Porslahti Communal Gardens

Uusimaa  >  Finland

Gardens that are filled with birdlife during the warmer months. The small forest area in the middle is also worth checking out.

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Most recent update 16 December 2021
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The Porslahti communal gardens attract a variety of bird species in spring, summer and autumn. The regular House Sparrow , Great Tit and Tree Sparrow are common birds in the gardens but it's also easy to come across birds like Willow Warbler , Common Chiffchaff , Greater Whitethroat , Lesser Whitethroat , European Robin, Wren and European Goldfinch. Especially in late summer. Common Redstart , Whinchat and Bluethroat have also been seen in the gardens during late summer and early autumn. Due to the high amount of small birds in the area, it's also possible to spot Sparrowhawk and Northern Goshawk hunting in the area.

The small foresty area next to the gardens can also surprise birders positively. In autumn and winter time, the forest can attract berry eating birds like Bullfinch , Fieldfare and Blackbird. Goldcrest likes to hunt for insects in the coniferous trees throughout the year and Grey-headed Woodpecker, Eurasian Treecreeper and Long-tailed Tit have been seen in the area as well.

As an added bonus, the gardens themselves are also lovely to look at when flowers are in full bloom and vegetables start to grow. Please be mindful when visiting and photographing to not disturb the gardeners too much to make birders welcome in the future too. While the paths around the gardens are public space the gardens themselves are off limits and should not be entered.



There is a parking place close to the gardens. It is also possible to cycle and walk in the area. Walking is the best way to explore the gardens.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , City/village , Scattered trees and bushes



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

Spring , Autumn , Summer

Best time to visit

Summer , Autumn , Autumn migration , Spring migration , Spring


Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


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