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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

Description

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.

Details

Access

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

Conditions

Flat , Hilly

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter , Spring , Autumn , Summer

Route

Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

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Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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