Monday, 30 November 2009

Destinations: Liminka Bay - Finland

Liminka Bay lies on Finland's western coast, in the Bay of Bothnia. The city of Oulu is just to the north. The bay is one of Finland's best birdwatching areas with the Liminganlahti Bird Sanctuary (WWF funded) at its heart. The best times to visit are May and August and September when migration is in full swing and wildfowl and waders are most numerous. There is an excellent information centre (see photo) which is well signposted from the nearby main road by Liminka village. Several trails and board-walks with birdwatching towers run from the centre and guides can also be hired. There is also hostel-type accommodation here.

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