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The location of Spithami at the north-west corner of mainland Estonia, makes it one of the best sites for passage birds in the country. It is particularly noted for its seawatching, including movements of geese, grebes, swans and divers (up to 1,000 divers per day in late April). In early May, there can be tens of thousands of sea duck gathering offshore. Both King Eider and Steller’s Eider occur regularly.

All the sites in this section are treated, in detail and with precise maps and directions, in my book ‘Finding Birds in Estonia’

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Spithami and Dirhami

This is the view from Dirhami, showing the sheltered harbour, with the headland of Spithami (Poosaspea Neem) in the distance

Looking back along the road from Dirhami in 2010 you could see this occupied Black woodpecker nest