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The beautiful Batumi Botanical Gardens boast one of the widest varieties of flora in the world, but also is a great place for birdwatching.
Batumi Botanical Garden, located at the distance of 9 km from the center of Batumi, occupies the area of 109 hectare of approximately 1 km stripe of Southern-Western section of the coastline located between the river Chakvistskali estuary and the Green Cape, being spread to the height of 0-220 meters from the sea level. Batumi Botanical Garden was established in 1912 by the prominent botanist and geographer Andrey Krasnov. These lush green surroundings attract many birds. During migration and especially on rainy days, many migrants come down and can be seen in the gardens. It is the best site near Batumi for Krüper's Nuthatch. Check the pine trees along the asphalted road that leads towards the entrance of the garden. Among the many other birds that can be seen are Golden Oriole, Spotted Flycatcher, European Honey-buzzard, Hoopoe, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Red-backed Shrike, Hooded Crow, Blackcap and during autumn migration you have a chance to spot Thrush Nightingale and Green Warbler.
It is easy to reach the botanical gardens from Batumi. The minibus number 31 with the last stop at the entrance of the Batumi Botanical garden is the best option out of the tree: Two other – one by bus N15, and minibus number 40 till Chakvi will guide you to the destination.