Siberian Jay

In the Gästrike forests we have had Siberian Jays in the same place during several winters.
Several Siberian Jays have appeared on almost every occasion.
If you are calm and have patience, they can land just a few metres from you.

A winter day with the sociable Siberian jay

The Siberian jay is a type of crow that is recognized by its grey-brown and rust-red plumage. It often seeks out people in the forest and is known to be fearless.

The Siberian jay occurs in northern Sweden, to the center of Dalarna and northwest Gästrikland. It is a sedentary bird that thrives in old spruce forest with tree larvae. They stock up on food that is hidden away and each individual can have up to 5,000 stores. They have a huge memory capacity because they can recall up to 90% of their stores.

Booking and season

  • Season: 1 December 2020- 1 March 2021. Every day of the week except Saturday


  • 1200 SEK per person
  • 600 SEK per child *
  • Children of all ages are welcome when accompanied by an adult

*Child = 5-15 yrs old

Included in the price

  • Transport for up to 4 persons
  • Firewood, hot dogs and refreshments (tea, coffee, hot chocolate, fruit and other snacks)
  • Bird food for both Siberian jays and small birds
  • Sitting mat / warm pillows
  • Guide
  • wilderness school

To bring

  • Camera
  • Suitable shoes
  • Warm clothes
  • Binoculars

To think about

  • We are outdoors for several hours so make sure you have warm and good clothes. The guide also brings warm pillows and warm bags to borrow.

Other species

  • Crested tit
  • Greater spotted woodpecker
  • Grey headed woodpecker
  • Great tit
  • Jay
  • Willow tit
  • Nuthatch

Our activities are done on “nature’s terms” and there is no guarantee of what we will see / hear / experience.


We meet at 09:00 at Wild Nordic’s gallery and set off for the Siberian jays. After half an hours drive we are on site and can look for Siberian jays & small birds, as well as make a fire & grill sausages.

When we come back to Wild Nordic it will be simple refreshments, look at the photo exhibition and do the activity “Wilderness School”, when you can, in teams or individually, guess the poop, skull, tracks & other parts from our Swedish wildlife. The day ends at 15-16:00.


Siberian jays, crested tits, willow tits and other small birds can be photographed at 5-7 metres distance. A 100-300 mm lens and tripod fits well. Seat sticks and stumps are available that can be moved around.

Child friendly

Since the Siberian jays are relatively fearless, this activity is suitable for children. Feeding takes place near a road so you do not have to walk very far and therefore it is also suitable for adults with reduced mobility.

Good to know about the Siberian jay tour

Packed lunch

Lunch included.Tell us about any special diet / food allergy.


Afternoon refreshments included. Tell us about any special diet / food allergy.


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