Birding and nature watching hotspots

Davit Gareji

The area of Davit Gareji is one of the most spectacular sights in Georgia, both for wildlife and for history. One of the oldest Christian monasteries in the world is nestled amongst multi-colored rolling hills and arid badland landscapes.

Attractions for birdwatchers are breeding colonies of Eurasian Griffon and Egyptian Vultures, breeding Imperial Eagles, Chukar (March through April), Roller, Hoopoe, Blue Rock Thrush; large aggregations of Eurasian Bee-eaters, Rose-coloured Starling (May-June), and Rock Dove. Also can be seen raptors such as: Long-legged Buzzard, Common and Lesser Kestrels, Cinereous Vulture, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Short-toed Snake-eagle, and Saker Falcon. Passerines include: Calandra Lark, Crag Martin, Rufous-tailed Scrub-robin, Isabelline Wheatear, Finsch’s and Pied Wheatears, Willow Warbler, Orphean Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Rock Nuthatch, Lesser Grey Shrike, Woodchat Shrike, Spanish Sparrow, Rock Sparrow, Black-headed, Rock and Ortolan Buntings.
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