The best place to see wintering waterfowl in South Karelia. Spring and autumn time when lakes are covered with ice, some migratory birds usually arrive first or stay long at River Vuoksi. Birds you can see here are: Canada Goose, Whooper Swan, Eurasian Wigeon, Mallard, Common Goldeneye, Goosander, Herring Gull and Great Cormorant.
The area is best explored by car because there are different places where you can find birds. But also walking and cycling is possible.
Terrain and HabitatRiver
Is a telescope useful?Yes
Good birding seasonSpring, Autumn, Winter
Best time to visitWinter, Spring, Autumn
RoutePaved road, Unpaved road
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Accessible byFoot, Bicycle, Car, Wheelchair
Birdwatching hide / platformYes
Rare birds that has been seen in River Vuoksi are for example Great Northern Diver, Yellow-billed Diver and Northern Gannet.