It’s like being allowed to come into their living room
and be with them for a day and see what they do. “
Buzzards and wild nature
In the forest just outside Sandviken stands a specially built forest hut, which is adapted to photograph wildlife and birds. Most people come here in the summer to see bears. They can be seen in the Autumn as well but due to the longer night the chances are somewhat reduced.
This is when the buzzards come.
For a few weeks at the end of September, we are often visited by several buzzards that stay near the hide. They come to feed up for their journey south. It is cool to sit just a few metres away from these beautiful birds.
Booking and season
*Child = 5-15 yrs old
Included in the price
To think about
Our activities are done on the conditions of nature and there is no guarantee of what we will see / hear / experience.
We meet at 8:30 in the morning at Wild Nordic’s gallery for a welcome cup of coffee and a chat. We then drive in the car for a while and walk 400 metres on foot to arrive at the hide. We will show you the set up in the hide and leave you to explore on your own. We will pick you up again at 17-17:30 before dusk.
Tree stumps and bird perches are found around the hide for the best possible chance to see and photograph the birds. There are 9 different windows with photo windows where you can place your camera. 200-400 mm is suitable for shooting. Of course, simpler cameras are also good to use. The buzzards land about 12-20 metres from the hide. There is also food for small birds and squirrels at 4-7 metres distance. There are bean bags and smart tripod solutions. Your own tripod heads/ tripods do not work. Flash is not allowed.
The hide is a simple wooden building that stands up a little high in the forest with windows in three directions. The view is a sparse pine forest with large boulders. The hide has room for four people and there are 2 beds, 140×200 cm and a simple toilet. Blankets, warm bags and pillows are also available, also warm slippers of various sizes and the floor has an insulating mat and cloth rugs on top. There is good mobile coverage in the hide