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Säppi Island

Pori  >  Finland

Säppi is an island in Bothnian bay near Pori. The organization "Säppi bird observatory" operates on this island.

Description

The island withhold one of the finest old-growth forests in southern Finland. The shores attract lots of migratory birds, like Olive-backed Pipit. In spring you can witness great Velvet Scoter migration and in autumn the island is known for it's rarities.

Details

Access

You can explore the island by foot, but you need a boat ride from local fisherman.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest, Wetland, Plain, Reedbeds, Sea

Conditions

Flat, Rocky, Slippery

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

Spring, Autumn

Best time to visit

Autumn migration

Route

Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Strenuous

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Extra info

The local fisher usually take birders to the island. You can find more info from the local ornithological society. There is a lighthouse on the island and a herd of Mouflon roam in the woods.

Birdingplaces Near

In Pori you can find good wetlands for example in Yyteri.

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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