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Finding Birds in South Finlandby David Gosney - Booklet: 40 pages, maps. ISBN Booklet 9781907316258 DVD 9781907316265 both published by Easybirder
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BirdLife Finland is an organisation of 28 Finnish bird societies. It aims to promote bird watching, bird research and protection of birds, their habitats and biological diversity. (See above for contacts) The Finish partner in Birdlife International and the website is in English too. The site also hosts the Finish Rarities Committee.
Bongarilitto Twitchers ClubWebsite
Latest sightings, trip reports etc. etc...
Central Finland Bird ClubWebsite
The aims of the Central Finland Bird Club are to connect birdwatchers, to promote bird watching, common knowledge on birds as well as the protection of birds and the environment of birds. The club collects, stores and publishes records of birds of the area. Red-throated Diver is the symbol of the club. The club is a member in BirdLife Finland. There are about 400 members in the club...
Etelä-Karjalan Lintutieteellinen YhdistysWebsite
Etelä-Savon Lintuharrastajat OriolusWebsite
Finnish Ornithological SocietyWebsite
The Finnish Ornithological Society promotes scientific research of birds in Finland and publishes the scientific ornithological journal Ornis Fennica. Finnish Ornithological Society is a member of BirdLife Finland, the Finnish partner of BirdLife International. The Society was established in 1924.
Finnish Rarities CommitteeWebsite
Kainuun Lintutieteellinen YhdistysWebsite
Kesä on jo vaihtumassa syksyksi ja lintujen laulukausikin on päättynyt. Vaikka maastoon menisi heti auringon noustua, ei äänessä ole kuin yksittäisiä pajulintuja. Kahlaajien syysmuutto on ollut jo pitkään menossa. Heinäkuulla on nähty pieniä määriä sirrejä, mutta niiden suuret joukot ovat karttaneet Kainuuta. Meillä ei ole yhtään hyvää kahlaajarantaa, kun Otanmäen vesi on liian korkealla...
Kanta-Hämeen lintutieteellinen yhdistysWebsite
Kemin lintuharrastajat Xenus Ornithological SocietyWebsite
Keski- ja Pohjois-Uudenmaan Lintuharrastajat Apus ryWebsite
Keski-Pohjanmaan Lintutieteellinen Ornithological SocietyWebsite
Kuusamon Lintukerho Ornithological Society
Kymenlaakson Lintutieteellinen Ornithological SocietyWebsite
KyLY on Kymenlaakson lintuharrastajien yhdistys. Jäsenenä tuet linnustonsuojelua, opit lisää linnuista ja pääset mukaan monipuoliseen toimintaan...
Lounais-Hämeen Lintuharrastajat Ornithological SocietyWebsite
Merenkurkun Lintutieteellinen Ornithological SocietyWebsite
Latest sightings, rarity photos etc...
Pirkanmaan Lintutieteellinen Ornithological SocietyWebsite
Pohjois-Karjalan Lintutieteellinen Yhdistys [North Karelian Ornithological Society]Website
North Karelian Ornithological Society was founded in 1974. The aim of the society is to promote birdwatching, research and protection of birds in the province of North Karelia. This includes systematic gathering, filing and publishing of bird observations, arranging meetings and excursions. Society, a partner of BirdLife Finland, has more than 200 members...
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan Lintutieteellinen Ornithological Society
Porin Lintutieteellinen Ornithological SocietyWebsite
Porvoon Seudun Lintuyhdistys ryWebsite
Includes Atlas project, digiscoped photographs etc.
Päijät-Hämeen Lintutieteellinen Ornithological SocietyWebsite
South Karelia Ornithological SocietyWebsite
The Ornithological Society of South Karelia - in Finnish Etelä-Karjalan Lintutieteellinen Yhdistys r.y. or EKLY - is a local society of BirdLife Finland. EKLY was founded in 1969. The society is a bond between the South Karelian bird-watchers and a connection to the mother society. South Karelia is located in Southeastern Finland.
Suomenlinna Ornithological SocietyWebsite
Lots of excellent photographs....
Suupohjan Lintutieteellinen Ornithological SocietyWebsite
Some English Text. Includes sightings, photos, local checklist, local hotspots etc.
Södra Österbotten Ornithological SocietyWebsite
Latinises its name to Ostrobothnia Australis
Tringa Ornithological SocietyWebsite
Tringa is the ornithological society for the Uusimaa province in southern Finland. With its over 2000 members, Tringa is the largest member of BirdLife Finland...
