There are few places on earth where bird migration is as impressive as in Batumi. In 2008, the first Batumi Raptor Count made headlines when over 800 000 raptors were counted at this poorly known bottleneck. Since then, hundreds of birders have visited the place, and its fame has continued to grow.
The season of birdwatching in Adjara officially starts on August 16 and ends on October 16. Batumi Birdwatching Festival (BBF) takes place in early September when the air temperature has not significantly decreased, nature has not changed its colors, and the mass migration of birds has already begun and attracts both amateurs and scientists from various countries of the world.
The Batumi Migration Corridor is one of the largest, ranking 3rd in the world. The festival is celebrated regularly since 2012, and there are always a lot of people willing to attend it.
The festival is organized by the Tourism Product Development Agency of the Department of Tourism and Resorts of Adjara. The idea of holding such a festival belongs to the International Environmental Protection Organization BRC (Batumi Raptor Count).