Demoiselle Crane. Photo by Kristian Goner.

Demoiselle Crane. Photo by Kristian Goner.

Winter Adventure

2 to 9 March 2019

This trip offers a combination of Caucasian high-mountain specialties and huge numbers of wintering birds, with the potential of finding a number of highly-wanted Western Palearctic rarities!

White-throated Robin

White-throated Robin

Caucasus Royal

10 to 20 May 2019

This trip to Georgia and Armenia takes you through snow-covered mountains, vast steppes and desert-like gorges. You will come home with a stunning list of species that includes most of the highlights of the region.

Crested Honey Buzzard. Photo by Jan Ranson.

Crested Honey Buzzard. Photo by Jan Ranson.

Crested HB Week

14 to 21 Sep 2019

The mid of September brings the largest diversity of raptors to Batumi, including 7 species of eagle. It is also the best time to find the Crested Honey Buzzard, a major rarity for which Batumi is probably the best place in the West Palearctic.

 
Booted Eagle. Photo by Albert de Jong.

Booted Eagle. Photo by Albert de Jong.

Eagle Week

24 Sep to 1 Oct 2019

Beside the special programme of the festival, end of September marks the passage of thousands of eagles through Batumi. Steppe Buzzards reach their peak, with over 100,000 in a single day. Join the Batumi Eagle Festival Week to witness this spectacle.

Great Rosefinch. Photo by Dachi Shoshitashvili.

Great Rosefinch. Photo by Dachi Shoshitashvili.

Svaneti Extension

21 to 23 Sep 2019

Combine your stay in Batumi or the Birding Festival with a trip to Svaneti. The region is home to all Caucasian endemics, and boasts some of the most spectacular landscapes in Georgia.