Owl excursion at Kemeri National Park on 12th of March

The end of winter and the beginning of spring is time when owls start to breed and their vocal activity is the highest. The primal forests of Kemeri National Park provide really good breeding conditions for various owl species. There is about 20 – 30 breeding pairs of Pygmy Owls, 3 – 8 breeding pairs of Boreal Owls and about 2 breeding pairs of Eagle Owls at Kemeri National Park.

Glaucidium passerinumWe offer an individual owl excursions to Kemeri National Park, only 70 km from Riga! Excursion includes owl listening near Kemeri National Park’s administration house „Meža māja” (Eagle Owl, Pygmy Owl, Tawny Owl) from evening dusk to absolute darkness. It is possible to seek for Boreal Owls after that in the old pine forests near Kemeri peat bog. The evening dusk time is although good time to observe Woodcocks and Snipes, as well as beavers, too.
We suggest take a warm and „silent” clothes, waterproof boots, as well as hot drink and some sandwiches with You!

Departure: 17:00 from Rigas Latviesu Biedribas nams Merkela str. 13, return back to Riga in night/early morning.
It`s also possible to meat at KNP "Meža māja", to reduce the fee, but in such case the transportation is up to participants.

Guide: Gaidis Grandans Aegolius funereus


0 #2 RE: owls_at_KNPAndrew Mackenzie 2015-03-07 12:37
I want to come on this trip. How do I book?
0 #1 RE: owls_at_KNPSantiago Imberti 2013-04-19 05:47
Are you likely to repeat the trip later in the same month? I´m thinkin of spending a week in Latvia 23-30 may and so would be also interested in other similar outings. Many thanks!
M – male, F – female, 1cy – 1st calendar year bird, imm – immature bird, ad – adult bird
N – North, S – South, W – West, E – East

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