Turku Ornithological SocietyWebsite
Turun lintutieteellinen yhdistys, The Ornithological Society of Turku, is a chapter of Birdlife Finland. It covers the geographical area of the South-Western Finland. Some of the information in Finnish on these pages contains: Recent observations in the area . List of contact persons of the Club. Birding sites of South-Western Finland. List of the Birds of Ruissalo, Turku
Valkeakosken Lintuharrastajat ryWebsite
Ålands Fågelskyddsförening rfWebsite
Raasio Ringing StationThe area is an important regional breeding site and more importantly a staging site for migrating birds, especially water birds, gulls and waders. The site`s unique nature is shown during spring and autumn migration times when many species of regionally rare sandpipers and stints stop over in quite large numbers...
Tankar Bird StationSatellite View
Contact Details: Tankarin lintuasema, Harri Hongell, Raahenkatu 46, 67200 KOKKOLA, puh. 06-8314903 tai 050-5110047 e-mail: harri.hongell.ymparisto.fi
Finnish Museum of Natural HistoryWebsite
he Finnish Museum of Natural History is an independent research institution functioning under the University of Helsinki. It is also one of the three central national museums in Finland and responsible for the national collections in its field...
Turku University Zoological Museumhttp://www.sci.utu.fi/biologia/elainmuseo/index_eng.html
The new English web pages of Turku University Zoological Museum collections are under construction...
Finland's Protected AreasWebsite
In August 1998, Finland's Council of State decided to propose to the European Union Commission the inclusion in the Natura 2000 Network of a total of 1,457 areas compliant with the EU Habitat Directive or Bird Directive.
North Karelia Nature Reserves and National ParksWebsite
It has been estimated that 52,250 hectares (3.4%) of the forest land in North Karelia are protected by law. This area includes the national and nature parks, the conservation areas of groves, old forests and swamps and the private nature reserves...
Rauman Seudun Lintuharrastajat ryWebsite
Siipyy Observation TowerWebsite
The Siipyy tower (photo) is the only Finnish observation tower located on the open sea. Observations are made from nearly 17 metres above the sea, and thus visibility is excellent - tens of kilometres. In addition, the nearby trees are shorter, which makes it possible to see in all directions...
Finland presently has 11 sites designated as Wetlands of International Importance, with a surface area of 138,746 hectares...
2001 [June] - Stefano e Daniela Fantini - Birding through FinlandReport
The huge work of planning the trip began about seven months before taking off. During this time I have been collecting reports and info from any resource I could find. Obviously almost all brochures and info was written in English and I had to translate everything. I quickly gave up the idea of taking part of an organised tour because of the high costs. That`s why I had spent so much time in planning, contacting people, getting reservation and so on. We have chosen this time for the trip because we intended to get the best from spring singers and hoped to avoid mosquitoes...
2002 [June] - Steve BirdReport
The whole group met from all their respective directions at Helsinki airport where we were soon aboard our next short flight to Oulu, Finland. On our arrival we were met by our Finnature Guide, Ari, and after collecting our luggage we walked outside of the airport, loaded up our two minibuses and then drove just a few minutes to our hotel which was situated beside a large lake...
2003 [April] - Martin J PittReport
The North of Finland and its easy access to Varanger mean that this area of Europe has relatively simple access to some of the most specialised species on the European (and Western Palearctic) list. It has therefore become a firm favourite of the birder`s itinerary and many reports have concentrated on a trip in June or even later in the summer...
2003 [July] - F. Simpson - Arctic NorwayReport
This report documents the sightings on a two week whistle-stop birding tour of Finland and north-eastern Norway from the Baltic Sea to the Arctic Ocean (and back) via the Central Lakeland, Oulu Province, Koillismaa Region, Lapland, Varangerfjord, Karelia and the South Coast. For the most part the notes are copied straight from my notebook and reflect the shorthand nature of observations written in the field...
2003 [July] - Hans SchickReport
Birdwatching in the Surroundings of Helsinki (Province Uusimaa/Nyland, Southern Finland)...
2003 [June] John van der WoudeReport
Late May, early June seems to be the ideal time for a birding visit to northern Scandinavia. Wintering birds like Steller`s Eider are still present, summer birds like Red-flanked Bluetail and Rustic Bunting have arrived (early June); and residents like Gyr Falcon and owls have nestlings while others are defending their territories...
2003 [May] - Tim EarlReport
Three owl species per day for the first two days - Great Grey Owl, Ural Owl and two hunting Hawk Owls on 20th; Tengmalm`s Boreal Owl, Pygmy Owl and two hunting Short-eared Owls on the 21st...
2004 [June] - John Bannon - Low-cost Birding in Finland with RyanairReport
The Southport Birders are one such group and as I had previously visited Tampere on business I eventually managed to convince my birding friends that here was a once in a lifetime opportunity to see much desired Western Palearctic species such as the northern owls, woodpeckers, displaying waders and if we were very lucky, Europe`s only Red-flanked Bluetails...
