Pikla Ponds

Karevere  >  Estonia

A complex of ponds in ponds in Luitemaa Nature Protection Area. Two bird observation platforms give good view on the coastal meadows and the sea.

Added* by Pieter Braem
Most recent update 1 February 2023


Near the Pikla ponds in Luitemaa Nature Protection Area, there are two birdwatching towers – one is between the ponds and the second one, which is not as high, is located on the beach. The towers are perfect for birdwatching because they provide a great view of the coastal meadow and the sea. The low and indented coast is a favourable place for feeding and stopping for a lot of waterbirds. The birds you can see here include Whooper Swan, Eurasian Wigeon, Common Goldeneye, Wood Sandpiper, Common Redshank, White-tailed Eagle, Marsh Harrier, Bearded Tit, Great Reed Warbler, Northern Wheatear and others.



The Pikla ponds are located south of the village of Võiste. Click on the P in the map for directions or coordinates. You can combine a visit with exploring the Võiste Coastal meadows (also described on Birdingplaces), see separate entry.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Beach , Sea , Grassland


Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Autumn , Summer

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration


Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


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