There are several bird towers in the area where you'll have great view over the bay. You can see among many other species: Barnacle Goose, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Whooper Swan, Northern Shoveler, Garganey, Gadwall, Eurasian Wigeon, Common Teal, Great Crested Grebe, Stock Dove, Water Rail, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Eurasian Curlew, Snipe, Common Redshank, Common Sandpiper, Common Greenshank, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Caspian Tern, Common Tern, Great Cormorant, Great Bittern, Grey Heron, Marsh Harrier, White-tailed Eagle, Great Spotted Woodpecker, White-backed Woodpecker. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker. Sparrowhawk, Eurasian Hobby, Icterine Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Blyth's Reed Warbler, Great Reed Warbler, Eurasian River Warbler, Eurasian Treecreeper, Barn Swallow, Red-backed Shrike, Thrush Nightingale, Common Chiffchaff, Redwing, Fieldfare, Meadow Pipit, Bearded Tit, Common Rosefinch, Wryneck, Grey-headed Woodpecker.
You can get there by bus or car. Most carparks are limited time only. Explore the area by foot or bike (by bike you can't go everywhere).
Terrain and HabitatForest, Wetland, Mud flats, Grassland, Sea, Reedbeds, Scattered trees and bushes
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitSpring, Spring migration
RouteWide path, Unpaved road, Narrow trail
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Accessible byFoot, Bicycle
Birdwatching hide / platformYes
Vanhankaupunginlahti / Viikki