Birds

In addition to the numerous predators in the area, the surrounding landscape hosts a very wide variety of birdlife. Wild Brown Bear is situated amongst a lively ecosystem consisting of a vast variety of flora and fauna, and after spending a long night in the wildlife hides, a relaxing afternoon is much needed. The forest area near to the lodge hosts species such as, Great Grey Owl, Eurasian Eagle Owl, Golden Eagle, Goshawk and White-tailed Eagle. The best time to view an eagle is in the springtime when they are searching for fresh food to be revealed from the thawing snow.  There are also a whole host of other species which frequent the wetland area nearby the hides.

In the winter months it is possible to observe species such as; Black Grouse, Hazel Grouse, Willow Grouse, Capercaillie, Parrot Crossbill, Two-barred Crossbill and Waxing. There is also a large bird hide which is also available for use 24/7. Many species have been observed here and the frequent visitors include; Black Woodpecker, Grey-Headed Woodpecker, Three-Toed Woodpecker, Great –Spotted Woodpecker, Siberian Tit, Siberian Jay, Willow Tit, Coal Tit, Great Tit and Blue Tit.

When the snow retreats back from the ponds it is possible to photograph the various ducks and divers which come regularly in the daylight.

Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus)

Capercaillie 130 €/ person /night

 

Group size: 1-6 persons

Season time: 23.04 -07.05.2015

Duration: All night, from about 7-8.00 pm to 8.00 am (depending the site)

Hides; hides or tents of 1-2 persons

Price incl. use of hides or tents, snack, sleeping bag, matress in hides/ tent, drive to the place)

Black Grouse (Lyrurus tetrix)

Black Grouse 80€ /person/morning

 

Group size: 1-6 persons

Season time: 18.4.-20.5

Duration;

Early in the morning (about 00.30am to 8.00am) or from evening to morning (6.00 pm to 8.00 am), in Vartius area

Hides: hides or tents for 1-2 persons

Price incl. use of hides or tent, snack, sleeping bags, matrass in hides, drive to the place)

Owls

Ural Owl (Strix uralensis)

Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa)

Birds and Owls observation trip 100,- / person

 

May to August

Duration: 2-4h

Day or evening

By walking or by vehicle depending the season and interest of people.

Departure from Wild Brown Bear lodge

Woodpecker

Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius)

Great spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)

Goshawk

(Accipiter gentilis)

Eagles

Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)

White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)

Golden Eagle, Goshawk and White-tailed Eagle. The best time to view an eagle is in the springtime when they are searching for fresh food to be revealed from the thawing snow.  There are also a whole host of other species which frequent the wetland area nearby the hides.

Whooper Swan, Crane

Whooper Swan(Cygnus cygnus)

Crane (Grus grus)

Coniferous forest birds

Siberian Tit (Poecile cinctus)

Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)

Crested Tit (Lophophanes cristatus)

Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula)

Siberian Jay (Perisoreus infaustus)

Shorebirds

Ruff (Philomachus pugnax)

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Wood sandpiper (Tringa glareola)

Diving birds

Black-throated diver (Gavia arctica)

Red-throated Diver (Gavia stellata)

Gulls

European Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)

Black-headed Gull

(Chroicocephalus ridibundus)

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Waterfowl birds

Golden Eye (Bucephala clangula)

Smew (Mergellus albellus)