Spring long weekend, April
Enjoy quality birding in Taiga forest and wetlands around Svartådalen
– The Black River Valley of Västmanland. Magnificient birds
like Owls, Woodpeckers and Grouse are the focus of this trip.
We offer close encounters with Ural
and Tengmalms Owls
on ringing excursions,
that also provide good photo opportunities. Great
and Pygmy Owls
are seen totally in the wild, hunting at sunset over small meadows
in the forest.
Woodpeckers drum in early mornings – six species if you´re
lucky – with Three-toed– and Grey-headed as the jewels
in the crown.
Look at the species
and the ”About
the birds- pdf”
and you´ll see what more to expect.
to see the bird?"
thoroughly and you´ll know when is the best
time for the species most important to you.
Arrival: 14:50 to
Meet & greet stop with coffee/tea and sandwiches over Slavonian
in small wetland area by Ängsö castle.
also frequent the area.
Before sunset we put ourselves in position to await the Great
evening hunt. An unforgettable experience that
often provides breath-taking views on these stunning and obliging
rode and the forest
choir of thrushes and Robins is
quieiting down, Pygmy Owls
to announce their territory.
Naturally we look for Moose along the way back to the B&B.
Dinner & Night at Fläckebo
Breakfast at B&B
Morning visit to lake Ösjön with Black-throated
, chance of Nutcracker, Capercaillie
and Hazel Grouse
and some nice
Butterflies like Camberwell Beauties,
and Green Hairstreaks
We pay a visit to the winter feeding station where
Crested–, Willow–, Marsh–
still might appear, together with Nuthatches
of the white-bellied Scandinavian race.
We continue down to the Black River Valley and its rich wetlands
to enjoy good scenic views, a nice outdoor lunch and to look for
the locally breeding White-tailed Eagles
flocks of Bean Geese, Smew
Raptors like Hen Harrier, Rough-legged
passage through the area and winter-visitors like Great
and Golden Eagle
might linger on.
Picnic lunch with a view.
ringing excursion with
close encounters with Ural Owls. In April we ring incubating females,
in May it´s time to ring the chicks before they leave the
nest. Meanwhile the parents often appear, sometimes aggressively
and close. Moments of good photo opportunities.
Dinner at Fläckebo B&B
Night at Fläckebo
Early rising for Woodpecker Morning with Three-toed–,
and Black Woodpeckers
Ringing of Tengmalms Owls,
in nestboxes. Excellent opportunity to get really close views and
to photograph these charming, little owls.
Black-throated Divers, Capercaillie
breed in the area,
as do Woodlark
We enjoy the breakfast outdoors and get back for lunch at the B&B
Relaxed evening excursion around the beautiful wetlands of Svartådalen
with drumming Snipes
Dinner & Night at Fläckebo
Early forest morning with leking Black
on a large bog with breeding Common
Cranes, Osprey, Wood–
In the surrrounding forest Crested–
and Willow Tits, Crossbills
several species of Woodpeckers
Transfer to airport
Departure at 15:00 from Västerås Airport.