Lake Lisi is a small, reed-fringed lake that is easily accessible from Tbilisi by public transport. The lake has many species typical for the region. Booming Great Bittern, and one of the few spots in the country where Paddyfield Warbler breed regularly.
Lake Lisi can be easily accessed by car or taxi from Tbilisi. There is a recreational area with a restaurant at the south side of the lake, so the area is well-known. A circular trail around the lake is possible, but the section along the northern half of the lake is most interesting for birding.
Terrain and HabitatLake, Reedbeds, Scattered trees and bushes
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitSpring
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Accessible byFoot, Bicycle, Wheelchair
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
Update April 2021: Since my last visit there has been a lot of development. The former path around the lake is now fully paved and the number of restaurants etc. has increased considerably. However, the reedbed hasn't been touched. On a sunday with fine weather the place was very crowded, so better not to go on a weekend. Or start early (before 10 AM).