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Birdwatching location


Kiilopää

 

Location

 

120 km north of Sodankylä, a road turns right at Kakslauttanen where it ends after 6.2 km at Kiilopää Fell Center. 1, 3 and 6 km nature trails leave from the Fell Center grounds. There is also marked trail to the top of Kiilopää Fell.

 

Birds

 

The Kiilopää area is a good place to get to know the species inhabiting the fells, such as the Rough-legged Buzzard, Merlin, Willow Grouse, Ptarmigan, Dotterel, Golden Plover, Whimbrel, Lapland Bunting and Snow Bunting. The Willow Grouse and Ptarmigan can be found in the area in winter as well.

 

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