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, combining 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. Also visits tot the Botanical gardens of Batumi, the National Parc Mtirala and the Chorokhi Delta are included. 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.
Lead by the identification-specialist Nils van Duivendijk, author of the widely praised "Advanced bird ID guide", you're in good hands for an overdose of bird migration.
In autumn 2012 at least 1.000.000 (1 million!) migrating birds of prey were recorded! Several days exceeded more then 100.000 individuals! An unseen phenomena at the edge of Europe. And Batumi offers more then raptor migration alone and during this trip, we'll pay plenty of attention to migratory passerines, waterfowl and waders. Almost every day we will start at one of the count stations, and, depending on the migration, will stay or move to bird in other areas nearby.
In the itinerary, there is a visit to Mtirala National Park and a boat trip in the Kolheti wetland included. Please refer to their website
for more details.
This tour focuses on raptor and passerine migration
in southwest Georgia near the coastal city of Batumi. During this trip we will try to 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 maybe 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 trip!
On this trip, the renowned top birder David 'Billy' Herman will guide you in Dutch
, together with a Georgian guide, covering all Georgian key destinations, from the Greater
(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, Ruddy Shelduck and others
whilst keeping a focus on other wildlife as well. The tour ends with a climax of raptor migration at it's most diverse. 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
After careful consideration, the BRC Board has decided to end the cooperation with the travel agency Kaukasus Plus. A loss of trust has given us reason to believe that a further cooperation would not be beneficial for the project.