south Finland’s best birding sites

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Vanhankaupunginlahti (Viikki) including where to look for the Citrine Wagtails

Nuuksio including the best areas for woodpeckers and Red-breasted Flycatcher

Suomenoja - how to find this superb site for photographing waterfowl

Virolahti - possibly the best bird towers in Finland for watching the Arctic migration

Parikkala - where to look for staging geese, nightsingers such as Blyth’s Reed Warbler, Siberian Jays and even Great Snipe

Siikalahti - the best bird lake in Finland, including where you might find Little Crake and White-backed Woodpecker

Punkaharju - one of the few sites in Finland for Nutcracker and I’ve found several other good birds there too

North Karelia including the migration hotspots at Sysmajarvi, Kitee, Onkamo and the Hoytiainen canal

Tohmajarvi and Vartsila - where to look for breeding or at least displaying eastern specialities such as Booted Warbler, Lanceolated Warbler, Marsh Sandpiper and Great Snipe

Viiksimo and Martinselkonen - great places for watching bears and possibly wolves and wolverines plus good birding too

Liminganlahti and Oulu -  where to see the geese, cranes and breeding ducks and waders including possibly Terek Sandpiper

Kuusamo including specific sites for birds like Red-flanked Bluetail, Little Bunting, Arctic Warbler and Smew

Vaaltavaara and Konttainen showing exactly where I’ve seen species like bluetails, grosbeaks, Arctic Warbler, Hazel Grouse and Hawk Owl

The following sites are all included in my book Finding Birds in South Finland and many are also covered in my DVD of the same title.

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