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Mtirala National Park

Adjara region  >  Georgia

Pristine Caucasian forest with a nice walking trail.

Description

In Mtirala National Park the plant diversity is very high with a lot of Caucasian specialties. Birds are not so numerous but the species that can be seen are interesting, especially woodpeckers (e.g. White-backed Woodpecker). Along the river, Grey Wagtail and White-throated Dipper are numerous. Alongside the White-backed Woodpecker other woodpeckers like Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Black Woodpecker and Grey-headed Woodpecker can be found. The streams harbor a special species of salamander, only found in the Caucasus.

Details

Access

Trails can be easily accessed at the Mtirala Park Administration (gps: 41.6799 41.860). Click on the P in the map to get directions. There is a small museum there as well. The suggested walking route on the Birdingplaces-map below is about 9 km. Alternatively you can walk to the waterfall and back to the park administration, most species can be seen along that route.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest, Mountain, River

Conditions

Mountainous, Swampy

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

Spring

Best time to visit

Spring

Route

Unpaved road, Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Strenuous

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Extra info

Take plenty of water and put on your best hiking boots, the paths here can be slippery.

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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