Vital Villages - Salla Village Tour

Aapa-Tuohilampi Bird Watching Tower

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Description:
Aapa-Tuohilampi is a small low lake, which is surrounded by a wide, wet area which is growing natural hays and sedges. From the tower there is also a view to the Old Salla mountains in the Russia. Nesting birds on the area are for example: Bean Goose (Anser fabalis), Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus, the national bird of Finland, see our 1€ coin), Northern Pintail (Anas acuta), Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata), White-Winged Scoter (Melanitta fusca), Smew (Mergus albellus), Crane (Grus grus) and Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus). During migration there are plenty of birds on the lake. The top findings here are Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena), Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) and Arctic Warbler (Phylloscopus borealis).

Directions:
From Salla to Savukoski direction 20km. Turn left (Savukoski). Drive 3,3km, turn left (Tuohiselkä) to a gravel road. Drive 1,7km, turn left on a Y-crossing. Drive 700m, turn right (Uuttulehto). Drive 1,5km, turn left before a small bridge. Drive 400m. On a curve there is a small area for parking. The path is marked with ribbons, walk is 200m. NOTE! The road starting from the Uuttulehto-crossing might be closed during very poor road conditions (usually this happens only in early spring time).

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