Birds

In addition to the numerous predators in the area, the surrounding landscape hosts a very wide variety of birdlife. Wild Brown Bear is situated amongst a lively ecosystem consisting of a vast variety of flora and fauna, and after spending a long night in the wildlife hides, a relaxing afternoon is much needed.

 

The forest area near to the lodge hosts species. There is a large bird hide which is also available for use 24/7, many species have been observed here.

There are also a whole host of species which frequent the wetland area nearby the hides. May is a good time for birds as most migratory birds are moving: passerines, waterfowl, eagles and falcons move to the north and it is possible to see them also from the hides. Birds can be heard singing all throughout the surrounding environment.

 

Owls may call at night, and sometimes they fly in the hide area or sit in surrounding trees.

 In good years when there are plenty of moles, owls have plenty of food and it is then possible to see or hear Tengmalm’s Owl, Ural Owl, Eurasian Pygmy Owl and Great Grey Owl.

 

In the ponds of the hide area, it is possible to observe and photograph Goldeneye, Common Teal, Mallard, Eurasian Wigeon, Smew and Whooper Swan. On the bank Common Sandpiper, Ruff, Common Greenshank, occasionally Common Crane, Bean Goose or White-tailed Eagle can be seen searching for food.

Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa)

Great spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)

Ural Owl (Strix uralensis)

Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius)

Great spotted Woodpecker and Black Woodpecker is possible to see around the Bear Centre, bird hide offers good place for photography. 2017 Black Woodpecker made it's nest near lake in the yard of Bear Centre, it had 2 nestlings then. Bear and Wolverine hides are also great place to spot Great spotted Woodpecker.

Golden Eagle and White-tailed Eagle can be seen in the hide area. The best time to view an eagle is in the winter and spring when they are searching for food to be revealed from the thawing snow. White-tailed Eagle visits often also in autumn during August - October. Hawks may be seen around the Bear Centre and especially in the hide area.

White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)

Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)

Eurasian sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)

Northern goshawk(Accipiter gentilis)

Sometimes it is possible to see and photograph Whooper Swan in lake in Bear Centre.

Crane (Grus grus)

Capercaillie (Tetrao Urogallos)

Black Grouse (Tetrao Tetrix)

Coniferous Forest Birds

These and many other species of birds it is possible to see and photograph from our Bird Hide. Many of these you can see also around the Centre.

Siberian Jay (Perisoreus infaustus)

Crested Tit (Lophophanes cristatus)

Siberian Tit (Poecile cinctus)

Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula)

Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)

Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius)

Waxwing ()

Shorebirds

In May and June after the ice retreats from the ponds it is possible to photograph the various ducks and divers which come regularly in the daylight.

Diving Birds

Black-throated diver (Gavia arctica)

Red-throated Diver (Gavia stellata)

Waterfowl Birds

Smew ()

Golden Eye ()

Ravens Crow

Gulls

Bird Hide

Wild Brown Bear has also a bird hide.

 

Bird hide is available from February to October. The best opportunities and the most range of species bird hide offers in winter, spring and autumn when there is not that much food in the forests. In summer months, it is also possible to use bird hide and many of birds visit also then.

 

Regular visitors are Black Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Siberian Jay, Willow Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit.

 

Occasionally Siberian Tit, Eurasian Three-Toed Woodpecker and Pygmy Owl are also seen and photographed from the bird hide.

 

From Bird hide it also possible to see and photograph Red Squirrel and Ermine.

 

For season 2019 Wild Brown Bear will set up more bird hides for specific species.

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