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 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 go for a short car drive and walk 200 metres 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 10 different windows with photo openings where you can place your camera. 200-500 mm is suitable for shooting. Of course, simpler cameras are also good to use. The buzzards land about 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 wooden building that stands in a sparse pine 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 ponchos and pillows are also available, also warm slippers of various sizes and the floor has an insulating mat and rugs on top. There is bad connection in the hide (ok for calls and texts but unstable internet).