Birdwatching towers in Paljassaare Special Conservation Area

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Paljassaare Special Conservation Area is a special protection area of pan-European importance; 227 bird species have been registered here, 82 of whom are under protection in Estonia.
This area draws birds with its excellent resting and feeding opportunities, provided by its varied landscape and its location on the birds' migratory route.
Both the Reedbed Tower and the White Tower offer a magnificent view of the reedbed, meadows, shrubs, and the sea. With binoculars, you can see seagulls, various ducks, oystercatchers, and even western marsh harriers. 

You cannot camp or make a fire in the area. The neighbouring Pikakari beach is popular among people coming from Tallinn.

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Open all year round

24 hours

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Getting there

Cars are not allowed on the peninsula. When coming from the centre of Tallinn, you can come here by bus, car, or bike. Paljassaar is perfect for cycling and there is a cycle and pedestrian track that takes you to Pikakari beach. The car park is near the Katariina pier.

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  • Signposted
  • By car
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chinesed0ll

chinesed0ll

Nature trekking while walking the dog from nearby shelter!

For those who are interested in dogs and cats, before visiting the nature trail, stop by Luusi area and stop by the Animal Shelter NGO (the address is Paljassaare tee 85, 10313, Tallinn). From city...

idibeach

idibeach

Cycling to Paljassaare

You can make a bicycle tour to the eastern tip of Paljassaare, Väike-Paljassaare. On the way there's Catherine's Pier (Katarina kai) and a sandy beach, Pikakari rand. There are also two birdwatching...

JonathanCook44

JonathanCook44

Superb wetland location for birdwatchers

An extensive network of reedbed and shrub with good footpaths/tracks provide a wilderness experience that is a real treat. Marsh harriers patrol the area, I heard a booming bittern, saw a party of...

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