All posts tagged varanger

Norwegian Lemming

Day 7 – Gullfest…..the epilogue!

First off we went to check out a site for Willow Grouse. The first interesting observation we had at this site was a Snow Hare; this was a mammal we were all hoping to see, so a great start to […]

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Arctic Redpoll

Day 6 – Gullfest the final day…..

A reasonably early breakfast and we were checking out of the hotel ready to hit the road again. Today we were saying our sad farewells to the town


Day 5 – Reindeer, White-billed Divers and ten tonnes of Steller’s

After the usual early morning explore around Vardø and another very substantial breakfast our group made our way to the loaned vehicles and under the tunnel to the mainland. Our

Blue Fulmar

Day 4 – Survival Suits, Snow Buntings and Sea Eagles

I met up with Murray on a pre-breakfast bit of birding; we enjoyed the by now usual spectacular views of Common Eider, Long-tailed Duck and Steller's Eider. A

Steller's Eider

Day 3 – Gullfest and the Hornøya Bird Cliff

As was now becoming normal for me; I was up and out the door a good few hours before breakfast time. If it's light, you gotta be out birding! I


Day 2 – From the Taiga to the Gullfest!

After the previous days excitement it was an early start for some of us as we did another pre-breakfast walk out along the road. Pine Grosbeak, Siberian Jay,

Hawk Owl -Awesome!

Pre Gullfest Birding

I travelled down to heathrow with Mike and by 0445hrs we were checkimg in for our flight and beginning of our epic journey to Arctic Norway! We had

arctic street art birder style Amundsen Vardø

Arctic Gullfest 2012

I have to say that it is hard to hide my excitement as in just a few days time I will be boarding a flight and beginning an


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