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Vilkkiläntura

South Coast  >  Finland

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

Added by Seppo Vuolanto

Description

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 SwanTundra 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.

Details

Access

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

Conditions

Open landscape

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring, Spring migration

Route

Paved road, Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

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