Birdwatching in Sodankylš
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Birdwatching location





The Peurasuvanto Holiday Village is located 50 km to the north of Sodankylš on the banks of the Kitinen River. There is a bird-sightings collection point at the village from which you may get information about the local bird populations and recent sightings. The river remains open year round. There is also a bird observation tower nearby and a 5 km long trail starts from the Peurasuvanto Holiday Villages grounds.




Birds one can see in the area in the spring and summer are the Bluethroat, Hen Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Short-eared Owl, Hawk Owl and Osprey. The mating calls of the Black Grouse can be heard from the cottages in the spring. Siberian Tits, among others, frequent birds feeds here. White-tailed Eagles fish in the river year round. Parrot Crossbills and Common Crossbills can also be encountered year round on the trail.


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