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Kevo Nature Reserve

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[edit] Overview

This reserve is situated in Finnish Lapland and contains the great Kevojoki Canyon as well as pine woodlands along the banks of the Kevo River and large areas of birch scrub.

[edit] Birds

[edit] Notable Species

Breeding birds include Rough-legged Buzzard and Long-tailed Skua, Rock Ptarmigan and Golden Plover with Whimbrel, Broad-billed Sandpiper and other waders in the wetter areas.

The scrub and woodland have Bluethroat and Waxwing, Redwing and Arctic Warbler as well as Siberian Tit and Pine Grosbeak.

[edit] Check-list

Birds you can see here include:

Greater Scaup, Common Scoter, Rock Ptarmigan, Eurasian Golden Plover, Temminck's Stint, Dunlin, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Ruff, Bar-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, Spotted Redshank, Common Redshank, Common Greenshank, Wood Sandpiper, Red-necked Phalarope, Long-tailed Skua, Meadow Pipit, Red-throated Pipit, Bohemian Waxwing, Bluethroat, Redwing, Arctic Warbler, Siberian Tit, Great Grey Shrike, Brambling, Northern Redpoll, Arctic Redpoll, Pine Grosbeak, Lapland Bunting, Snow Bunting

[edit] Other Wildlife

Reindeer and Arctic Fox occur in the reserve.

[edit] Site Information

[edit] History and Use

To do

[edit] Areas of Interest

To do

[edit] Access and Facilities

Access only with permission from the Office of National Parks but there are hiking trails and the reserve is popular with visitors.

The reserve is 18km south of Utsjoki or by track 11km east of Karigasniemi which is on Route 4, 100km beyond Inari and has hotel, hostel and cabin accommodation.

[edit] Contact Details

  • Mailing address: Kevo Subarctic Research Institute, FI-20014 TURKU UNIVERSITY, FINLAND
  • email: [email protected]

[edit] External Links

Content and images originally posted by Steve


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