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This bird watching tower in Vilkkiläntura is surrounded by a shallow gulf that attracts many birds.

Added* by Seppo Vuolanto
Most recent update 5 April 2022


The Vilkkiläntura bird watching tower is located in a shallow and sheltered sea bay on the coast of the Gulf of Finland, connected to the sea through two narrow sounds. Vilkkiläntura is characterized by an extensive reed zone and narrow alluvial meadows fringed with a zone of Black Alder. The bay is an exceptionally important staging area for waterfowl, as for Whooper Swan, Bewick's Swan and Smew, and waders. It’s a great place for watching waterfowl and waders resting on their migration routes. The best season to watch birds here is from April to May. The tower has one open platform and a parking area.



Drive towards Border Guard Station and Hurppu. In about two kilometres, there’s a junction with signs to Tilli, Vilkkiläntura and “Vilkkilänturan torni” (the tower). The parking area is 300 metres away on the left side of the road. Further on the road, on the left side, there is a path leading to the bird watching tower. On the other side of the bay is another observation tower.

Terrain and Habitat

Sea , Grassland , Reedbeds , Beach


Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring , Spring migration


Paved road , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


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