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Ahtialanjärvi Wetlands

Häme  >  Finland

Ahtialanjärvi wetlands is the best wetland between cities of Tampere and Hämeenlinna, not to be missed if you are interested in waterfowl and waders.

Added by Olli Haukkovaara

Description

In the middle of the lake there is a flat muddy island, called Lokkisaari, in English Gull Island. Thousands of Black-headed Gull breed there. The island itself provides shelter for many migrating species, especially waders. Lot's of rarities have been found from Lokkisaari. During best days you may see thousands of birds there and lot's of species. Best time to visit is from April to October, during late autum, winter and early spring there is not much to see.

Details

Access

There are two observation towers, the new one in south shore, an old one in east shore. The new tower is easy to reach either by public transportation (bus), but the old one requires some hiking or bike / car.  The new tower is also wheelchair accessible. If you go to the old tower (see map with trail), note that part of the trail from parking place to tower might be muddy.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Lake, Mud flats, Reedbeds

Conditions

Flat, Open landscape

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring, Autumn, Summer

Best time to visit

Spring migration, Autumn migration, Summer, Spring, Autumn

Route

Paved road, Wide path, Unpaved road, Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle, Car, Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Extra info

About 900 meters towards the center of Lempäälä there is a gasoline station Neste Mantunkulma, where the is a cafeteria / restaurant and toilets.

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Comments

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