SW of Finland (Varsinais-Suomi)  >  Finland

Marshy lake with a nice birdwatching platform to observe the birds. 163 different species have been observed in the area during the past few years.

Added* by jlinden
Most recent update 15 March 2020


Järvelä wetland is located north of Lake Littoistenjärvi in northern Kaarina. Within a few years, the wetland has become one of the top bird sanctuaries in the province of Southwestern Finland. The area is populated by more than twenty wetland species. Slavonian Grebe (Horned Grebe), Whooper Swan, Eurasian Moorhen and Garganey nest here.

Järvelä wetland is a flooded field area with an exceptionally rich variety of species. For bird watchers, there is a bridge with unrestricted access. Järvelä wetland is situated on the border of Kaarina and Lieto, and across the border in Lieto, there is a bird watching tower as well.



Easy to reach if you are in Turku. 15 min drive. If you arrive by car, there is a parking lot at the crossroads of Järveläntie and Vanha Littoistentie roads, from where you can take a short walk to the bird observation bridge. For the disabled, there is a wheelchair ramp to the bridge. By bike or on foot you can reach the platform easily. Nearest parking lot is 400 m from the flat, very close to the wetland.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Forest , Reedbeds



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Summer , Autumn

Best time to visit

Spring , Summer


Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Bicycle , Foot , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


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