Birdwatching Route

Birdwatching Route

The road

The main attraction of the route is birdwatching from the Sakdari mountain. From this place it is often possible to see, even with unarmed eye many different migratory bird species. And if you have binoculars with you, you might see them in details.

A route starts at the turn of village Shuamta, where is already installed sign of Elza Makaradze’s guesthouse. There is a ground road all the way and follows the ascent. It is noteworthy that till the last sign the road is signed with the following mark: "Raptor watchpoint". Approximately after 3 km the ground road ends and the route continues along the slope, with the hiking path, which brings us to the destination point. At the peak of the mountain, which is called Sakdrisi mountain, there is a watch point from where bird watching is possible. From this place you can enjoy amazing panoramic views of the Black Sea at the one hand and beautiful gorge on the other, where migratory birds fly over. There are some guest houses for tourists which are interested in ornithology.



  • Route Type: Hiking, Vehicle
  • Route Length: 3.5 km
  • Route Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Road type: Ground road, hiking trail
  • Route Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance from Batumi: 18 km
  • Min/Max m. above sea-level: 21/400
  • Cellular network coverage: Completely

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