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Manija Island

Gulf of Riga  >  Estonia

Small island full of coastal birds in the Gulf of Riga. Overnight staying possible at Riida Farm Guesthouse.

Added by Merike Tamm

Description

Manija is a small Estonian islet in the Gulf of Riga. It is only 4.5 km in length and 0.5 km in width. The entire island is covered by the Manija landscape protection area, which was established in 1991. The island’s nature is special thanks to the growth of rare plants, coastal meadows filled with the singing of coastal birds, and the loud sound of natterjack toads.

Details

Access

The island of Manija is accessible by ferry from Munalaiu Port (www.veeteed.com) or by ordering the traditional fishing boat from Riida Farm to come and take you to Manija. The distance from the city of Pärnu to Munalaiu Port is approx. 50 km. Accommodation is available at Riida Farm Guesthouse (rooms or camping). Meals can be ordered. See the link below for more info.

Terrain and Habitat

Beach, Mud flats, Agriculture, Scattered trees and bushes, Grassland, Sea

Conditions

Flat, Open landscape

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

Spring, Autumn, Summer

Best time to visit

Spring migration, Autumn migration

Route

Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Links

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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