Birdwatching in Eastern Norway

What kind of birdwatching can you do in Eastern Norway? Here, you will actually find some bird species that are not so easy to find elsewhere. The area is good for finding mountain birds, forest birds, and nocturnal birds. In Eastern Norway, you can also examine water birds during migration. For instance, many Arctic waders pass Nordre Øyeren late summer. Other inland deltas can also display an exciting and diverse variety of species during migration periods.

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Mountain and Forest Birds
Regarding mountain birds, Valdresflya and Dovre are particularly good areas. For studying forest birds, Maridalen and Finnskogene should be mentioned as very good locations. Especially the latter of the two is a very interesting area for finding owls.

Common Rosefinch
Common Rosefinch
Spotted Nutcracker
Spotted Nutcracker

Nocturnal Birds
This part of the country also offers many good locations for experiencing nocturnal birds such as warblers, crakes, and European Nightjar. Particularly the provinces Østfold and Vestfold have endless possibilities for visiting nocturnal birds hot spots.

In the menu, you can choose specific areas for birdwatching in Eastern Norway.

Crataegus laevigata ‘Paul's Scarlet’in bloom
Crataegus laevigata ‘Paul's Scarlet’in bloom
Maridalen
Maridalen