Orchids and Eagle Safari

Orchids and Eagle Safari

Enjoy beautiful orchids, eagles and harriers in the exotic island Fårö, north Gotland in this summer safari.

Eagles and orchids

In the early summertime, when the landscape is in full bloom, the opportunity to experience the flowers and birds of prey is the best. Among the more common species of orchids as Early Purple Orchid and Lesser Butterfly-orchid, you will also find Burnt-tip orchid (picture) and Fly Orchid (picture). The song from birds is intensive. Common birds are Collared flycatcher, Common Rosefinch and Thrush nightingale. You can also hear the scarce Barred warbler from the shrub curtains. Above the marshland, Limmor träsk, you can see birds of prey, hunting. Species to be found are Golden Eagle, White-tailed eagle, Hobby and Montagu’s Harrier. In the pine forests black woodpecker is fairly common. Caspian terns frequently scan the shallow lakes at Fårö for fish. We explore the nature in at a leisurely pace. You do not need any prerequisites. In the distance, you can hear the cranes calling. There is even more to explore in Fårö. The very flat peninsula Norsholmen has a special landscape formed by grazing cows and sheep. The peninsula is perfect for breeding and roosting waders, terns and wildfowl’s. Some years, Golden plover and Black-tailed Godwit breed beside more common species as Lapwing, Oystercatcher and Redshank. Occasionally you will see Little gull and Black tern.

Food and lodging

Lodging with sea view. Photo: Harriet Cederqvist.

Lodging with sea view. Photo: Harriet Cederqvist.

You stay at Stora Gåsemora, a nice location at eastern Fårö, with a view over the sea and the meadows. You stay in single rooms in light apartments with shared facilities. The apartments are equipped with TV and WiFi. To get as much as possible of your time on Fårö, we try to eat lunch outdoors, when convenient.

Included

White-tailed eagle. Photo: Josef Andersson.

White-tailed eagle. Photo: Josef Andersson.

• One night in self catering apartment at Stora Gåsemora, Fårö.
• Two days excursions with minibus.
• Transport Visby – Fårö.

Schedule 2015

  • June 6 to 7 (saturday to sunday)

Price and booking

Price: SEK 2400 Book!

Programme

Saturday
08:00 Departure from Stora Gåsemora for Norsholmen. We explore the flat peninsula and look for hunting birds of prey, breeding and roosting waders and wildfowl’s. Field lunch. During afternoon transport over the heath, along the very beautiful narrow road from Kalbjerga to Langhammars – well known for it’s hunting raptors.
16:00 Return Stora Gåsemora. Time by your own.
Sunday
08:00 Checkout. Departure from Stora Gåsemora. Excursion to Klintängarna and Limmor träsk. We look for birds of prey and orchids. Field lunch. In the afternoon, walking around the Gåsemorahammaren.
16:00 Departure from Stora Gåsemora.



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