Capercaillie (by Michele Mendi)
 Photo: Michele Mendi

Red-throated Diver
Photo: Hans Falklind

Tengmalms Owl
Photo: Daniel Green

Black grouse
Photo: Michele Mendi

Great Grey Owl
Photo: Daniel Green

Black-throated Diver
Photo: Hermann Hazelhorst

Spring bird photography

Spring bird photography 10 April - 5 May

Spring is a good time for Bird photography in the Black River area with focus on leking Grouse from hides, Owls on ringing sessions & in natural habitats. Divers in summer plumage & the challenge of Black & Three-toed Woodpeckers. Garden feeding stations with Hawfinch, Bullfinch and Bramblings, Siskin, Yellowhammers and other passerines is an added value.

For Black Grouse we have a comfortable hide with proper beds, heater and toilet that allow you to wait patiently for the birds without any lack of comfort. We provide you warm & cold drinks and snacks so you won't lack energy. The Capercaillie session requires spending the night in a tent hide. During the week you will of course also have proper lodging in a hotel or B&B.

Day 1:
Arrival & check in at B&B. Dinner and transfer to Capercaillie hides. Night in hides.

Day 2:
Morning session Capercaillie. Pick up 9.30. Breakfast and light session for Black-throated Divers in forest lake. Midday rest. Evening excursion for Great Grey Owl. Night in B&B.

Day 3:
Woodpecker excursion Three-toed-, and Black Woodpeckers. Mid day rest. Afternoon session ringing Ural Owls. Transfer to Black Grouse hides. Night in Black Grouse hide.

Day 4:
Morning session Black Grouse. Pick-up 9.30. Brunch. Optional session at feeding station for passerines, chance for Bullfinch, Brambling, Hawfinch, etc. Evening excursion for Pygmy Owl and again if requested Great Grey Owl. Night in B&B.

Day 5:
Very early morning excursion (2 hours drive) for Red-throated Divers and Goldeneye on breeding ground surrounded by board walks. Very accessible. Black-throated Divers on the way back.

Mid day session ringing Tengmalm´s Owls (if they breed) only some years.

Afternoon/evening departure or…

last evening with Great Grey Owl or Moose safari. Night in B&B.

Day 6:
Departure, or….

(Optional) Extra morning session Capercaillie/ Black Grouse (if requested). Afternoon departure and transfer to airport.

The price for 5 days would be 18.500 SEK /person
+ 2.000 SEK single room supplement.
2.500 SEK /person for extra day.

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Three-toed Woodpecker
Photo: Michele Mendi

Pygmy Owll
Photo: Daniel Green

Black Woodpeckerl
Photo: Glyn Sellors

Ural Owl
Photo: Daniel Green