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Visit Estonia - one of the most beautiful countries in Europe and be amazed by its abundant wildlife!
Estonian Nature Tours has been a pioneer in developing nature and bird tourism all over Estonia. We have long term experience in organising wildlife holidays and the feedback has always been good to excellent. Birdwatching & Botanical tours, Wildlife Photography, Mammal Watching, Nature Study tours.
Wildlife in Estonia
Estonia is a wonderful place to see wildlife at any time of year with fantastic birdwatching including Steller’s Eiders, Ural Owl, Pygmy Owl, Great Snipe, Nutcracker, Citrine Wagtail, Lesser Spotted Eagle, 8 species of Woodpeckers, sea ducks, Hazel Grouse and massive numbers of birds on migration. Butterflies, dragonflies and flowers are equally exciting and the country is renowned for its large number of mammals – over 150 Wolves, 500-600 Brown Bears and almost 20 000 Beavers plus Flying Squirrels and an incredible 700-800 Lynx, one of the strongest populations in Europe!
Birdwatching in Estonia
Although not widely discovered yet, Estonia is ideal country for observing one of the most spectacular natural shows – massive bird migration. This smallest and northernmost Baltic country lies on the crossroad of the Eastern Atlantic migratory flyway: Estonia is locked between the Finnish Gulf, eastern coast of Baltic Sea and Lake Peipsi near the Russian border. In this respect, geographically the Estonian waters and coastline are the natural stepping-stones, the most natural flyway between breeding and wintering areas for millions of Arctic waterbirds, making birdwatching in Estonia fabulous at this time of year. But it is not just about non-stop passage: the country’s long and indented coastline, shallow and sheltered bays, straits, coastal meadows, marshes, lagoons and over 1000 islands in good natural condition are crucial feeding and stopover sites.
Nature Photography for corporate groups as a team building or Incentive event in Estonia
The hides is located in North-East Estonia in Alutaguse, 1,5 hours drive from Tallinn. It’s located in Forest on the edge of a clearing, so light conditions are good.
Lux photo hide has four camera positions, two higher, two lower, bunk bed and dry toilet. There are room for three people or two photographers at the same time. Optimal time for photographing the brown bear begins in the 15 th of May and lasts until at the end of June.
Nature experience Days for corporate groups in Estonia
This is the tour to take if you want to watch bears, enjoy the spectacular sight of mass bird migration, observe elks and follow the paths of wolves and lynxes. It includes hiking in one of Europe’s largest raised bogs with breath-taking views of bog-pools and experience the peacefulness of old-growth forests. To explore the most stunning and beautiful contrasts of Nordic nature, we visit Matsalu and Soomaa national parks and other protected areas. In addition to excellent sightseeing in natural settings we tour medieval Tallinn Old Town, an increasingly popular UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Estonian coast is one of the main migration centerpoints in Europe. Up to 100 million migrating birds pass through in a year, drawing enthusiastic birders from all over Europe annually. But bears, wolves, lynxes and elks also live in Estonia. Western-taiga-type forests alternate with huge bogs and semi-natural habitats rich in plant species. An extensive network of protected areas has been created to preserve this diverse nature; 22% of Estonia’s land area is protected.