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This checklist includes all bird species found in Georgia , based on the best information available at this time. It is based on a wide variety of sources that I collated over many years. I am pleased to offer these checklists as a service to birdwatchers. If you find any error, please do not hesitate to .

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Country or region: Georgia [map]

Number of species: 425
Date last reviewed: 2020-03-01
Last modified: 2024-03-18
See also: https://sabuko.ge/ge/bird-checklist/
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Red-breasted GooseBranta ruficollisRare/Accidental
Greylag GooseAnser anser
Taiga Bean GooseAnser fabalis
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
Lesser White-fronted GooseAnser erythropus
Mute SwanCygnus olor
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
Whooper SwanCygnus cygnus
Common ShelduckTadorna tadorna
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferruginea
GarganeySpatula querquedula
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
GadwallMareca strepera
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Eurasian TealAnas crecca
Marbled DuckMarmaronetta angustirostrisRare/Accidental
Red-crested PochardNetta rufina
Common PochardAythya ferina
Ferruginous DuckAythya nyroca
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
Greater ScaupAythya marila
Common EiderSomateria mollissimaRare/Accidental
Velvet ScoterMelanitta fusca
Common ScoterMelanitta nigraRare/Accidental
Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalisRare/Accidental
Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
SmewMergellus albellus
Common MerganserMergus merganser
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
White-headed DuckOxyura leucocephala

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Caucasian GrouseLyrurus mlokosiewiczi
Grey PartridgePerdix perdix
Common PheasantPhasianus colchicus
Black FrancolinFrancolinus francolinus
Caucasian SnowcockTetraogallus caucasicus
Caspian SnowcockTetraogallus caspius
Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Chukar PartridgeAlectoris chukar

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

European NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus
Egyptian NightjarCaprimulgus aegyptiusRare/Accidental

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Alpine SwiftTachymarptis melba
Common SwiftApus apus
Pallid SwiftApus pallidusRare/Accidental
Little SwiftApus affinisRare/Accidental

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Great BustardOtis tardaRare/Accidental
Little BustardTetrax tetrax

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandariusRare/Accidental
Common CuckooCuculus canorus

 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae

Pin-tailed SandgrousePterocles alchataRare/Accidental
Black-bellied SandgrousePterocles orientalisRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba livia
Stock DoveColumba oenas
Common Wood PigeonColumba palumbus
European Turtle DoveStreptopelia turtur
Oriental Turtle DoveStreptopelia orientalisRare/Accidental
Eurasian Collared DoveStreptopelia decaocto
Laughing DoveSpilopelia senegalensis
Namaqua DoveOena capensisRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Water RailRallus aquaticus
Corn CrakeCrex crex
Spotted CrakePorzana porzana
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Eurasian CootFulica atra
Grey-headed SwamphenPorphyrio poliocephalus
Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusilla
Little CrakeZapornia parva

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Demoiselle CraneGrus virgo
Common CraneGrus grus

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus
Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
Black-necked GrebePodiceps nigricollis

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Eurasian Stone-curlewBurhinus oedicnemus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
European Golden PloverPluvialis apricaria
Eurasian DotterelEudromias morinellusRare/Accidental
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollarisRare/Accidental
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Northern LapwingVanellus vanellus
Spur-winged LapwingVanellus spinosusRare/Accidental
Sociable LapwingVanellus gregarius
White-tailed LapwingVanellus leucurus
Caspian PloverAnarhynchus asiaticusRare/Accidental
Tibetan Sand PloverAnarhynchus atrifronsRare/Accidental
Greater Sand PloverAnarhynchus leschenaultiiRare/Accidental
Kentish PloverAnarhynchus alexandrinus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Eurasian WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Slender-billed CurlewNumenius tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquata
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimus
Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticola
Great SnipeGallinago media
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusRare/Accidental
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutus
RuffCalidris pugnax
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellus
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Little StintCalidris minuta

