Birding Information

Where Do You Want to Go Birding Today
Tina MacDonald’s excellent “Where Do You Want to Go Birding Today” site contains links to Norway birding hotspots, checklist and maps, information on endemic and endangered birds, links to rare bird information local events and festivals, and information on tours/guides and accommodations. Information on print resources and climate will be added soon.

Checklist for Norway

Checklist for Varanger

Bird News from Sør-Varanger

Tours and Guides

Birding Norway
Birding Norway, based in the old town of Bergen on the west coast, offers expert guides to prime birding sites and to find the more difficult and scarce species. They will guide you anywhere you like whenever you like, they can also help you arrange the whole trip, including booking of accommodation and car rental. They will travel to meet you anywhere you arrive in Norway! If you have not yet decided where to go birding, check out our suggestions for trips starting in Bergen and Finnmark to cover different parts of the country with lists of species you can expect to see on each trip.

Field Guides
Field Guides has been operating high-quality birding tours since 1985 from its headquarters in Austin, Texas.

Free Living
A list of British birding tour companies and the time of year of their Norway bird tours.

Britain's largest selection of professionally organised natural history holidays to Spitzbergen.

Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT)
Founded in 1974, it is now the largest company in the world specializing in birding tours.

All WINGS leaders have varied interests in natural history and other more or less closely related fields, but the timing and itinerary of our trips are dictated almost entirely by ornithological considerations.

Country Information

Wild Ireland
A site pertaining to all things wild from a searchable wildlife data base, to current weather, to walking and special interest holidays.

Various links to organizations and information pertaining to nature, including butterflies of Ireland. Britain's largest selection of professionally organised natural history holidays


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