Ponichala Reserve / Krtsanisi park

Tblisi  >  Georgia

A city park next to a highway, but remarkebly rich in birds. A good spot if you have a spare day in Tblisi.

Added* by Maurice de Graaf
Most recent update 12 February 2020
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The park has paved roads and locals drive through the park and picknick on the grass. The park looks more like an open forest with grass. There are six woodpecker species here, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Syrian Woodpecker, Eurasian Green Woodpecker and Black Woodpecker. Other woodland birds include many visible Golden Oriole, nice krynicki subspecies of the Eurasian Jay with a black cap and Eurasian Scops Owl. Closer to the Kura river are wetlands and reedbeds which I did not explore.



You can reach te park via the Rustavi highway. You can apparently drive your car through the park, but obviously you will see more birds when walking

Terrain and Habitat




Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter , Spring


Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


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