2004 [June] - Michael Mosebo JensenReport
It was very obvious when planning this trip that we would be guided by our urge for target species. We allowed ourselves a week only, and the question was how to make the most of Finland in such a short time. However, we got invaluable help from Mika Asikainen and Sakari Kauppinen both when planning our itinerary and along the way. We thank them both warmly!
2005 [June] - Chris HallReport
As our plane approached Ivalo airport, almost one hundred and fifty miles inside the Arctic Circle, it was clear from the widespread snow and still frozen lakes, that spring was indeed late arriving this year...
2005 [May] - Bob SwannReport
We then flew by Ryanair to Tampere. On arrival we collected a mini-bus (pre booked by Finnature for us, though it was an eight seater rather than the 9 seater we had asked for) and drove north for six hours through the night to Varminkoski just south of Liminka, where Finnature had arranged accommodation for us in a large chalet. At the chalet we met Harri Taavetti our Finnature guide, who was to be with us throughout the trip...
2006 [June] - Richard BonserReport
2006 [May] - Alan MillerReport
The organisation by Finnature was first class and thanks must go to our guide, Harri Taavetti. This report covers the whole nine days of our trip...
2006 [May] - Jim RoseReport
Seven intrepid birders set off to meet in Oulu on 12th May for a five day birding trip. Mostly from Bucks (Buckinghamshire Bird Club), but also two from Yorkshire. We were met at the airport by Finnature's Harri Taavetti who was to be our guide for the next five days. Harri turned out to be an excellent guide, knowing the sites, the birds and their calls/songs. Finnature are also to be congratulated on their helpfulness and organisation. We had excellent food and accommodation throughout the trip...
2007 [February] - John Van Der WoudeReport
...At Oulu itself we tried a few times to find Pine Grosbeak near the hospital, as it had been seen there regularly. We got one, singing at the treetops, but this was just after we had brought our friends to the train station for their travel back home...
2007 [February] - Mark E P HowsReport
highlights before we contacted Juha to go and see the now famous owl. The hawk owl was there on arrival showing very well and we stayed until we were cold. Juha put us on to a friend of his Eero. We met up and drove down a very snow covered road which our Nissan Note struggled with...
2009 [July] - Lutz LückerReport
...Lots of species were rare or seemed absent like Skuas (Raubmöwen, Labbes), Buntings (Ammern, Bruants),or Willow Grouse...
2009 [May-June]- David Mason - Finland & Arctic NorwayReport
Finland has always been a destination high up on my wish list with the mouth-watering possibility of more lifers than most other European destinations. High costs relative to other similar trips, plus the potential for 24 hour birding has, in the past, left it on the back burner. With Amanda not really wanting to undertake a full-on birding trip, when our son Nick suggested he accompany me instead, the die was cast...
2009 [May] - Ken MusgroveReport
.... However, it did overlook part of the bay and from here we had shelduck, goldeneye, goosander, merganser, goldeneye, ruff (in breeding plumage) redshank, arctic and common tern, marsh harrier, swifts, sand martins and swallows...
2010 [July] - Colin & Alison ParnellReport
...Having withstood blizzards, gales and torrential rain in late May 2000, we felt it was about time we returned to see if the weather in Finland was always that bad. This time our visit coincided with the hottest summer for 75 years...
2010 [July] - Dave & Sammy LangloisReport
...First two rough leg buzzards hovering by the road soon after leaving Kirkenes, with red throated divers in the roadside lochs just outside the town. Fieldfares in the roadside trees. Willow warblers abundant and in full song. Hoodies everywhere....
2010 [June] - Eustace BarnesReport
...The following morning we saw Wood Warbler, Collared Flycatcher, another pair of Middle-spotted Woodpeckers and several Hawfinches around the hotel before heading to the airport for our flight to Budapest....
2010 [May] - Stephen BurchReport
... The main objective was to connect with as many as possible of the northern owls, which has been one of my ambitions for some time now. Getting some reasonable photos would also be a nice bonus...
2010 [May] - Toni EskelinReport
...Birding the forest was great but without doubt pride of place goes to extended views of Tengmalm’s Owl peering out at us from its nesting cavity. He, or possibly she, was the second tenant of what was originally a Black Woodpeckers hole – the previous tenant being a Common Goldeneye...
2011 [May] - David HoddinottReport
Our inaugural trip to Finland was, to say the least, a remarkable success! We had a great number of highlights that included all possible grouse species, together with stunning views of the elusive Hazel Grouse, a magnificent four male Western Capercaillie, fabulous Black Grouse….
Birdfinders - Owls in FinlandTour Operator
These tours are specifically designed to find the northern owls. Numbers fluctuate from year to year depending on the rodent populations, so there is no guarantee that we will see any particular species. However, with the assistance of a local guide, the chances are very good. These tours are arranged through Jeff Price of Ibis Excursions...
