Love Owls You Will Love Finland And Norway Join Us This May

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Choosing a favourite owl so hard but maybe Great grey Owl?

Very exciting news from Shetland yesterday, 20 February, of the discovery of a very rare Tengmalm's Owl in a fir tree just outside a bedroom window! A few lucky Shetland based birdwatchers got to see this gorgeous little owl and were elated, over one hundred years since the last one on these northern islands. Sadly no sign of the Tengmalm's Owl today, hopefully it will be relocated and if it is birdwatchers will be making a pilgrimage north, but with return flights at £700 per person and no gaurentee of the bird being seen, maybe not so many?

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What a beautiful bird, Tengmalm's Owl, taken on one of our Finland/Norway tours.

We love owls and that is one of the many reasons we love our annual visit to Finland and Norway each May, it is the tour for owl lovers. We have run this tour tweleve times now and still have a real sense of excitment each year, what will we see this time? Every year is different but every tour produces fantastic birds! Last year, 2018, we enjoyed seven species of owl and wonderful views of all of them. We have one place availible on our 2019 Finland and Norway tour and would love you to join us and enjoy all these owls and around 200 other species of birds. See our tours pages for all the details on this years tour, we know you would love it.

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Tiny but full of character - Eurasian Pygmy Owl taken in Finland.

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The mighty Ural Owl stares down at us in a Finnish forest.

Petri and Alan ring Ural Owl chick

We are privalaged to be able to accompany bird ringers during their work.

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These beautiful Ural Owl chicks were rung as part of a long term study helping to conserve them.

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Always high on our "wanted list" the stunning Hawk Owl.

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A Short-eared Owl on a snowy day, the weather in the Arctic is unpredictable!

Last year, 2018, we were incredibly lucky seeing two Snowy Owls in northern Norway - what beautiful birds! It was an unforgetable experience to be driving across the snow covered fells and Ruth spotting a huge Snowy Owl! We had wonderful views before it lifted off and flew across a frozen lake. The following day we met our great friend Dick Forsman, raptor expert, and we told us of a Snowy Owl a few miles down the road. We headed off across the fells expecting this to be "our" owl but no! We could see this was a much darker plumaged bird than "ours", amazing two days two Snowy Owls! This is what makes our Finland and Norway Birdwatching Trip so exciting, you can never predict what we will see! But we always enjoy wonderful birds in beautiful landscapes, staying in lovely hotels and enjoying great food with help from the very best local guides. Come and join us!

If you would like to book the last remaining place on this years fantastic Finland and Norway Birdwatching Trips tour please email us here....

We look forward to enjoying all those owls with you soon and so much more!

Our Snowy Owl, ok not a great photo, but taken through the mini-bus window in the snow!

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