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River Vuoksi

southeast  >  Finland

Outlet of Lake Saimaa, runs to Lake Ladoga (Russia). River doesn´t have much ice cover in winter time. Birds can be observed in different places.

Added by Ilpo Hjerppe

Description

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

Details

Access

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 Habitat

River

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

Spring, Autumn, Winter

Best time to visit

Winter, Spring, Autumn

Route

Paved road, Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle, Car, Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Extra info

Rare birds that has been seen in River Vuoksi are for example Great Northern Diver, Yellow-billed Diver and Northern Gannet.

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Comments

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