Would you like to see more of Georgia? Interested to travel to various destinations in Georgia's interior and explore the diverse culture and nature of the Caucasus? Are you keen to see the Caucasus 'Big five'-birds (Caucasian Black Grouse, Caucasian Snowcock, Great Rosefinch, Güldenstadts redstart, Caucasian Chiffchaff)? Would you like to combine Batumi migration with a fully organized trip lead by experienced guides?
Batumi Birding has close ties to bird conservation, as the majority of its revenue goes towards our projects in Batumi and Georgia. Batumi Birding is expert in organised tailor made birding-trips though Georgia and can offer you tours to enjoy the “Big Five” Caucasian birds. All of our trips are lead by experienced BRC bird-tour leaders, in English, Dutch, French or German.
Autumn Batumi packages
For this autumn we have 3 different package trips ready, to discover the most of Batumi migration.
The main high-end event is the Batumi Birding Festival, from 13 until 20 september. Get an unforgettable birdwatching experience, with highly diverse bird migration, top talks and interesting workshops at a four-star hotel.
More low-key events, but with a similar program are the Birding weeks. You get a similar set of day trips like the festival but stay in the village guesthouses, perfect for enjoying authentic Georgian culture and a with decent comfort level. The evening lectures are held in the village café and given by BRC-volunteers.
This year, we'll have the Batumi Honey Week from 30 August until 6th of September. The week is timed to coincide with the Honey buzzard and Montagu's harrier peak, and is likely to be very spectacular.
The second one, the Batumi Eagle Week will take place from 27 september until 4 october and is timed to coincide with Steppe buzzard and eagle migration.
Batumi Partner Trips
We work together with foreign tour operators to provide fully guided trips to Batumi and
For this autumn, we have the following trips:
STARLING reizen (BE): 29aug-6sept, timed for the Honey buzzard peak and lead by one of the founders of the Batumi Raptor Count. A donation to the project is included! http://www.starlingreizen.be/reizen/fenomenale-roofvogelreis-batumi
Batumi Birding also runs tours to inland Georgia and the Caucasus.
These tours are conveniently timed in between the birding weeks and festival, so a stay at the migration watch points in Batumi can be easily combined with several package trips available.
Although the variety of raptors can keep one busy for quite some time, Batumi and it's surroundings, and Georgia in general have a whole lot more to offer! Ranging from subtropical forest in Adjara over the badlands and riparian forests in the east and from the alpine landscapes of the Caucasus to the sandstone cliffs and steppes of the south. The variety of natural landscapes and diversity of plants and wildlife in this small country is simply astonishing. Because of this, a lot of species can be observed in a relatively short amount of time. While visiting the Batumi bottleneck, many have experienced some splendid birding and enjoyed wonderful nature all around Georgia.
Especially the Chorokhi delta south of Batumi and the harbour area prove to be particular favorites of many birders. The forests around counting station 3 in Chakvistavi, in the Mtirala National Park, reveal some wonderful floral high notes and several volunteers found themselves adoring Georgian wildlife on Kazbegi's mountains, Vardzia's cliffs and Ninotsminda's steppes and lake...
A classic Kazbegi-trip will take you for four days in the Greater Caucasus, to search the 'Big Five'.
Our Zekari-Vardzia-trip takes you to Zekari-pass to see the Caspian Snowcock and Caucasian Black Grouse and over to Vardzia on a 5-day trip. We offer these trips at request, and you can choose to start and end from either Batumi or Tbilisi. Please visit our website (under construction) for more information or email us directly for further inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org