Zurab Javakhishvili

25 Years Guiding Experience

works for the Institute of Ecology at Ilia State University as a researcher. He has been involved in many wildlife conservation projects, including radio-telemetry monitoring for globally endangered species within the Caucasus. Zura has traveled widely within Georgia, leading birdwatching tours for over ten years, focusing on mountainous and semi-arid landscapes where he has spent a great amount of time studying vulture and galliform ecology. As a naturalist, he has a thorough understanding of the region’s fauna and flora, and is always enthusiastic about sharing this information with others. His knowledge and experience have resulted in a number of important publications on the birdlife of Georgia, including "Raptors and Owls of Georgia," and "A Birdwatching Guide to Georgia." Zura is also an accomplished nature photographer; his works on the wildlife of the region can be appreciated in various international and national publications. Zura leads an active lifestyle, and when not studying birds he enjoys mountaineering, hiking, and mountain biking.

Languages I speak: 
English - Fluently 
Russian - Fluently

Tours From My Experience

My Team

Ecotours Georgia was established by the wildlife conservationists and nature lowers to develop sustainable tourism in Georgia, involve local people in tourism related projects and conserve Georgian flora and fauna. We are coming from the Georgian nature conservation NGO's and used to work on various projects regarding the bird conservation such as; Caucasian Black Grouse Project, Vultures of Georgia, Important Bird Areas in Georgia and etc. Furthermore, so far there exists only two books regarding the Georgian birds and our staff has worked on both of them (Raptors and Owls of Georgia, Birdwatching guide to Georgia). At the moment most of us are working for the Ilia State university and are involve in various nature conservation projects, also teaching to Bachelors and Master students.