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Black-winged PratincoleGlareola nordmanni
Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincola

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Little TernSternula albifrons
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
Black TernChlidonias niger
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Common TernSterna hirundo
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Little GullHydrocoloeus minutus
Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactyla
Slender-billed GullChroicocephalus genei
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricillaRare/Accidental
Pallas's GullIchthyaetus ichthyaetus
Audouin's GullIchthyaetus audouiniiRare/Accidental
Mediterranean GullIchthyaetus melanocephalus
Common GullLarus canus
Caspian GullLarus cachinnans
European Herring GullLarus argentatusRare/Accidental
Yellow-legged GullLarus michahellis
Armenian GullLarus armenicus
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinusRare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Great SkuaStercorarius skuaRare/Accidental

 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae

Red-throated LoonGavia stellata
Black-throated LoonGavia arctica
Common LoonGavia immerRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

European Storm PetrelHydrobates pelagicusRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Yelkouan ShearwaterPuffinus yelkouan

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Black StorkCiconia nigra
White StorkCiconia ciconia

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Pygmy CormorantMicrocarbo pygmaeus
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
European ShagGulosus aristotelisRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

African Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicusRare/Accidental
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodia

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Eurasian BitternBotaurus stellaris
Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
Western Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Great EgretArdea alba
Grey HeronArdea cinerea
Purple HeronArdea purpurea

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalus
Dalmatian PelicanPelecanus crispus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleusRare/Accidental
Bearded VultureGypaetus barbatus
Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterus
European Honey BuzzardPernis apivorus
Crested Honey BuzzardPernis ptilorhynchus
Griffon VultureGyps fulvus
Cinereous VultureAegypius monachus
Short-toed Snake EagleCircaetus gallicus
BateleurTerathopius ecaudatusRare/Accidental
Lesser Spotted EagleClanga pomarina
Greater Spotted EagleClanga clanga
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus
Steppe EagleAquila nipalensis
Eastern Imperial EagleAquila heliaca
Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
Bonelli's EagleAquila fasciataRare/Accidental
ShikraAccipiter badiusRare/Accidental
Levant SparrowhawkAccipiter brevipes
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus
Eurasian GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
Western Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneus
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourus
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
Red KiteMilvus milvusRare/Accidental
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Pallas's Fish EagleHaliaeetus leucoryphusRare/Accidental
White-tailed EagleHaliaeetus albicilla
Rough-legged BuzzardButeo lagopus
Long-legged BuzzardButeo rufinus
Common BuzzardButeo buteo

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Western Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Boreal OwlAegolius funereus
Little OwlAthene noctua
Eurasian Scops OwlOtus scops
Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Eurasian Eagle-OwlBubo bubo
Tawny OwlStrix aluco

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epops

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
Pied KingfisherCeryle rudisRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Blue-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicusRare/Accidental
European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Eurasian WryneckJynx torquilla
Middle Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocoptes medius
Lesser Spotted WoodpeckerDryobates minor
Syrian WoodpeckerDendrocopos syriacus
Great Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos major
White-backed WoodpeckerDendrocopos leucotos
Black WoodpeckerDryocopus martius
European Green WoodpeckerPicus viridis
Grey-headed WoodpeckerPicus canusRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Common KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinus
Amur FalconFalco amurensisRare/Accidental
Eleonora's FalconFalco eleonoraeRare/Accidental
MerlinFalco columbarius
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
Saker FalconFalco cherrug
GyrfalconFalco rusticolusRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameriRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Great Grey ShrikeLanius excubitor
Masked ShrikeLanius nubicusRare/Accidental
Lesser Grey ShrikeLanius minor
Woodchat ShrikeLanius senator
Isabelline ShrikeLanius isabellinusRare/Accidental
Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurio

