Birdwatcher’s Hanko

The versatile nature in Hanko can also be observed in the birdlife. About 270 bird species are spotted yearly on the cape of Hanko. 

For birdwatchers and professional ornithologists alike, Hanko is the top spot to go. During mild winters many species spend the winter here by the sea. Migratory birds use the sand beaches and the bays for shelter and food. And remember, anyone can become a birdwatcher. For instance, you can start by observing a bird table.

Birdwatching towers

Svanvik

Svanvik is an open and shallow bay, where great amounts of seabirds and wading birds gather during migration. The bay is particularly popular among...

Täktom wetland

The shallow bay of Täktominlahti in Hanko has over the years suffered of too many nutrients, contributing to eutrophication, the over-fertilization...

The birds of Uddskatan

Nature experiences on the southernmost tip of Finland

The tip of the cape of Hanko, Uddskatan, is a shelter and resting place for birds. The area offers an excellent opportunity for birdwatching. Especially in the fall, when you can witness the migratory birds gathering on the cape before heading over the ocean.

Along the nature path anyone can study the birdlife and nature of Uddskatan.

 

Dick Forsman, ornithologist

Hot Spot for birdwatchers

In the early spring, March and April, one can see lots of migratory birds, when the rest of Finland is still in hibernation. The best spots are the shores

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3 Birds in Hanko

The versatile nature in Hanko can also be observed in the birdlife. About 270 bird species are spotted yearly on the cape. Did you know that the...