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Russian-Georgian Friendship monument

Caucasus  >  Georgia

A 'must stop' place on your way to Kazbegi. It is a monument and viewpoint to overlook the high Caucasus.

Added by Maurice de Graaf

Description

You will reach the monument on your drive from Tblisi to Kazbegi, a few kilometers before the Jvari pass. It is a tourist attraction with car park and people selling food and memorabilia.  There is a large observation platform and a smaller one near the car park. Look up for migrating birds like European Honey-buzzardLevant SparrowhawkBlack Kite or local Golden EagleAlpine Swift or Common Raven. On the rocks below you can see species like Red-billed ChoughYellow-billed ChoughAlpine AccentorWallcreeper and Ring Ouzel. Check the grassland for Water Pipit and Red-fronted Serin

Details

Access

Easily accessible. The small platform is next to the car park, the bigger platform in a 5 minute walk over a wide paved path. 

Terrain and Habitat

Mountain

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring, Autumn

Best time to visit

Spring

Route

Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle, Car

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Birdingplaces Near

A few kilometers up the road to Kazbegi, you cross the Jvari pass. It is worth while keep looking outside and occasionally stop the car and check the area.

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu

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Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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