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Chorokhi Delta

Ajara  >  Georgia

Attractive delta area with riparian forest, active and abandoned arms of Choroki River, ponds, meadows, scrubs and a beach section.

Added by W Meinken

Description

The Chorokhi Delta is located close to Batumi and particularly good during migration, when all kinds of migrants can be expected: raptors, herons, waders, rails, passerines, etc. On a good day birds are virtually everywhere and chances are fair to see rarities like Black-winged Pratincole, Sociable Lapwing, Grey-headed Swamphen, Little Crake or Baillon's Crake. On the negative side: many hunters especially during the weekends, and Batumi's landfill can be smelled. But definitely not to be missed when in Ajara!

Details

Access

Best to access from the E70 leading from Batumi to the Turkish border at Sarpi. After passing the bridge over Chorokhi River turn right, on a huge rest place for lorries. Then drive along one of the tracks in direction of the coast.

Alternative access is from the coastal road from Batumi, passing the waster water treatment plant. But only the much smaller, northern part of the delta can be accessed from here.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Beach, Mud flats, Reedbeds, Sea, River, Scattered trees and bushes, Forest, Grassland

Conditions

Flat, Swampy, No shadow, High water possible, Open landscape

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration, Autumn migration

Route

Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle, Car

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Links

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Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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