Birdwatching in Sodankylä
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Birdwatching location

Kaira bog




8 km from Pelkosenniemi towards Sodankylä turn east on the road towards the village of Kairala. A road sign reads “LUIRO 6”. Drive 5.3 km, turn left at the sign reading “LINTUTORNI 6.6 km” (Bird Observation Tower). Drive 2.6 km to a boom, where you walk the rest of the way to the bird observation tower, about 4 kms. If the boom is up, you may drive to the path, about 1 km long, that leads to the tower.




In spring and summer, waders such as the Red-necked Phalarope, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Snipe, Whimbrel, Golden Plover, Spotted Redshank and Greenshank as well as Wood Sandpiper can be seen in the bog. Birds of prey seen in the area are Hen Harriers, Peregrine Falcons and Short-eared Owls.


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