Buzzards

“I am only a few metres away from the buzzards!
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 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

  • Season: 1 Sept- 1 Oct 2020. Every day of the week
  • For bookings of 1-2 people, other additional guests may be booked on.
  • For bookings of 3-4 people, the guests get the hide to themselves.

Prices

  • 1500 SEK per person in groups of up to 4 persons
  • 750 SEK per child*
  • Children of all ages are welcome when accompanied by an adult

*Child = 5-15 yrs old

Included in the price

  • Welcomes snacks
  • Transport to and from the hide
  • 7 hours watching in daylight (ca 10-17:00)
  • Binoculars
  • Animal and bird books
  • Warm bag and blankets
  • Warm slippers

To bring

  • Camera
  • Good shoes
  • Suitable clothing for the weather
  • food and drink for the time in the hide

To think about

  • Do not bring rustling packaging (eg crisp bags). Pack it in food boxes / plastic jars.

Other species

  • Nearly always: Jay, red squirrel, chaffinch, greater spotted woodpecker
  • Often: Fox, willow tit
  • Occasionally: Bear, grey headed woodpecker, badger, black woodpecker, brambling, goshawk, sparrowhawk, raven, great tit, crow, magpie, crossbill, vole
  • Rarely: White-tailed eagle, golden eagle, roe deer, elk, pine marten

Our activities are done under the conditions of nature and there is no guarantee of what we will see / hear / experience.

This is how it works

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.

Photography

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

Good to know before the buzzard watching

Guided tour

A guide will welcome you and show you how it works in the hide and pick you up at the end of the day.

Packed lunch

You can bring your own food or order a packed lunch containing pasta salad, sandwich, fruit, juice, tea / coffee. 175 SEK/ person.

Child friendly

This is a suitable family activity because you are only in the hide during the daytime.

Coffee and snacks

It includes coffee and snacks on arrival. Report any special diet / food allergy.

Impression


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Facts

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different animal species have been seen from the hide
0 pairs
of buzzards are found in Sweden
0 %
of our guests have seen buzzards

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