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Amberd area, Mount Aragats

Aragatsotn  >  Armenia

A small part of an upland area with a derelict village and rocky outcrops. The whole mountain is worth prospecting.

Added by Axel Kirby

Description

Several species of mountain and moorland passerines and the derelict buildings add further opportunities. In spring, there are migratory raptors and Painted Lady butterflies.

Details

Access

Own transport is needed to get to this location and to relocate. Good walking shoes for moving off-road.

Terrain and Habitat

Scattered trees and bushes, Plateau, Mountain, Moors/heathland

Conditions

Hilly, Rocky, Mountainous, Open landscape

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

Spring

Best time to visit

Spring migration

Route

Paved road, Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot, Car

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Extra info

In springtime, it's probable that there will be snow on the ground and this may prevent exploration on foot or by car. Bring warm clothes. At this time of year (May), the ground will have spectacular carpets of flowers.

The suggested site is spread over three miles of road. At one one end is a gorge with Amberd Castle, a historic church, a rough restaurant and toilets (where there may be a swallow's nest).

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Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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