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River Akhouryan

Shirak  >  Armenia

Hike through a gorge along river Akhouryan. This very scenic area is part of Lake Arpi National Park and a very nice area for birding.

Added by W Meinken

Description

A very scenic trail through a gorge along river Akhouryan. The gorge is located inside Lake Arpi National Park. Along the trail there is plenty of wildlife to be observed. Common Sandpiper breeds along this part of the river. Other birds you can see here are Rock Bunting, Lesser Spotted Eagle, Booted Eagle, Black Stork, Mountain Chiffchaff, Citrine Wagtail and many more. The area is also good during migration (many Common Buzzard and European Honey-buzzard, Levant Sparrowhawk, etc.).

Details

Access

Best to start hiking from the bridge crossing river Akhouryan, on the road between Mets Sepasar and Krasar. Parking is possible there. Trails are on both sides of the river, but the one on the eastern side seems to be more interesting. The route you see on the map is 10 km (one way).

Terrain and Habitat

Mountain, Canyon/cliff, River, Scattered trees and bushes

Conditions

Mountainous, Rocky, Slippery

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring

Route

Narrow trail, Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Birdingplaces Near

Other sites in Lake Arpi National Park.

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Comments

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