Pärnu Coastal Meadows

Pärnumaa  >  Estonia

The area around of the Pärnu river mouth houses, large reed beds, wide coastal meadows, sandbanks and even a few lagoons. All of which attract heaps of birds.

Added* by Ludwig Gustafsson
Most recent update 17 July 2022


The Pärnu coastal meadows attract quite a few wetland birds. Most notebly Citrine Wagtail. The areas sandbanks are often brimming with waders during low water levels during the migration. The reed beds surrounding the coastal meadows hold reed birds like Reed Warbler, Great Bittern, Water Rail, Bearded Tit, Marsh Warbler, Eurasian River Warbler, Blyth's Reed Warbler, Bearded Tit, Reed Bunting and Savi's Warbler.



There are a few parking spots next to the birdwatching towers. As the coastal meadows are next to the city Pärnu parking is easy although often crowded. There are long trails through the entire area, so the area is easy to explore on foot.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Scattered trees and bushes , Wetland , Grassland , Plain , Plateau , Valley , River , Sea , Dunes , Reedbeds , City/village , Agriculture , Mud flats , Beach , Lake


Flat , Wet , Open landscape , Sandy , High water possible

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Autumn migration , Spring migration


Paved road , Unpaved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car , Boat , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

The area is a well known for it's beaches and is therefore often crowded with people in summer.

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