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Migration hotspots in Estonia

An 8-day holiday focusing on the spectacular bird migration in Western Estonia.

Estonia in the autumn is a magnificent destination for the birdwatcher who wants to see forest species, such as woodpeckers and forest grouse, together with raptors and arctic migration, with that added touch of eastern rarities and even some mammals. In western Estonia, wetlands are always full of life in the autumn. From early September until late October, thousands of ducks, geese and cranes use these wetlands as their last feeding and roosting grounds before their final migration to the wintering sites. The sight of tens of thousands of common birds like Chaffinch and Brambling can be very impressive and these can include large numbers of Goldcrests, Northern Wheatears and Common Starlings.

Day 1 Arrive in Tallinn, to South-Estonia
Day 2 Mehikoorma & Järveselja
Day 3 Mehikoorma, to Pärnu
Day 4 Kabli & Soometsa forests
Day 5 kihnu island, to Haapsalu
Day 6 Matsalu National Park
Day 7 Põõsaspea & Matsalu
Day 8 Departure

 

Highlights

Birds:

Golden Eagle, White-tailed Eagle, tens of thousands of Eurasian Cranes, White-fronted Geese and Bean Geese, peak autumn migration of songbirds, waders and waterfowls, Goshawk, Peregrine Falcon, Black Grouse, White-backed Woodpecker, Three-toed Woodpecker, Black Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Yellow-browed Warbler (probably), Nutcracker, Crested Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Bearded Tit, Lapland Bunting etc.

Mammals:

Wild Boar & Raccoon Dog, Red Fox, Elk, Roe deer, Red Deer, European Beaver, tracks of Brown Bear, Wolf, & Lynx (probably) etc.

 

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KEY INFORMATION

Price: 1230 Euro per person

Single.suppl. 200 Euro

 

Period: Fri 2nd Oct. – Fri 9th Oct

Group size: 6/7 pax
Grading: Day walks only, for all ages
Accommodation: Comfortable hotel with private facilities
Food: Restaurants and local farms
Leader: Local field ornithologist
Extensions: Cultural/sightseeing extensions available on request

 

Includes:

English-Estonian speaking guide(s) troughout the journey. All meals and all local transport. Entrance fees to protected areas and museums.

Excludes:

Beverages and sauna. International tickets. Insurance.

 

BOOKING

Booking is done by sending us an email at booking@hansaguides.ee and paying through bank transfer.  Invoice and confirmation will be sent to your email address.

Or reach us via:

  • SKYPE – Hansaguides
  • Phone – 0032(0)478 295196

 

CANCELLATIONS

More than 70 days deposit (20%) only 70-15 days before departure 50% of total tour cost 15 days or less before departure 100% of total tour cost

INSURANCE

It is a condition of joining one of our holidays that you must be fully insured against medical and personal accident risks. Please send to us the name of your insurance provider, the contact telephone number, your policy number, expire date and details of the medical and repatriation cover provided.

 

GO CUSTOM!

NB! There are many amazing holidays you can´t afford to miss… When you would like to travel with your friends we would be happy to give you more information or offer an extra tour with special price whenever you find a suitable time.