ENT at the Birdfair 2010
The 2010 Birdfair will take place in Rutland on 20, 21 & 22 August. This is the third time Estonian Nature Tours has participated in the bird tourism fair as an exhibitor.
Estonian Nature Tours invites you!
on Sunday 22nd August 9:30 - 9:50am / Lecture Marquee 1
Mammals – a pride of Estonian Nature
Presenter: Tarvo Valker
Bird guide for Estonian Nature Tours, the head of the Bird Club of Lääne County
This talk will give an overview of all the incredible mammals that are living in this country - Lynx, Wolves, Brown Bears, Beavers as well as the flying squirrel - the pride of Estonian forests.
Estonia is a wonderful country with huge birdlist, friendly people and wonderful local food and the first place in the world where you can search the Flying Squirrel together with local researcher! Estonian Nature tours has a fantastic 8-day Mammal Watching holiday amongst unique untouched nature with vast floodplains and primeval forests for looking incredible mammals as Flying Squirrel, Raccoon Dog, European Beaver, Brown Bear, Wild Boar and Elk, also many fresh tracks of elusive residents as Lynx and Wolf along the way every day... Great new additions are also tours in Autumn for Common Cranes and Elks and in winter for Steller´s Eiders.
We would be happy to meet with you and give you a presentation of our services whatever time is suitable for you during Birdfair 2010.
Visit us in Marquee 5 Stand 32
BBC Wildlife magazine about Estonia
Estonia´s neverending boreal forest is packed with the continent´s most exiting large carnivores. But, as BBC Wildlife features editor Ben Hoare discovered, its star attraction is not a wolf, bear or lynx, but a flying squirrel!
Photo: Rainar Kurbel
An article about this amazing week in Estonia was published in BBC Wildlife magazine September issue.
„Estonia has the potential to become one of the best, if not the best destinations in Europe to see large mammals,“ Jonathan Hall, the Top mammal watcher in the world, have said after the visiting Estonia.
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Flocks of Steller´s Eider in their wintering grounds
8 species of Woodpeckers
Atmospheric pine forests - habitat of Ural and Pygmy Owls
Black Stork, Hazel Grouse, Capercaillie and Nutcracker
Traditional landscapes and 36 species of Orchids
Brown Bears, Wolves, Lynxes, European Beavers and Flying Squirrel
Wonderful network of unspoilt wetland habitats, a lot of open space and silence
Massive assemblies of migrating waterbirds from the Arctic
„International Crane Assembly“ – unforgettable experience
Small region with huge birdlist, friendly people and wonderful local food
Photo: Remo Savisaar
Song Festival 2009 in Tallinn
Photo: Jarek Jõepera
Some interesting facts about Estonia:
- Estonia stretches 350 km from east to west and 240 km from north to south.
- Sea islands form one tenth and lakes about one twentieth of Estonia's territory.
- Forests and woodlands cover almost half of the Estonian territory.
- Total area of Estonian fens and bogs is about 140 000 ha.
- With an area of 45 000 sq. km, Estonia is larger for example than Slovenia, Holland, Denmark or Switzerland.
- Conversely, Estonia's population ranks amongst the smallest in the world: as of January 2000, an estimated 1 361 242 people live in Estonia — a density of only 30.2 people per sq. km.
- 700-800 Lynxes, over 150 Wolves, 500-600 Brown Beras, almost 20 000 Beavers are beyond doubt excellent numbers for such a small territory.
- Compared with Poland, four times as many Ural Owls and six times as many White-backed Woodpeckers breed in Estonia.
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Endla Nature Reserve
Photo: Jarek Jõepera
Why Estonian Nature Tours?
Estonian Nature Tours has been a pioneer in developing nature and bird tourism all over Estonia. We have long term experience in organising botanical and bird watching tours and the feedback from our clients has always been good to excellent. Every year we develope one or two new tour packages.
ENT supports the yearly Young Conservationist Award through independent NGO Estonian Fund for Nature, also Sõrve Bird Station and bird conservation charities through Birdlife International.
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Promotional Tour to Estonia in Autumn 2010
Estonian Nature Tours is co-operating with the Läänemaa Tourism Association and organizing six-day Promotional tour to West-Estonia on September 18-23 2010. The tour is a round trip for journalists and tour operators interested in the fields of birdwatching and other wildlife in Autumn. The main aim of the tour is to introduce to the world with the help of motivated journalists our wonderful network of unspoilt wetland habitats and the birding and mammal watching opportunities our unique wildlife offer in September, but also to promote the rich history of this area and the principles of sustainable tourism.
The number of places are limeted. Please phone or e-mail us for detailed itineraries... tel +372 5349 6695 / e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Ivar Ojaste
Photo: Valeri Stserbatõh
Photo: Sven Zacek
ENT at the Falsterbo Bird Show
3–5 September 2010
Falsterbo Bird Show in Sweden is an annual international bird-watching event that will be inaugurated during the first weekend of September 2010. It takes place at Nabben, Skanörs Ljung and at the adjacent Falsterbo Horse Show’s arena. This is the first time Estonian Nature Tours has participated in the event as an exhibitor.
Photo: Sven Zacek