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Birdwatching location


Tankavaara

 

Location

 

The Koilliskaira Nature Center is located 10 km north of Vuotso. There are 1, 3 and 6 km nature trails starting from the Center grounds. During the winter there is a 1 km winter-nature trail open.The terrain the nature trail passes through is mostly woods. The longest trail climbs up to the top of Pikku (Little) Tankavaara where there is a watchtower. There is a Lappish hut (“kota”) on the side of the trail where one can make fires. Information concerning recent bird sightings as well as the nature in The Urho Kekkonen National Park can be ascertained at the Nature Center.

 

Birds

 

Birds that may be seen along the sides of the trails are the Parrot, Common and Two-barred Crossbill, Pine Grosbeak, Capercaillie, Black and Three-toed Woodpecker, Siberian Jay and Siberian Tit.

 

Other information

 

Gold Prospector Museum

 

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