Black Grouse Lek,
bird watching tour
With its white wingbar, and a lyre-shaped tail, black grouse is one of the most distinctive large birds in the arctic forests. At dawn in spring they gather on traditional places, where cocks preforming their ritual mating call, which is called a lek - the grouse are said to be lekking.
Witness this spectacular performance escorted by our expert guide, who will introduce you to the life of the forests in Central Finland. The guide picks you up from your hotel at 3:00 am. After some drive and a short walk to the hide we settle, wait and enjoy the scene. As the Sun rises the mating dance begins. Other animals, like crane, owl, fox, hare may be spotted also on the open swamp, with good luck. When the Sun is high enough that the tired heroes are retiring to the forest, we can also set back to the hotel, where you can enjoy your breakfast.
Programme available during the mating season for 3-4 weeks in April-May
Group size: max 4 people
Duration about 5 hours
Price: 485 € / group
Price includes: transport, guidance, refreshments, rubber boots, binoculars, warm cover
NOT including personal outdoor clothing according to the weather
ATTENTION: These animals follow their virtue. There is no intervention to tease them to place. The programme is satisfaction guarantied. If grouses are not seen and you are unhappy with the programme outcome, partial or full refund may be negotiated.