Season: September - Oktober
migration – one of the most magnificent spectacles in our nature.
NEW!Common Crane migration – one of the most magnificent spectacles in our nature.
Duration: 14 hours
Location: 10 min by car from Kuressaare + 15 min walk
Species: Common Crane and other waterbirds
Hind: 80€ per person (hide rent, guide instuctions)
120€ per 2 people
There are two spots in the Common Crane hide. The hide is wheatherproof and has two photo openings in the front and one in each other sides.
The Common Crane
hide is located on the edge of a shallow bay, which is a great nutrition area
for various migratory birds. During the day, Common Cranes feed on the fields,
but in the evening they fly near the water to spend there a safe night.
The tour guide will send you to the hide at 4 pm and provide tips and information. Common Cranes arrive in the evening and land hopefully near the hide. The bigger mass arrives just at sunset. At the end of September and October, there may be thousands of Common Cranes in one flock. You can leave the shade the next morning, when the birds have flown to the fields again.
High rubbers or fishing waders are definitely needed as the way to hide goes through the water. You can also get them from us if it’s needed. Autumn nigths are already quite cold and at night the temperature can drop quite low, so you need warm sleeping bag or blanket and hot tea. There are sleeping mats in the hide, but of course you can also bring your own mats with you.