What you will do
If you want to get different birdimages – this is the tour for you! Birds are on autumn migration and many species are visiting the feeders already. Highlights of the tour will be Golden Eagles and White-tailed Eagles visiting our baiting site, Goshawk visiting forest feeder, large flocks of Eurasian Cranes and Whooper Swans, Waxwings and Nutcrackers. During the autumn you will definately get different images of birds with autumn colors.
Group size: 5-6 photographers
Day 1: Arrive to Oulu
The tour will start this afternoon at Oulu airport, from where we will make our way southeast to Utajärvi, around an hours drive away, our base for the next two nights. We will have an evening photographic excursion on arrival.
Day 2 - 3: Utajärvi
All day photo sessions in the Utajärvi pro- hides for Golden and White-tailed Eagles. Common Ravens also abound at the eagle hides.
Day 4 - 5:
We will spend the next two days in the forests and wetlands of the Oulu region where there are numerous possibilities and targets will depend on what is around at the time of our visit. Possibilities include wetland hides at Liminka Bay for Common Cranes, Whooper Swans and Hen Harriers and forest hides for Northern Goshawk, Nutcracker, Crested Tit and Brambling. In the wider forest area opportunistic photography could produce Black and Hazel Grouse, Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker, Black and Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers, Bohemian Waxwing and, if we are lucky, Hawk Owl and maybe even Great Grey and Eurasian Pygmy Owls.
After a final morning of photography the tour will end at Oulu Airport in the afternoon.
Price includes: Finnature guiding throughout the journey. All meals and all land transportation from Oulu airport. All overnights in shared double rooms with private facilities.
Accommodation: Merilä manor in Utajärvi for 2 nights and Airport hotel Vihiluoto in Oulu for 3 nights.
Food: Local restaurants
Leader: professional wildlife photographer Jari Peltomäki
Possible extensions: Brown Bear, Wolverine & Wolf photography in Kuhmo. Whooper Swans, Siberian Jay and Siberian Tit in Kuusamo
9 - 14 October
Company’s owner Jari Peltomäki is awarded International Bird Photographer, public speaker and Bird Photography Mentor. Finnature Ltd was started in 1993. During the last about 20 years of operation in ecotourism, we’ve established a vast and reliable network of businesses dealing with nature tourism.
For Finnature guides birds & nature is our passion! Our guides will do their very best to ensure every member of the group to have unforgettable experiences during the trip. The company currently employs around ten top nature guides with expertise in birds, mammals and plants. Finnature Ltd. aims to be a part of preserving Finland’s unique natural heritage for future generations through co-operation with environmental organizations.finnature.com
Terms & Conditions
- The coupon will be valid for 12 months from the purchase date.
- General cancellation policy applies.
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