Birdingtrail along a stony beach on the shore of the Bay of Rīga near Kaltene. You will see small inlets and capes and a rocky or overgrown shore. At the end of the trail (1 km) there is a bird-watching tower. During spring and autumn migration this is a great place for birding.
The Kaltene coastal formations are protected and a geological and geomorphological nature monument. The nature trail along the coast opens up beautiful views to the landscapes characteristic to the Riga Gulf shore and Kaltene sea coast strewn with boulders. During spring and autumn bird migration there are many Anseriformes and Charadriiformes present here. Nice birds that are seen here are Long-tailed Duck, Red-necked Phalarope, White-tailed Eagle, Red-throated Diver, Red-necked Grebe en Grey Plover.
Start of the trail, at the parking lot, is marked with a sign Sākums (Start) following with direction arrows afterwards. When the trail is mowed, it is easy to follow the path. Till the beginning of July the trail is not being mowed due to bird nesting in the coastal reeds and bushes.
Terrain and HabitatSea, Beach
ConditionsFlat, Rocky, Hilly, Open landscape
Is a telescope useful?Yes
Good birding seasonSpring, Autumn
Best time to visitSpring migration, Autumn migration, Autumn, Spring
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Birdwatching hide / platformYes
A infopanel on how to recognise the various birds is installed at the tower for beginning birdwatchers.