Heikkilänmetsä Old Forest

Häme  >  Finland

Old coniferous forest, where you can see all the woodpecker species that breed in Finland.

Added* by Olli Haukkovaara
Most recent update 2 February 2022


There's a nature trail around the Heikkilänmetsä forest and also two bird observation towers, where you can see to the Lake Vallonjärvi, which is a good place for waterfowl and many other wetland birds. Among the birds you can encounter are White-backed Woodpecker, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Black Woodpecker, Common Crane, Crested Tit, Coal Tit and Osprey.



Parking place at address Tavaksentie 33, Valkeakoski. Click on the P on the map to get directions to the parking spot. The circular walking route indicated on the map passes the two observation towers and is about 2,5 km long.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Wetland


Flat , Hilly

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter , Spring , Autumn , Summer


Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


View other birding spots in the area that are published on Birdingplaces


Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Show more birds Show less birds
Show more images Show less images

Comments & Tips

Click on the little bird icon () to insert bird names in your own language. The birdnames will automatically be translated for other users!