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Eurasian JayGarrulus glandarius
Eurasian MagpiePica pica
Spotted NutcrackerNucifraga caryocatactesRare/Accidental
Red-billed ChoughPyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
Alpine ChoughPyrrhocorax graculus
Western JackdawColoeus monedula
RookCorvus frugilegus
Carrion CrowCorvus corone
Hooded CrowCorvus cornix
Northern RavenCorvus corax

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Bohemian WaxwingBombycilla garrulus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Coal TitPeriparus ater
Crested TitLophophanes cristatusRare/Accidental
Sombre TitPoecile lugubris
Marsh TitPoecile palustris
Willow TitPoecile montanusRare/Accidental
Eurasian Blue TitCyanistes caeruleus
Great TitParus major

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

Eurasian Penduline TitRemiz pendulinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Panuridae

Bearded ReedlingPanurus biarmicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Black-crowned Sparrow-LarkEremopterix nigricepsRare/Accidental
WoodlarkLullula arborea
White-winged LarkAlauda leucopteraRare/Accidental
Oriental SkylarkAlauda gulgulaRare/Accidental
Eurasian SkylarkAlauda arvensis
Crested LarkGalerida cristata
Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Greater Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactyla
Bimaculated LarkMelanocorypha bimaculataRare/Accidental
Calandra LarkMelanocorypha calandra
Black LarkMelanocorypha yeltoniensisRare/Accidental
Turkestan Short-toed LarkAlaudala heinei

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Sand MartinRiparia riparia
Eurasian Crag MartinPtyonoprogne rupestris
Pale Crag MartinPtyonoprogne obsoletaRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Western House MartinDelichon urbicum
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis dauricaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cettiidae

Cetti's WarblerCettia cetti

 
PASSERIFORMES: Aegithalidae

Long-tailed TitAegithalos caudatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Wood WarblerPhylloscopus sibilatrix
Hume's Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus humeiRare/Accidental
Yellow-browed WarblerPhylloscopus inornatusRare/Accidental
Pallas's Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus proregulusRare/Accidental
Radde's WarblerPhylloscopus schwarziRare/Accidental
Dusky WarblerPhylloscopus fuscatusRare/Accidental
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus
Mountain ChiffchaffPhylloscopus sindianus
Common ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita
Green WarblerPhylloscopus nitidus
Greenish WarblerPhylloscopus trochiloides

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Great Reed WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceus
Moustached WarblerAcrocephalus melanopogon
Aquatic WarblerAcrocephalus paludicolaRare/Accidental
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus
Paddyfield WarblerAcrocephalus agricola
Blyth's Reed WarblerAcrocephalus dumetorumRare/Accidental
Common Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustris
Booted WarblerIduna caligata
Eastern Olivaceous WarblerIduna pallida
Upcher's WarblerHippolais languida
Icterine WarblerHippolais icterina

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Lanceolated WarblerLocustella lanceolataRare/Accidental
River WarblerLocustella fluviatilis
Savi's WarblerLocustella luscinioides
Common Grasshopper WarblerLocustella naevia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Eurasian BlackcapSylvia atricapilla
Garden WarblerSylvia borin
Barred WarblerCurruca nisoria
Lesser WhitethroatCurruca curruca
Eastern Orphean WarblerCurruca crassirostris
Menetries's WarblerCurruca mystacea
Sardinian WarblerCurruca melanocephalaRare/Accidental
Eastern Subalpine WarblerCurruca cantillansRare/Accidental
Common WhitethroatCurruca communis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

Common FirecrestRegulus ignicapilla
GoldcrestRegulus regulus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

Eurasian WrenTroglodytes troglodytes

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

Krüper's NuthatchSitta krueperi
Western Rock NuthatchSitta neumayer
Eastern Rock NuthatchSitta tephronota
Eurasian NuthatchSitta europaea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tichodromidae

WallcreeperTichodroma muraria

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

Eurasian TreecreeperCerthia familiaris
Short-toed TreecreeperCerthia brachydactyla

