Finland And Arctic Norway Birding The Land Of Midnight Sun 2018

Siberian Jay adult 1

We are just back from another mind-blowing Birdwatching Trip to one of our very favourite destinations, Finland and Norway. We enjoyed an amazing 201 species of birds but it will be the special encounters with some of the very special birds that will live long in the memory. We had so many experiences that made the trip so special and we will be writing about these soon so please check back for more blogs and photos. Our Finland and Arctic Norway trip will be running again Spring 2019 – Saturday 25th May – Saturday 8th June – if you would like to join our small group tour, just six guests, please email us soon.

Here are a few of the wonderful species of bird that we encountered on this year’s trip…

Red-throated Diver, Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver, White-billed Diver, Red-necked Grebe, Whooper Swan, Taiga Bean Goose, Tundra Bean Goose, Garganey, King Eider, Long-tailed Duck, Velvet Scoter, Smew, Honey Buzzard, White-tailed Eagle, Hen Harrier, Pallid Harrier, Rough-legged Buzzard, Golden Eagle, Merlin, Hobby, Peregrine, Gyr Falcon, Hazel Grouse, Willow Grouse, Ptarmigan, Black Grouse, Capercaille, Common Crane, Avocet, Dotterel, Temminck’s Stint, Purple Sandpiper, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Ruff, Jack Snipe, Woodcock, Whimbrel, Spotted Redshank, Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Red-necked Phalarope, Arctic Skua, Pomarine Skua, Long-tailed Skua, Little Gull, Iceland Gull, Glaucous Gull, Brunninch’s Guillemot, Black Guillemot, Puffin, Hawk Owl, European Pygmy Owl, Ural Owl, Great Grey Owl, Short-eared Owl, Tengmalm’s Owl, Snowy Owl, Wryneck, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Black Woodpecker, White-backed Woodpecker, Three-toed Woodpecker, Shore Lark, Red-throated Pipit, Waxwing, Dipper, Thrush Nightingale, Red-spotted Bluethroat, Red-flanked Bluetail, Blyth’s Reed Warbler, Greenish Warbler, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Siberian Tit, Crested Tit, Great Grey Shrike, Siberian Jay, Brambling, Mealy Redpoll, Arctic Redpoll, Parrot Crossbill, Common Rosefinch, Pine Grosbeak, Lapland Bunting, Snow Bunting, Ortolan Bunting, Rustic Bunting, Little Bunting.

What an amazing list of highlights! Huge thanks to Rachel and Mike, Paul and Shirley, Hugh, Kirsten and all our amazing friends in Finland and Norway that made this a simply superb trip. Do come and join us in 2019 you will love it! Please email us here….

For details of this and all our Birdwatching Trips, small groups just six guests with at least two guides to give the best experience. We look forward to enjoying great birds with you.

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