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    Guldenstadt's Redstart by Francesco Veronesi.

    GEORGIA

    Best Wildlife in Georgia

    Mammals
    East Caucasian Taur and Chamois. Also a chance of Brown Bear, Wolf and Wild Cat.

    Birds
    The lists below are for the early part of the northern spring.

    Specialities
    Caucasian Black Grouse, Caucasian Snowcock, Guldenstadt's Redstart and Caucasian Great Rosefinch, as well as Chukar, Caucasian Chiffchaff, Menetries’s Warbler, Red-fronted Serin and (White-winged) Snowfinch. Also an outside chance of Caspian Snowcock.

    Others
    Lammergeier and Wallcreeper, as well as Black Francolin, (Eurasian) Black, Egyptian and (Eurasian) Griffon Vultures, Golden, Lesser Spotted, Short-toed and Steppe Eagles, Long-legged and ‘Steppe’ Buzzards, White-winged Tern, Alpine Swift, Golden (European) Bee-eater, (Eurasian) Hoopoe, Lesser Grey Shrike, Alpine and Red-billed Choughs, Shore Lark (penicillata), (White-throated) Dipper, Great Reed and (Eastern) Orphean Warblers, (Eastern) Black-eared, Isabelline and Pied Wheatears, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Blue and Rufous-tailed Rock Thrushes, Alpine Accentor, Red-throated and Water Pipits, Yellow Wagtail (including Black-headed feldegg), Black-headed, Ortolan and Rock Buntings, Twite and Rock Sparrow. Also a chance of Ruddy Shelduck, Imperial and White-tailed Eagles, Kruper’s and Western Rock Nuthatches, Barred and Moustached Warblers, and Semi-collared Flycatcher, as well as, later in spring, an increased chance of other possibilities such as Dalmatian and Great White Pelicans (both at Lake Kartakhistha), Pygmy Cormorant (there is a nesting colony near Tbilisi), White Stork (Javakheti), Levant Sparrowhawk, Common Crane (Javakheti), Armenian (Javakheti), Caspian and Great Black-headed Gulls, European Roller, Green Warbler and Rosy Starling.

    Plants
    Georgia has an amazing array of wild flowers for such a small country, including thirteen species of Primula, many gentians and fritillaries, and rare orchids such as Hooded Orchid, Steven’s Orchid and Caucasian Helleborine.

    Best Sites for Wildlife in Georgia