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Finland 8th-18th July 2010

  • 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..Colin and Alison Parnell report.

Finland 24th – 30th May 2009

  • Birdwatching in Finland is surreal. The 24 hours of daylight and the unusual times when you are birdwatching make it a unique experience. It is very tiring and the days are very long...Ken Musgrove reports

Great Grey Owl

Finland 9th to 17th May 2006

  • A beautiful country with outstanding scenery and friendly people. Nine days in Finland produced a list of 143 species including all five speciality owls.....Alan Miller reports

Pine Grosbeak

Finland / Norway - Oct 2003 - 281  Bird Species recorded 

  • Our next stop was for an awesome adult White-tailed Eagle that flew over the roadside trees and gave spectacular views. A little further on we stopped for coffee at a roadside café.....There were all the usual commoner birds present including several Common Redpolls, and after a good 10 minutes I picked up a Pine Grosbeak perched in a very close tree...Nick Bray reports for Birdseekers

Finnish Lapland & Arctic Norway 27th May to 5th June, 2005

  • 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...Chris Hall reports

Finland 16th-20th May 2005

  • By 0150 the sky was reddening from the north and we began to see things such as our first Elk and both Brown and Arctic Hares by the roadside. We also saw our first birds. Some very pale Short-eared Owls hunting in forest clearings....Bob Swann reports.

Finland and Varanger 23rd May – 3rd June 2001

  • We traveled in late May in order to maximise opportunities to pick up species that can be difficult at other times of the year e.g. Owls and Woodpeckers, and to get early migrants. We decided to travel extensively and the longer daylight hours enabled two whole 'nights' to be spent birding, although having to travel the following day, led to significant sleep loss....Wilton Farrelly reports

Birding through Finland (and a bit Norway) May/June 2001

  • We moved towards Parikkala, with a short stop at Porvoo (beautiful the old city!). We reached Siikalahti at 5 pm and we headed for the bird tower. Here we felt like to be home for the quantity of waterbirds, but we had another 6 new entries in our life list: Little Gull, Horned Grebe, White-backed Woodpecker, Smew, Whooper Swan. In the wood near the bird-tower we had a "Phylloscopus", which we identified only at home as Greenish Warbler...Stefano and Daniela Fantini report

Finland (East and Central) 10-4 June 2000

  • The Hotelli Korpiselkä in Hoilola is in Pines and Spruces forest, near a lake and a river. There are numerous footpaths. Birds seen here are Corn Crake, Golden Oriole, Icterine and Blyth's Reed Warbler, Bohemian Waxwing, Common Rosefinches, Rustic Bunting, etc...Georges & Mireille Olioso report.

Finland - Birds and Music.

  • This report by Ann Barker gives a fascinating insight into both the birds and the culture of this remote area of Northern Europe. Her trip, organized by Sunbird, also visited parts of Russia, Estonia and Norway......

Northern Scandinavia June 13-28, 1998

  • In June 1998 I was finally able to satisfy a long outstanding ambition to travel to this wonderful part of Europe in search of some of its most magical birds. I had wanted to visit this region for many years... Gruff Dodd searches for lifers in Northern Finland, Sweden and Norway. A superbly detailed report.










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Some Useful bird books for Finland:
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Collins Bird Guide
Lars Svensson et al: Buy from or

  • Europe's best Field guide. If you only carry one field guide on a trip into Europe then this should be it. It provides all the information needed to identify any species at any time of the year, with detailed text on size, habitat, range, identification and voice. Accompanying every species entry is a distribution map and numerous illustrations to show the species in all the major plumages (male, female, immature, in flight, at rest, feeding, etc).

Birds of Europe with North Africa and the Middle East
Lars Jonsson: Buy from or

  • A highly illustrated guide covering all but a few of the Western Palearctic's breeding birds, and includes information on all regularly encountered vagrants.

Recommended travel books for Finland:

Lonely Planet : Finland
Jennifer Brewer: Buy from or

  • This guide to the country has an expanded section on Turku, Lakeland and Karelia; extensive restaurant and accommodation listings; and details on outdoor activities, including tips on good hiking and skiing areas.

Scandinavian and Baltic Europe on a Shoestring
Glenda Bendure: Buy from or

  • Words and phrases from ten languages are listed in this wide-ranging guide. There are tips on where to eat and stay, all the transport options, and advice on the best spots for yachting, cruising and skating.


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