Birdwatching in Vestre Jakobselv
Vestre Jakobselv is a small village where the river Jakobselva runs out into the fjord Varangerfjorden. The river outlet is easily accessible, as it is located next to the main road. Here, you will find staging ducks, gulls, terns, and waders.
However, birdwatching in Vestre Jakobselv is not just about seabirds and wetland species. In this area, you’ll find interesting forest birds within a quite limited radius, and it is also suitable for photography. King Eider and Steller’s Eider are naturally among the most popular seabirds. Of the forest birds, these are worth mentioning: Northern Hawk-Owl, Three-toed Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Siberian Tit, Garden Warbler, and Hoary Redpoll. Generally speaking, there are also many birds of prey here.
A short trip east of Vestre Jakobselv, you will find agricultural land, and especially at spring, you will see Common Cranes and geese like Taiga Bean Goose and Greater White-fronted Goose.