VARANGER BIRDPARK PHOTOHIDE SPRING/SUMMER

 

Interested in renting our passerine photo-hide in Varanger Birdpark? Check out this pdf-file: Passerine photo hide 2016 Arctic Norway Varanger

Latest report also about our passerine photo hide: http://www.stephenburch.com/trips/lapland/lapland.htm (http://www NULL.stephenburch NULL.com/trips/lapland/lapland NULL.htm)

 

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 IMG_4779IMG_4852  IMG_4836 - Kopi IMG_4816 Arctic Redpoll / Varanger Birdpark photohide. Photo: Øyvind Zahl Arntzen, copyright

HOW:

CONTACT US AHEAD; GET A DEAL/TICKET AND TRAVEL TO VESTRE JAKOBSELV AND VARANGER BIRDPARK BY CAR ON YOUR OWN. (May, June, July, August).

We are not present in the Birdpark every day, that’s why you have to contact us before you go to the Birdpark.

WHERE:

ARCTIC NORWAY – VARANGER – VADSØ MUNICIPALITY – VILLAGE: VESTRE JAKOBSELV (17 KM WEST OF VADSØ, WEST SIDE OF THE RIVER JAKOBSELV).

DURATION:

4 HOUR

SEASON:

MAY, JUNE, JULY, AUGUST

MAP/LINK:

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HIDE:

BUILT DURING THE AUTUMN 2013.THE HIDE HAS BEEN DEVELOPED IN COOPERATION WITH LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHERS.

 

MAXIMUM 4 PHOTOGRAPHERS.

DISTANCE TO FEEDER: 3,2 METERS.

UPPER AND LOWER HATCHES.

BEST TIME:

EARLY IN THE MORNING 0700-1200.

PRICES:

500,- NOK PR. PERSON.

YOU NEED TO GET TO THE BIRDPARK AND THE HIDE ON YOUR OWN. WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THE KEY-CODE TO THE HIDE THE DAY BEFORE YOUR VISIT.

REGULAR AND MOST POPULAR BIRDS OUTSIDE THE HIDE SPRING/SUMMER:

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

OTHER REGULAR BIRDS OUTSIDE THE HIDE SPRING/SUMMER:

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

QUITE POSSIBLE BIRDS: Eurasian Bullfinch, Eurasian Jay.

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

ANIMALS THAT MAY APPEAR OUTSIDE THE HIDE:

Red Fox, night/early in the morning.

Weasel (Mustela erminea), whenever during the day.

The animals mentioned above are being given food during the early spring/summer, and may appear looking for something to eat.

BE AWERE:

The main product is clearly the birds in Varanger Birdpark, coming to the feeder. The animals that you might get to see and photograph if lucky, is to be considering as a 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 last two season’s one pair of Siberian Tit has been breeding in one of our birdboxes.

When the Siberian tits have got their chicks out of the birdbox/nest, they tend to guide their young ones a bit away from the Birdpark-area. That reduces the visits on feeder outside the hide. So, if breeding – in a period of a couple of weeks –  the frequency of S.T on feeder can be low.

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 track.

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.

If you want to increase your photo-possibilities, we do have some tricks to increase your possibilities. Contact us (hire a guide).

CONTACT:

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

Phone: +47 90760412

 

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