and is suitable for both Dutch
speakers. Please see www.rubythroatbirding.com
for more information on this fantastic trip!
On this trip, Billy will guide you in Dutch
, together with a Georgian guide, starting from Tbilisi
, to the Greater Caucasus
(Kazbegi) over the Lesser Caucasus
(Ninotsminda, Vardzia, Borjomi, Zekari) to Batumi
. Target species include all Caucasian bird-specialties
and other treats such as four species of Vultures, Wallcreeper, Red-fronted serin, Alpine accentor, Blue rock thrush, Dalmatian pelican, Casarca, ao
whilst keeping a focus on other wildlife as well. The tour ends with a climax of raptor migration at it's most divers. Expect mixed flocks of Honey
and Steppe Buzzards
with Black kites
and Booted Eagles,
high numbers of Pallid harriers
and Lesser spotted eagles
with a good chance to see Greater Spotted
and Steppe Eagle
or even a Crested Honey buzzard
! Find out more here
Kaukasus Plus Reizen is a Dutch-Georgian
tour operator that offers a broad array of nature and culture-tours
in Georgia and Armenia. Their itineraries range from bird watching, over mountain hikes, horse-back riding and cultural trips to wine-tours. With reliable local partners, they can fulfill every holiday wish, open for all request. Flexibility and customer service in the region where the hospitality was invented is what drives them.
This birdwatching tour is lead by Jos van Oostveen
and Gennadi Tamliani
, combining Kazbegi
. A description and itinerary of this trip can be found on their website