White-tailed Eagle (by Clive Finlayson)
 Photo: Clive Finlayson
WAXWINGS, Photo: Hans Bister
Photo: Hans Bister

Rough-legged Buzzard
Photo: Thomas Andersson

HAWK OWL, Photo: Stefan Oscarsson
Hawk Owl
Photo: Stefan Oscarsson

Grey-headed Woodpecker
Photo: Lars Karlsson

GOLDEN EAGLE, Foto: Zsombor Karolyi
Golden Eagle
Photo: Zsombor Karolyi

HAWFINCH, Photo: Torbjörn Arvidsson
Photo: Torbjörn Arvidsson

WILLOW TIT Photo: Glyn Sellors
Willow Tit
Photo: Glyn Sellors

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.

Day 1:
Arrival & check in at B&B. Dinner and night in B&B.

Day 2:
Early morning transfer to Golden– and White-tailed Eagle hide, full day session dawn to dusk. Dinner & night in B&B.

Day 3:
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.

Day 4:
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.

Day 5:
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.

Day 6:
Rough-legged Buzzard hide session. From dawn til after lunch or full day if you like.

Day 7:
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:
24.500 SEK /person + 1.250 SEK single room supplement
Extension day: 3.500 SEK /person.

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PYGMY OWL, Photo: Torbjörn Arvidsson
Pygmy Owl
Photo: Torbjörn Arvidsson

SIBERIAN JAY, Photo: Hans Bister
Siberian Jay
Photo: Hans Bister

BULLFINCH Photo: Torbjörn Arvidsson
Photo: Torbjörn Arvidsson

GOSHAWK, Photo: Daniel Andersson
Photo: Daniel Andersson

CRESTED TIT, Photo: Stefan Oscarsson
Crested Tit
Photo: Stefan Oscarsson

NUTCRACKER, Photo: Graham Catley
Photo: Graham Catley