Birding EcotoursTour Operator
Oulu is a famous area for breeding owls and we will find other forest species. We then visit Finland’s most important wetland, the Bay of Liminka, where lots of shorebirds will be seen and perhaps find some exciting migrants, before continuing to the expansive taiga forests in Kuusamo and the pristine Oulanka National Park.
Local birders willing to show visiting birders around their area...
Finnature offers travel arrangements and itinerary services for groups in Finland, Norway and Estonia, Highly trained English speaking birding guides, Brown Bear watching and photography opportunities, Wildlife and landscape photography tours and Wildlife photos and lectures...
Rockjumper Birding ToursTour Operator
We offer a short birding tour of Finland to the forests and coastal area of the Oulu region, with the highlights being the numerous owls to be found in the area. Other targets include Smew, Black Grouse, Western Capercaillie, Red-flanked Bluetail, Siberian Jay, Grey-headed Chickadee, Bohemian Waxwing, Pine Grosbeak and Two-barred Crossbill.
Skaftung NatureTour Operator
Unforgettable experiences in northern archipelago, wetlands and boreal forests. See how thousands of birds arrive to north, experience the intensive life of short breeding season and hear the talented singers of light summer nights. Meet visitors from large eastern forest and masses of migration birds in autumn...
Erä Eero's Wildlife LodgeAccommodation
Erä Eero's Wildlifelodge is located near the easternmost corner of the European Union. We are the on the edge of the endless taiga forest that span from Finland crossing Siberia all the way to the Bering Strait. Our wildlife is part that vast area and only a narrow brim of the taiga extends to the Finnish side of the border...
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Bad Finnish BirdwatcherWebsite
Timo Janhonen's BLOG - Fabulous birding adventures on the south coast of Finland...
Bird House BoysWebsite
Birds and BirdwatchingWebsite
At the moment only the front page is in English.
Birds of Inari LaplandWebsite
Checklist [& more] of Inari Lapland bird species etc...
Jared Goes to FinlandWebsite
Student discovers Finnish birding
Bird photos, trip reports etc.
Tarsiger.com is a new Finnish birding website. Our target is to provide bird pictures around the world and recent observations of rare birds from Finland, Estonia and the Western Palearctic region.
Artist & Photographer - Hanna & Janne AaltoGallery
Some excellent photograhs [Janne] and paintings [Hanna]
Artist - Johannes NevalaGallery
Welcome to an artistry with birds in the focus. In oil-colours and water-colours I create paintings from the inspiration that days at the Gotlandic seashore gives me...
Bird Photography with FinnatureGallery
Finnature Ltd is a ground tour operator specialized in wildlife- and birdwatching tours and wildlife photography. Finnature's company philosophy is to raise public perception of the value of Finland's natural environments and to help preserve them for future generations. Finnature's tours offer clients opportunities to enjoy the wonders of nature under expert guidance...
Excellent material from Finnish photographer Juho ja Jukka Könönen and sons...
Gallery - Pictures of Finnish BirdsGallery
Top quality images from Markus Varesvuo, Tomi Muukkonen, Jari Peltomäki and Arto Juvonen.
Gallery - TarsigerGallery
Tarsiger.com is a new Finnish birding website. Our target is to provide bird pictures around the world and recent observations of rare birds from Finland, Estonia and the Western Palearctic region. You can search the pictures easily and efficiently from our database. If you are interested in purchasing rights of a picture or willing to send your own recent rarity picture to our website - please contact via e-mail. Be sure to remember that all pictures are copyrighted by the authors and are not to be used without their permission. -Tarsiger team
Photographer - Antti BelowGallery
...My pages consist mainly of bird photos but other nature photos are also included in a smaller amount. At this moment, there are about 2300 bird photos about almost 300 species. The situation lives continuously when the scanning of old slides proceeds and new digital photos are taken. I have tried to offer a wide range of bird photos but still to sustain a good quality in pictures...
Photographer - Arto JuvonenGallery
Some excellent images from this Finnish photographer...
Photographer - Harri VainolaGallery
Bird photographs and essays, portraying birds as individual beings...
Photographer - Harry J LehtoGallery
Some selected bird photographs from Harry J Lehto, Henry Lehto
Photographer - Juho ja Jukka KönönenGallery
Some brilliant work here now with excellent presentation of the photographs...
Photographer - Petri KuhnonGallery
Many fine pictures.
Photographer - Petri PietiläinenGallery
...a gallery of nature photographs from Finland and some other countries. One of my favourite subject is birds...
Photographer - Vesa HuttunenGallery
Unusual and brilliant bird images...
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