Yes i know the Autumn festival and the ca10 week organised count has been officially cancelled.....otherwise i would be there now
I received notification whilst the Spring count was in progress which i thought was jumping the gun but i suppose the organisers took a decision that was best with regard to the logistics of the counters and the requirements of those counting. I feel sorry all round but particularly those residents of Sakhalvasho that have embraced the Batumi Raptor Count and opened up their houses for B+B to them and other visiting birders that wish to be ‘on the spot’. We spend a coupla weeks or so travelling in Georgia with a week stopping in Batumi itself as we do not drive and it also offers a range of local birding habitats including the nearby Chorokhi Delta
I am merely making an enquiry as to whether anybody is actually going to view migration or knows of anybody/links to people that are viewing ‘unofficially’? Had WizzAir been flying from Luton and free movement allowed then i would have gone anyway but they are not. My Plan B was Tarifa with Sicily/Messina a close 3rd but prices jump around like a bad day at the Stock Exchange not helped by a Government that flipflops from one week to the next.
Any info appreciated - there must be a few mooching around. In the meantime i shall enquire on a couple of the Georgian guiding sites
Good birding -