The wildlife in Hanko

Take a walk on the beach and gather stones and mussel shells that have floated ashore. Do you recognize three of our most common mussels and how they live? Did you know that the Oystercatcher is the official bird of Hanko? Learn more about the nature and you will enjoy your time in the nature even more. Take a trip to the outer archipelago to see the grey seals living in the Baltic Sea. There are over 12 000 grey seals and with a bit of luck you can spot them daily. The versatile nature in Hanko can also be observed in the birdlife. About 270 bird species are spotted yearly on the cape. 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.