I consider myself very lucky to have had Nigel Redman as our tour guide. His knowledge of the birds, as well as their habitats, and ability to spot them made for a completely satisfying birding experience. He also ensured we were all made comfortable in regards to travelling, meals, and lodging. We also lucked out having Taru as our local Finnature guide. I really cannot express how much I appreciated them both. Thank you for a great birding tour.
Our Finland & Norway – Forests and Fjords tour will take us through Siberian taiga forests of central Finland through to the northern coasts of Norway. We begin our birding in Kuusamo, searching for Black Grouse and Western Capercaillie with definite highlights sure to include numerous breeding owls such as Great Grey, Ural, Northern Hawk, Boreal, Eurasian Pygmy and Short-eared Owl. We can also expect a number of encounters with a veritable feast of eastern specialities, including Siberian Jay, Grey-headed Chickadee, Parrot Crossbill, breeding Red-flanked Bluetail, Little and Rustic Bunting, Bohemian Waxwing, Black and Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker, Hazel and Black Grouse, Willow Ptarmigan, Red-necked Grebe and Little Gull.