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GEORGIA: THE CAUCASUS

Tuesday 1st May - Wednesday 9th May 2018

DANI LOPEZ-VELASCO

Barred Warbler (Dani Lopez-Velasco)

Barred Warbler (Dani Lopez-Velasco)

Our short tour to the High Caucasus of Georgia was a highly enjoyable and successful one. Most important, we had excellent views of all the Caucasian specialities: Caucasian Snowcock, Caucasian Grouse, Green Warbler, Caucasian (Mountain) Chiffchaff and (Caucasian) Great Rosefinch, amidst some spectacular scenery. We also found several sought-after species such as Bearded Vulture (Lammergeier), Krüper´s Nuthatch, no less than 7 Wallcreepers, giving amazing views, Semicollared Flycatcher, Red-fronted Serin and Common Rock Thrush, amongst others. A visit to Jandari lake gave us nesting Eastern Imperial Eagle and an unexpected Demoiselle Crane. Our 3-day extension to Chachuna, in the South East of the country, gave us plenty of new birds, including Black Francolin, Saker Falcon, Barred, Eastern Orphean and Menetries´s Warblers and thousands of Rosy Starlings.

Rosy Starlings (Dani Lopez-Velasco)

Rosy Starlings (Dani Lopez-Velasco)