Winter bird photography in
the Black River Valley
Winter bird photography 1 January – 10 March
Wintertime is a good time for Bird photography up north. Birds that are difficult to see close during most of the year are attracted to feeding stations and appear on a daily basis.
We have comfortable hides with heaters and toilets 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 sessions start early morning so you are in position at the break of dawn. For the Eagles you have to sit til dusk.
Arrival & check in at B&B. Dinner and night in B&B.
Early morning transfer to Golden– and White-tailed Eagle hide, full day session dawn to dusk. Dinner & night in B&B.
Morning outdoor session at Nutcracker feeding station.
Grey-headed Woodpecker and Black Woodpecker possible, passerines close up like Crested-, Willow-, Marsh-, Coal-, Great- and Blue tit, Nuthatch (Scandinavian race), Treecreeper, Bullfinch, etc. After lunch lookout for Bohemian Waxwings and Pygmy Owl. Night in B&B.
Morning session Northern Goshawk hide, Common Jays often appear too. After lunch session at feeding station for passerines, Bullfinch, Hawfinch, Yellowhammer, Greenfinch, Siskin, Redpoll, Great-spotted Woodpecker, etc. Evening excursion for Pygmy Owl or Hawk owl if available. Dinner & night in B&B.
Morning transfer (2 hours) for outdoor session at Siberian Jay feeding station. Passerines close up like Crested-, Willow-, Marsh-, Coal-, Great- and Blue tit, Nuthatch (Scandinavian race), 2.nd chance on Grey-headed Woodpecker and Black Woodpecker.
Afternoon possible pop-in at streams with Dippers.
Dinner & night in B&B.
Rough-legged Buzzard hide session. From dawn til after lunch or full day if you like.
Extra day in Eagle or Goshawk hide or any of the feeding stations. Late afternoon departure and transfer to airport.
The journey is a collaboration between
BirdSafarisweden and Karlmark Travel. (Karlmark Travels holds the travel
warranty insurance that covers this trip)
Price for 5 nights/ 6 days:
18.500 SEK /person + 1.250 SEK
single room supplement
Extension day: 2.500 SEK /person.