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During these guided birdwatching excursion we aim to find interesting species in Oulu region such as owls, woodpeckers and grouse species. For instance owls as is well known are difficult to be found without precise instructions for location and guiding. Finnature knowledgeable guides work hard to find the birds and promising territories of any interesting species in advance. By joining a small group you get to see interesting species. A small group setting with competent guide will minimize human disturbance to breeding birds.
Excursion takes a maximum of 8 hours and there will be moderate walks. Transportation will be provided by a minibus and Finnature guide as a driver. Departure will be realized at minimum 3 persons.
Great Grey-, Ural-, Hawk-, Short-eared-, Long-eared-, Tengmalm´s- and Pygmy Owls, Pallid Harrier, Capercaillie, Black Grouse, Willow Grouse, Hazel Grouse, Three-toed- and Black Woodpecker, Wryneck, Parrot Crossbill and Ortolan Bunting.
Unfortunately we cannot guarantee any of the species, but our expert Finnature guides do their utmost to ensure sightings. Owls, for example, shows large fluctuations in breeding success that correlates with vole population from year to year. If time allows, we will make stops to search any uncommon species.
Set departures for 2018:
- 14.5.2018 at 03.00hrs
- 15.5.2018 at 03.00hrs
- 16.5.2018 at 03.00hrs – 3 spots available!
- 19.5.2018 at 03.00hrs
- 21.5.2018 at 03.00hrs
- 23.5.2018 at 03.00hrs – Guaranteed departure!
- 28.5.2018 at 03.00hrs
- 29.5.2018 at 03.00hrs
- 30.5.2018 at 03.00hrs
- 4.6.2018 at 03.00hrs – 3 spots available!
- 5.6.2018 at 03.00hrs
- 6.6.2018 at 03.00hrs – 3 spots available!
Price: 255 € / person
Meeting point: Airport Hotel Vihiluoto
Guiding and transportation for a maximum of 8 hours and hot drinks (coffee or tea) & biscuits during the excursion.
Collect your own group
If you book two of our excursions (One in Kuusamo and one in Oulu) as a group (6 persons) – you will get one free place in both excursions!
Please notice that these excursions are particularly designed for birdwatching and photography will be difficult during excursions because it takes more time. There are separate tours available for photographers and we kindly ask you to contact Finnature office regarding our photography tours. We do not combine birdwatchers and photographers on the same excursions! Photographers wish to stay longer on one site and time spent in one site will be away from birdwatching time and most likely we will miss some species in the case!
Please also notice that you are not aloud to go back on your own to the nest sites and the nest site locations are not public information and while signing in to join our excursions, you agree that you will not pass the information onwards. This is purely a safety matter and is essential for the welfare of the breeding owls!
For more information about Oulu region visitoulu.fi