Great way to experience the birds of the Finnish archipelago. Jurmo is one of the few places in Finland where Little Tern breed. Therefore, keep in mind that the western side of the island is restricted during the breeding time.
The habitat is very variable. The island attracts lots of migrating birds and also in the eastern parts of the island, volunteers ring birds by using mistnets. In winter Jurmo is also one of the best places in Finland to see Purple Sandpiper.
You can access the island by a ferry called "Eivor". The ferry is free of charge.
Terrain and HabitatForest, Wetland, Plain, Scattered trees and bushes, Moors/heathland, Sea, City/village, Reedbeds
ConditionsFlat, Rocky, Open landscape
Is a telescope useful?Yes
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitSpring migration
Difficulty walking trailAverage walk
Accessible byFoot, Bicycle
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
More info in English is provided by the local ornithologcal society (https://www.tly.fi/jurmon-lintuasema/in-english/)
Another good birding island Utö and is located just next to Jurmo.