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Javakheti National Park

Javakheti’s mountain grasslands are nestled on Georgia’s borders with Armenia and Turkey. The area harbors five out of the eight largest lakes in Georgia. Listed as one of Birdlife International’s Important Bird Areas, the Javakheti Plateau is rich with important bird species: Velvet Scoter, Ruddy Shelduck, Ferruginous Duck, Corncrake, Dalmatian and White Pelicans , Marsh and Terek Sandpipers, Great Black-headed Gulls, Gull-billed Terns, White-winged Terns, White Storks, Wryneck, Goshawk and White-throated Dipper. Hikers climbing up the volcanic mountains of Javakheti will be rewarded with a good chance of seeing Crimson-winged Finch and Radde’s Accentor.
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