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Wednesday, 24 August 2011

The boardwalk path at Ilmakkiaapa takes you through terrific habitat for breeding waders. This is the view looking back from the tower. In the other direction is a bird lake with scoters and Smew.

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

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Notice how the wet areas of the bog are enclosed within rings of higher, partly vegetated ground. Bogs like this are just perfect for Broad-billed Sandpiper.

There’s a lay-by on the main road, opposite the sign and gate to the boardwalk