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Kuusamo advice (1 Viewer)


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Hi all, I'm planning my next adventure probably for the end of May / early June. Very up in the air what I will do (Canada, Taiwan, Georgia, Poland and Estonia have crossed my mind) but now looking at Finland.

Finnature have availability for their Oulu trip in early June but their Kuusamoo trips are sold out. Is it possible to find the target birds near Kuusamoo without them and /or are there other guides?

Also welcome suggestions of 4-5 day itinerary in that area ideally trying to keep costs relatively down and, if possible, looking for Wolverine. Target birds below (plus Eagle Owl).


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Back in 2017 I got 5 owls (Great Grey, Ural, Northern Hawk, Pygmy & Tengmalm's) on the Finnature Oulu tour. The owls were not there the next day on their Kuusamo, tour but it did add a few of my targets (including Siberian Tit). However, I saw Three-toed Woodpecker & Siberian Jay independently in the afternoon. I then went further north so only added Pine Grosbeak from your list. Trip report attached in case it is any help: www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=363594

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