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Kallahdenniemen Uimaranta

Uusimaa  >  Finland

Public beach in Kallahdenniemi. Great spot to see migrating waders.

Added* by Johanna Jouppila
Most recent update 19 December 2021

Description

Kallahdenniemen Uimaranta: the beach is a great place to watch birds during migration seasons as many species stop to rest and feed near the shore. Migrating waders are among the most interesting birds to see on the beach and it's possible to see a lot of rarer species if one is lucky. Eurasian Oystercatcher and Common Sandpiper are a pretty common sight by the beach and it's possible to spot waders like Dunlin , Wood Sandpiper , Curlew Sandpiper ,Common Greenshank , Common Ringed Plover , Little Ringed Plover , Temminck's Stint , Ruff , Whimbrel , Bar-tailed Godwit and Spotted Redshank. Some lucky birders have even spotted Avocet here.

Common Gull , Black-headed Gull , Herring Gull , Lesser Black-backed Gull , Common Tern , Arctic Tern and Caspian Tern are regular birds by the beach. Goosander , Red-breasted Merganser , Mute Swan ,Mallard , Common Goldeneye , Tufted Duck and Canada Goose are also common water fowl.

While waiting for waders to make an appearance it's also good to keep an eye on the reeds and their surroundings as you can spot common birds like White Wagtail but also Western Yellow Wagtail if you're in luck. When small birds are around birds of prey aren't far behind in the form of Sparrowhawk , Northern Goshawk , Marsh Harrier and Eurasian Hobby. Some very lucky birders have also seen Common Kingfisher stop briefly on the area.

Details

Access

There's a parking place by the beach. The beach can be walked and cycled too.

Terrain and Habitat

Beach , Sea

Conditions

Sandy , High water possible

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Autumn migration , Spring migration

Route

Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Extra info

When the water level is low, there are more open places for waders to forage on and they're easier to spot during those times. The tiny island in front of the beach also becomes accessible by foot at that time.

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