Country/territory: Georgia

IBA Criteria met: A1 (2000)
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Area: 13,290 ha

Protection status:

Society for Nature Conservation

Site description
The site lies in the basin of the upper Algeti river, on the wooded southern slopes of the eastern Trialeti range west of Tbilisi. The relief is rugged, with gorges of many rivers and cliffs. Forests are composed mainly of Picea, Abies, Quercus, Carpinus, Fraxinus and Betula. Meadows are also present.

Key biodiversity
The site supports over 80 species, but a complete list has yet to be compiled. Among those known to occur are Accipiter gentilis, Otus scops, Coracias garrulus, Upupa epops, Dryocopus martius, Ptyonoprogne rupestris, Monticola saxatilis, Sitta krueperi and Lanius minor.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Algeti. Downloaded from on 20/04/2021.