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MAMMALS AND BIRDS IN AUTUMN

 
 
An 8-day fully-inclusive holiday in search mammals and birds of Estonia.
Price: 1695 € pp.

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Programme can be viewed when choosing Tour dossier from the right menu.

Estonian forests are renowned in Europe for their healthy populations of mammals with around 700-800 Lynx, over 150 Wolves, 500-600 Brown Bears and almost 20 000 Beavers – tremendous numbers for such a small country. In all, sixty-four species of mammals have been recorded in Estonia including several European rarities, the most endagered examples being the European Mink, several species of dormouse and the Flying Squirrel.

ENT is very grateful to everyone who have supported the Flying Squirrel with us...

See the Brown Bear watching video...

See the Beaver boat-trip video...

Tour Calendar 2017...
 
 
Period:
Fri 29th Sep - Fri 6th Oct 2017
Group size:
4/7 pax
Grading:
Walking is mainly on good level tracks but we may also enter the forest in search of tracks and signs and this terrain can be a little more difficult.
Leader:
Tarvo Valker
Accommodation:
Comfortable hotels and/or guesthouses with private facilities
Food:
Restaurants and local farms
Extensions:
Cultural/sightseeing extensions available on request




 Wolf / Sven Zacek

 Elk / Luke Massey



Day 1 Arrive in Tallinn, to Haapsalu
Day 2 Matsalu National Park
Day 3 Põõsaspea & Haapsalu; Beaver boat-trip
Day 4 To central Estonia; Elk & Wild Boar safari
Day 5 Toosikannu & Mõrdama
Day 6 To North-East Estonia; Bear Hide
Day 7 Birding & tracking; alternative overnight in the bear hide
Day 8 Departure



Highlights
Mammals: Racoon Dog, Red Fox, Elk, Roe Deer, Wild Boar (90%), Brown Bear (90%), European Beaver (in th dusk 90%), tracks and droppings of Lynx and Wolves (100%, or even  the animals themselves if you are lucky!)
Birds:
Golden Eagle, White-tailed Eagle, hundreds (or thousands) of Common Cranes, White-fronted Geese and Bean Geese, thousands of Barnacle Geese, peak autumn migration of songbirds, waders and waterfowls, Ural Owl, Pygmy Owl, Goshawk, Peregrine Falcon, Black Grouse, White-backed Woodpecker, Three-toed Woodpecker, Black Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Yellow-browed Warbler (probably), Nutcracker, Crested Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Bearded Tit, Lapland Bunting etc.


NB! Estonian Fund For Nature has launched a donation campaign to raise money to buy necessary flying squirrel reasearch equipment. For every person joining us on our Mammal Watching tour (see above) we will make a donation of  25 Euros to this project as we feel it is extremely important to the future of this delightful animal.  With the help of this research the Flying Squirrel stands a chance of increasing in numbers here which we would all surely be delighted to see.
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