Welcome to Armenia

Birds of Armenia

Birds of Armenia

9-day program

Day 1: Arrival in Yerevan and transfer to the hotel.

 

 

Day 2: City tour- Yerevan parks


 

 

 

Day 3: Yerevan – Khor Virap – Armash – Noravank – Yeghegnadzor 

Visit Khor Virap Monastery, visit Arax Valley, is one of the best known birding sites in the country.

On the way visit to the Monastery Noravank, the important Bird Area. Overnight in Yeghegnadzor.

 

 

Day 4: Yeghegnadzor – Sisian – Tatev – Goris

 Visit are of long-legged buzzard, common kestrel,lesser grey shrike and frequently bee-eater and common rosefinch.

Overnight in Goris

 

 

Day 5: Goris – Khndzoresk – Hermon

Transfer to village Khndzoresk – troglodyte village, where one can observe Griffon Vulture, House Martin, Blue Rock Thrush, Western Rock Thrush, Raven, Rose-colored Starling, Golden Oriole, Linnet. Next destination is Hermon. Overnight in Hermon. 

 

 

 

Day 6: Hermon – Sevan – Dilijan – Yerevan

Heading out to the south to Lake Sevan + exploration of its shores – plenty of stops here. Targets : Armenian gulls, and whatever ducks, waders, terns, gulls, herons, warblers and wagtails can be found in this season.  

 

 

Day 7: Yerevan – Aragats – Yerevan

Trip to Aragats. Another relaxing day in the mountains in search of some birds we didn’t observe before as there are: Bimaculated Lark, Siberian stonechat, White-throated robin, Horned lark and especially the raptors: eagles and vultures.

 

 

 

 

Day 8: Yerevan – Garni – Geghard – Yerevan

Transfer to Garni. The pagan temple of Garni is the only survived monument from Hellenistic period in Armenia.

Regarding birding here we can observe Western Rock Thrush, Lesser Grey Shrike, Tree Sparrow, Goshawk, Wood Pigeon, Alpine Swift, Crested Lark, Next stop is Gueghard – cave Monastery – UNESCO’s world heritage.

Observed birds here are Chough, Golden Eagle.

 

Day 9: Transfer to Zvartnots airport, departure.