Special Interest tour.

Tour code: BT001

Star Star Star Star Star
Address: Tbilisi, Georgia
Tel: +995 595 321 100

General Information. 

Georgia is home to an impressive number of species of birds that vary from residents, that stay all year around, to breeding birds, that spend a good part of the growing season in Georgia to raise their young, migrants who pass through Georgiawith the seasons, to wintering birds who like to spend a good part of the winter in Georgia to escape colder conditions up north. While many species of birds are relatively common as they are part of the ecosystems of the state, it is always a thrill to stumble upon a rare bird or vagrant, that does not really form part of any the Georgia ecosystems. Maybe it got lost during its travels between its summer and winter residence or it got displaced by bad weather.

Among the species of the checklist of the birds of Georgia you can find  waterfowl and wading birds, a large suite of songbirds, raptors, game birds, swifts and nighthawks, etc., many of which occupy several ecosystems simultaneously, as they fly to and from forests, meadows, shorelines of waters, cities and and urban green spaces. At Birdlist, we have developed a coding system that can help you predict when you may expect a certain species, with a code for seasonality, such as resident, nesting, wintering, etc. A code for abundance will give you a clue on the likelihood that you may actually see a certain species of bird. As we progressed with the coding, we realized that there should be a differentiation in the coding for "common", such as less common, common and very common birds. However, this would require reliable quantative data, which for most states, are not revealed by the commission of bird records. We hope to provide those in the future. In the meantime, enjoy the current checklist of the birds of Georgia.

