Jurmo Island

Parainen  >  Finland

Jurmo is an island situated in the archipelago of Turku. The organization "Jurmo bird observatory" operates on the island.


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 Habitat

Forest, Wetland, Plain, Scattered trees and bushes, Moors/heathland, Sea, City/village, Reedbeds


Flat, Rocky, Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration


Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

More info in English is provided by the local ornithologcal society (https://www.tly.fi/jurmon-lintuasema/in-english/)

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


Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here


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