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Bird tower giving wonderful views of the Laajalahti Nature Reserve. Excellent birding during migration periods, but also in summer.

Added* by Marcus Blomstedt
Most recent update 7 December 2021


The Laajalahti Nature Reserve is one of the best bird waters in the Helsinki metropolitan area. It is an excellent bird watching place both during migration times, but also in other periods outside winter the birding is good. The Maari Bird Tower is located at the end of Otaniemi, along the path from Konemiehentie. The shallow waters, reeds and wet meadows are a great place for waders, seabirds, geese, ducks, birds of prey and herons.



The place is accessible on foot and by bike. About 500 m from car parking. Click on a P in the map to go to the parking of your choice.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Plain , Beach , Mud flats , Scattered trees and bushes


Flat , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Autumn

Best time to visit

Summer , Spring migration , Autumn migration , Autumn , Spring


Unpaved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform



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