birding sites in

south Finland

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Mika Bruun, a top birder from Espoo, suggested that the best areas were north of Haukkalampi

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

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Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Nuuksio National Park is the finest and wildest area of woodland close to Helsinki – one of the best places to look for woodpeckers and with a chance of owls, Capercaillie and Hazel Grouse too. In summer, both Red-breasted Flycatcher and Greenish Warbler occur here in variable numbers.

I walked south from this car park at Hogbacka but failed to find the best species - until I had a Grey-headed Woodpecker in these birches by the car park.