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Kuningatar

Uusimaa  >  Finland

Foresty peninsula with a nature reserve, reed area and a wide view to the sea.

Added* by Johanna Jouppila
Most recent update 19 December 2021

Description

The Kuningatar peninsula has a variety of birds species from gulls, water fowl, warblers, waders and birds of prey. It's especially great spot to spend the early mornings of the migration season. The coastal meadow of the peninsula is a protected nature reserve and it's possible to spot birds like Sedge Warbler , Reed Bunting , Wood Sandpiper , Common Greenshank and some snipe species. Sparrowhawk , Northern Goshawk , Eurasian Kestrel and Marsh Harrier also patrol the area in hopes of catching some smaller birds. Grey Heron is also often seen in the area.

Great Spotted Woodpecker and Black Woodpecker are common woodpeckers and some birders have also seen White-backed Woodpecker in the forest. During spring and early summer the forest of Kuningatar is filled with bird songs. You can spot Willow Warbler , Common Chiffchaff , Wood Warbler , Chaffinch , Common Redstart , Pied Flycatcher , Eurasian Treecreeper , Barn Swallow , Northern Wheatear , Whinchat , White Wagtail and European Robin in the area.

The furthest point of Kuningatar, on top of the rocks is a good spot for bird watching with a telescope. Birders have seen a wide variety of birds especially during migration seasons. Among the most interesting birds spotted with a telescope are Black Guillemot. Birds like Common Eider , Long-tailed Duck , Goosander , Red-breasted Merganser , Tufted Duck , Common Goldeneye , Canada Goose , Mute Swan , Great Black-backed Gull and Caspian Tern can be observed with and without binoculars too. Some lucky birders have spotted Common Kingfisher in the area too.

Details

Access

There's a parking place on the peninsula area.

The place is accessible by bicycle and best experienced by walking.

Terrain and Habitat

Plain , Forest , Sea , Beach , Reedbeds

Conditions

Rocky , Sandy , High water possible

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Autumn , Summer

Best time to visit

Spring , Autumn , Autumn migration , Summer , Spring migration

Route

Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

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Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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