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Rosy StarlingPastor roseus
Common StarlingSturnus vulgaris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Song ThrushTurdus philomelos
Mistle ThrushTurdus viscivorus
RedwingTurdus iliacus
Common BlackbirdTurdus merula
FieldfareTurdus pilaris
Ring OuzelTurdus torquatus
Black-throated ThrushTurdus atrogularisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Rufous-tailed Scrub RobinCercotrichas galactotes
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
European RobinErithacus rubecula
White-throated RobinIrania gutturalisRare/Accidental
Thrush NightingaleLuscinia luscinia
Common NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchos
BluethroatLuscinia svecica
Red-breasted FlycatcherFicedula parva
Semicollared FlycatcherFicedula semitorquata
European Pied FlycatcherFicedula hypoleuca
Collared FlycatcherFicedula albicollis
Red-flanked BluetailTarsiger cyanurusRare/Accidental
Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochruros
Common RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurus
Güldenstädt's RedstartPhoenicurus erythrogastrus
Common Rock ThrushMonticola saxatilis
Blue Rock ThrushMonticola solitarius
WhinchatSaxicola rubetra
Pied Bush ChatSaxicola caprataRare/Accidental
Siberian StonechatSaxicola maurus
European StonechatSaxicola rubicola
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
Isabelline WheatearOenanthe isabellina
Desert WheatearOenanthe desertiRare/Accidental
Pied WheatearOenanthe pleschanka
Eastern Black-eared WheatearOenanthe melanoleuca
Finsch's WheatearOenanthe finschii
Kurdish WheatearOenanthe xanthoprymnaRare/Accidental
Red-tailed WheatearOenanthe chrysopygiaRare/Accidental
Hume's WheatearOenanthe albonigraRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cinclidae

White-throated DipperCinclus cinclus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Pale RockfinchCarpospiza brachydactylaRare/Accidental
Rock SparrowPetronia petronia
White-winged SnowfinchMontifringilla nivalis
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus
Spanish SparrowPasser hispaniolensis
House SparrowPasser domesticus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Prunellidae

Alpine AccentorPrunella collaris
Radde's AccentorPrunella ocularisRare/Accidental
DunnockPrunella modularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
Citrine WagtailMotacilla citreola
Grey WagtailMotacilla cinerea
White WagtailMotacilla alba
Richard's PipitAnthus richardiRare/Accidental
Tawny PipitAnthus campestris
Meadow PipitAnthus pratensis
Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Pechora PipitAnthus gustaviRare/Accidental
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus
Buff-bellied PipitAnthus rubescensRare/Accidental
Water PipitAnthus spinoletta

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Eurasian ChaffinchFringilla coelebs
BramblingFringilla montifringilla
HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustes
Eurasian BullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhula
Asian Crimson-winged FinchRhodopechys sanguineusRare/Accidental
Trumpeter FinchBucanetes githagineusRare/Accidental
Common RosefinchCarpodacus erythrinus
Great RosefinchCarpodacus rubicilla
European GreenfinchChloris chloris
TwiteLinaria flavirostris
Common LinnetLinaria cannabina
Common RedpollAcanthis flammeaRare/Accidental
Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelis
Red-fronted SerinSerinus pusillus
European SerinSerinus serinus
Eurasian SiskinSpinus spinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calcariidae

Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Corn BuntingEmberiza calandra
YellowhammerEmberiza citrinella
Pine BuntingEmberiza leucocephalosRare/Accidental
Rock BuntingEmberiza cia
Grey-necked BuntingEmberiza buchananiRare/Accidental
Cinereous BuntingEmberiza cineraceaRare/Accidental
Ortolan BuntingEmberiza hortulana
Cirl BuntingEmberiza cirlusRare/Accidental
Rustic BuntingEmberiza rusticaRare/Accidental
Black-headed BuntingEmberiza melanocephala
Common Reed BuntingEmberiza schoeniclus

 

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