Photo: Sven Zacek
Whether you are a pro bird-watcher or simply want to take the most out of your nature holiday, bird-watching is perfect for your to-do list with over 380 species of birds spotted in Estonia annually.
Estonia’s indented coastline, numerous islands, forests, bogs and other diverse cultural landscapes are all great spots for bird-watching. The best time for bird-watching is during their migration when millions of birds fill the skies.
Birding season begins as early as in March. Spring migration culminates in mid-May and the bird observation season winds down by mid-June. The autumn migration tends to be more modest, but draws enthusiasts to Estonia in September and October as well. Thanks to the large forest areas and suitable habitats, six species of eagle can be seen in Estonia as well as 8 of 9 European woodpecker species.
Estonian landscapes are surprisingly diverse with a range of wildlife from birds to bears.