21616041_10154748307142120_3946316873486339040_n (1)Batumi Raptor Count in southwestern Georgia is one of the most impressive initiatives and organizations based on bird conservation in Europe. The 1 million + raptors passing each autumn provides both birders joy as well as guide training, capacity building and local incomes.

I lead an AviFauna tour group here in September 2017, taking in the Batumi area as well as Mestia in the Greater Caucasus.

September 2017