List of Birds


Species Name


Tetraogallus caucasicus

Caucasian Snowcock

Alectoris chukar


Francolinus francolinus

Black Francolin

Perdix perdix

Grey Partridge

Coturnix coturnix

Common Quail

Tetrao mlokosiewiczi

Caucasian Grouse

Anser albifrons

Greater White-fronted Goose

Anser anser

Greylag Goose

Tadorna ferruginea

Ruddy Shelduck

Tadorna tadorna

Common Shelduck

Anas strepera


Anas platyrhynchos

Mallard or common Mallard

Anas clypeata

Northern Shoveler

Anas acuta

Northern Pintail

Anas querquedula


Anas crecca

Common Teal

Netta rufina

Red-crested Pochard

Aythya nyroca

Ferruginous Pochard

Aythya fuligula

Tufted Duck

Aythya affinis

Lesser Scaup

Melanitta fusca

White-winged Scoter

Mergellus albellus


Jynx torquilla

Eurasian Wryneck

Dendrocopos minor

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Dendrocopos syriacus

Syrian Woodpecker

Dendrocopos leucopterus

White-winged Woodpecker

Picus viridis

Eurasian Green Woodpecker

Picus canus

Grey-faced or headed Woodpecker

Coracias garrulus

European Roller

Merops apiaster

European Bee-eater

Cuculus canorus

Common Cuckoo

Apus apus

Common Swift

Tyto alba

Barn Owl

Otus scops

Common Scops-Owl

Bubo bubo

Eurasian Eagle-Owl

Athene noctua

Little Owl

Asio otus

Long-eared Owl

Asio flammeus

Short-eared Owl

Columba livia

Rock Pigeon

Columba oenas

Stock Pigeon

Columba palumbus

Common Wood-Pigeon

Streptopelia turtur

European Turtle-Dove

Streptopelia decaocto

Eurasian Collared-Dove

Otis tarda

Great Bustard

Grus virgo

Demoiselle Crane

Crex crex

Corn Crake

Porzana parva

Little Crake

Porzana pusilla

Baillon's Crake

Porzana porzana

Spotted Crake

Gallinula chloropus

Common Moorhen

Fulica atra

Common Coot

Scolopax rusticola

Eurasian Woodcock

Limosa limosa

Black-tailed Godwit

Tringa totanus

Common Redshank

Tringa stagnatilis

Marsh Sandpiper

Tringa hypoleucos

Common Sandpiper

Burhinus oedicnemus

Eurasian Thick-knee

Haematopus ostralegus

Eurasian Oystercatcher

Himantopus himantopus

Black-winged Stilt

Recurvirostra avosetta

Pied Avocet

Charadrius dubius

Little Ringed Plover

Vanellus vanellus

Northern Lapwing

Larus cachinnans

Yellow-legged Gull

Larus ichthyaetus

Great Black-headed Gull

Larus ridibundus

Common Black-headed Gull

Larus melanocephalus

Mediterranean Gull

Larus minutus

Little Gull

Gelochelidon nilotica

Gull-billed Tern

Sterna caspia

Caspian Tern

Sterna sandvicensis

Sandwich Tern

Sterna hirundo

Common Tern

Sterna albifrons

Little Tern

Chlidonias leucopterus

White-winged Tern

Chlidonias niger

Black Tern

Pandion haliaetus


Pernis apivorus

European Honey-buzzard

Milvus milvus

Red Kite

Milvus migrans

Black Kite

Haliaeetus albicilla

White-tailed Eagle

Gyps fulvus

Eurasian Griffon

Circaetus gallicus

Short-toed Snake-Eagle or Short-toed-Eagle

Circus aeruginosus

Western or Eurasian Marsh-Harrier

Circus cyaneus

Northern / Hen Harrier

Circus macrourus

Pallid Harrier

Circus pygargus

Montagu's Harrier

Accipiter badius


Accipiter brevipes

Levant Sparrowhawk

Accipiter gentilis

Northern Goshawk

Buteo rufinus

Long-legged Buzzard

Buteo lagopus

Rough-legged Hawk

Aquila pomarina

Lesser Spotted Eagle

Aquila clanga

Greater Spotted Eagle or Spotted Eagle

Aquila rapax

Tawny Eagle

Aquila nipalensis

Steppe Eagle

Aquila heliaca

Imperial Eagle

Hieraaetus pennatus

Booted Eagle

Falco naumanni

Lesser Kestrel

Falco tinnunculus

Common or Eurasian Kestrel

Falco vespertinus

Red-footed Falcon

Falco subbuteo

Eurasian Hobby

Falco biarmicus

Lanner Falcon

Falco cherrug

Saker Falcon

Falco peregrinus

Peregrine Falcon

Podiceps cristatus

Great Crested Grebe

Podiceps nigricollis

Black-necked Grebe

Phalacrocorax carbo

Great Cormorant

Phalacrocorax capillatus

Japanese Cormorant

Phalacrocorax pelagicus

Pelagic Cormorant

Phalacrocorax aristotelis

European Shag

Egretta garzetta

Little Egret

Ardea cinerea

Grey Heron

Ardea purpurea

Purple Heron

Casmerodius albus

Great Egret

Bubulcus ibis

Cattle Egret

Ardeola ralloides

Squacco Heron

Nycticorax nycticorax

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Ixobrychus minutus

Little Bittern

Botaurus stellaris

Great Bittern

Plegadis falcinellus

Glossy Ibis

Platalea leucorodia

Eurasian Spoonbill

Pelecanus onocrotalus

Great White Pelican

Pelecanus crispus

Dalmatian Pelican

Ciconia nigra

Black Stork

Calonectris diomedea

Cory's Shearwater

Puffinus yelkouan

Mediterranean Shearwater

Lanius isabellinus

Rufous-tailed Shrike

Lanius validirostris

Mountain Shrike

Temnurus temnurus

Ratchet-tailed Treepie

Nucifraga caryocatactes

Spotted Nutcracker

Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax

Red-billed Chough

Corvus capensis

Cape Crow

Corvus leucognaphalus

White-necked Crow

Corvus ruficollis

Brown-necked Raven

Oriolus isabellae

Isabela Oriole

Monticola angolensis

Miombo Rock-Thrush

Monticola rufiventris

Chestnut-bellied Rock-Thrush

Turdus albocinctus

White-collared Blackbird

Turdus iliacus


Rhinomyias goodfellowi

Slaty-backed Jungle-Flycatcher

Sheppardia lowei

Iringa Akalat

Saxicola dacotiae

Canary Islands Chat

Oenanthe phillipsi

Somali Wheatear

Oenanthe moesta

Red-rumped Wheatear

Oenanthe pileata

Capped Wheatear

Sturnus roseus

Rosy Starling

Sitta formosa

Beautiful Nuthatch

Tichodroma muraria


Parus lugubris

Sombre Tit

Parus cinerascens

Ashy Tit

Parus afer

Grey Tit

Parus holsti

Yellow Tit

Melanochlora sultanea

Sultan Tit

Cheramoeca leucosternus

White-backed Swallow

Hirundo concolor

Dusky Crag-Martin

Hirundo fuliginosa

Forest Swallow

Regulus calendula

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Locustella lanceolata

Lanceolated Warbler

Locustella pleskei

Pleske's Grasshopper-Warbler

Locustella fasciolata

Gray's Grasshopper-Warbler

Acrocephalus melanopogon

Moustached Warbler

Acrocephalus paludicola

Aquatic Warbler

Acrocephalus concinens

Blunt-winged Warbler

Acrocephalus dumetorum

Blyth's Reed-Warbler

Hippolais polyglotta

Melodious Warbler

Phylloscopus umbrovirens

Brown Woodland-Warbler

Phylloscopus maculipennis

Ashy-throated Warbler

Mystacornis crossleyi

Crossley's Babbler

Sylvia subcaeruleum

Rufous-vented Warbler

Sylvia atricapilla


Sylvia communis

Common or Greather Whitethroat

Sylvia nana

Desert Warbler

Ramphocoris clotbey

Thick-billed Lark

Calandrella erlangeri

Erlanger's Lark

Chersophilus duponti

Dupont's Lark

Lullula arborea

Wood Lark

Passer ammodendri

Saxaul Sparrow

Passer simplex

Desert Sparrow

Petronia dentata

Bush Petronia

Petronia petronia

Rock Sparrow

Dendronanthus indicus

Forest Wagtail

Motacilla citreola

Citrine Wagtail

Anthus melindae

Malindi Pipit

Anthus sokokensis

Sokoke Pipit

Fringilla teydea


Fringilla montifringilla


Serinus syriacus

Syrian Serin

Rhynchostruthus socotranus

Golden-winged Grosbeak

Carduelis monguilloti

Vietnam Greenfinch or Vietnamese Greenfinch

Carduelis dominicensis

Antillean Siskin

Carduelis hornemanni

Hoary Redpoll

Carduelis flavirostris


Callacanthis burtoni

Spectacled Finch

Carpodacus nipalensis

Dark-breasted Rosefinch

Pyrrhula erythaca

Grey-headed Bullfinch

Pyrrhula pyrrhula

Eurasian Bullfinch

Latoucheornis siemsseni

Slaty Bunting

Emberiza jankowskii

Rufous-backed Bunting or Janowski's Bunting

Emberiza cineracea

Cinereous Bunting

Emberiza cabanisi

Cabanis's Bunting

Emberiza pallasi

Pallas's Bunting

Emberiza yessoensis

Ochre-rumped Bunting or Japanese Reed Bunting

Calcarius mccownii

McCown's Longspur

Acrocephalus orientalis

Oriental Reed-Warbler

Phylloscopus sindianus

Mountain Chiffchaff

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