PHOTOHIDE PASSERINES WINTER/SPRING

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Location: VARANGER BIRDPARK

 

 

 

 

 

MAP/LINK:       

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HOW:                                

TRAVEL TO VESTRE JAKOBSELV BY CAR. (February, March, April) TRANSPORT BY SNOWMOBILE

(1,4 km)  FROM THE MAIN ROAD TO THE BIRDPARK/HIDE.

WHERE:             

ARCTIC NORWAY – VARANGER – VADSØ MUNICIPALITY – VILLAGE: VESTRE

JAKOBSELV (17 KM WEST OF VADSØ).

STARTPOINT:

WEST SIDE OF THE RIVER JAKOBSELV

DURATION:

4,5 HOUR

SEASON:

1. FEBRUARY TO 20TH APRIL

HIDE:                                   

BUILT DURING THE AUTUMN 2013.THE HIDEHAS BEEN DEVELOPED IN COOPERATION WITH LOCAL

PHOTOGRAPHERS.

 

 

MAXIMUM 4 PHOTOGRAPHERS.

DISTANCE TO FEEDER: 3,2 METERS.

UPPER AND LOWER HATCHES.

THE HIDE IS NOT HEATED– HEATED CARAVAN NEARBY.

WARM CLOTHING NECCESARY.

WE DO HAVE SOME TRICKS TO INCREASE YOUR CHANCES TO GET NICE PICTURES.

BEST TIME:        

EARLY IN THE MORNING 0700-1200.

WEATHER:        

IF WINDY WEATHER ALONG THE FJORD, THE BIRDPARK IS QUITE SHELTERED, DUE TO ITS LOCATION.

PRICES:              

1 PERSON:                          1200,- NOK.

2 PERSONS:                       1000,- NOK PR. PERSON

3 OR 4 PERSONS:               900,- NOK PR. PERSON

INCLUDED:        WE DO HAVE SOME OVERALLS THAT YOU MAY USE FOR FREE.

 

REGULAR AND MOST POPULAR BIRDS OUTSIDE THE HIDE WINTER/EARLY SPRING:

SIBERIAN TIT (Poecile cinctus), ARCTIC REDPOLL (Carduelis hornemanni).

 

OTHER REGULAR BIRDS OUTSIDE THE HIDE WINTER/EARLY SPRING:

COMMON REDPOLL (Carduelis flammea) , GREAT TIT (Parus major), WILLOW TIT (Poecile montanus), EUROPEAN GREENFINCH (Chloris chloris)

 

QUITE POSSIBLE BIRDS: Snow Bunting, Eurasian Bullfinch, Eurasian Jay.

 

SLIM-CHANCE BIRDS: Three Toed Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker.

 

ANIMALS THAT MAY APPEAR OUTSIDE THE HIDE:

Arctic Hare (Lepus timidus), night/ early in the morning.

Red Fox, night/early in the morning.

Weasel (Mustela erminea), whenever during the day.

Very slim chance animal in Varanger Birdpark in general:

European Pine Marten (Martes martes). Night/early in the morning.

All the animals mentioned above are being given food during the late autumn/winter and early spring.

BE AWERE:

The main product is clearly the birds in Varanger Birdpark, coming to the feeder. The animals we feed, and that you might get to see and photograph if lucky, is to be considering as a pure possible bonus.

 

In general about some of the birds:

It is wild birds coming to our main feeding-station in Varanger Birdpark. We believe there are minimum 2 pairs of Siberian Tit visiting the feeders.

It can take up to one hour or so between the visits of the Siberian Tit. The Siberian Tit normally visits the feeder in pairs.

The last two season’s one pair of Siberian Tit has been breeding in one of our birdboxes.

Hybrid of Siberian Tit and Willow Tit has been spotted in the Birdpark during the winter 2013.

The Arctic Redpolls is often seen – many individuals.

The Woodpeckers is to be heard in the Birdpark more often than it is to be seen by the feeder. It is possible to walk a bit around in the Birdpark, following the snowmobile-tracks that are present.

We do have two Birdboxes for Owls and two fake Raptor-nests in the Birdpark, as well as passerine-birdboxes.

Photo: Michael Gerber. Copyright. Picture taken in Varanger Birdpark.

 

 

 

tours@arctic-adventures.com (tours null@null arctic-adventures NULL.com)

Phone: +47 90760412 (Øyvind Zahl Arntzen/Manager & owner)

 

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