Batumi Bird Festival
September 23 - September 30
During this 7-day event, you will get a unique chance to enjoy one of the best raptor migration hotspots in the world. We will go birding during the massive migration of raptors and other birds on the East Black Sea shore during the day, and enjoy interesting lectures in the evenings. The farewell party on the 29th of September is one that you can’t miss.
This year, we have chosen to organize the Batumi Bird Festival during the peak migration of Steppe Buzzards (over 100,000 on some days) and Eagles (flocks of 100+ including many Lesser Spotted Eagles). But there is more than raptors: massive falls of waders and passerines are frequent in the coastal wetlands, and any eastern species can turn up.
The evening program will host some of the most renown guests in the birding world.