Category: Birding

Pöllöretki – a unique Finnish birdwatching experience

If you are a keen nature lover and want to find owls in Finland, your best option is to join…

Spring in Helsinki – birding in Viikki

Over the last two weeks Helsinki has transformed from brown to green, with almost all of the trees leafing out…

Outside Helsinki: Kirkkonummi and the Porkkala peninsula

In the last few weeks Brigitte and I have had two short trips to the municipality of Kirkkonummi (= church…

On two consecutive weekends I’ve been out walking in Viiki – the first time revisiting the old town (Vanhakaupunki), the…

This weekend Miska introduced me to another of Finland’s national parks: Torronsuo National Park. Unfortunately I didn’t have our camera with…

This last month I’ve been up in Kilpisjärvi (northern Finland; in the province of Enontekiö) doing summer fieldwork. It was…

While the UK’s royal family is enjoying a lot of attention globally, here in Helsinki a completely different “family” is…

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