VIDEO: Discover Vilsandi National Park in Estonia

Submitted by Looduskalender on Mon, 16.11.2020 - 13:07

Video Keskkonnaamet


Vilsandi National Park, an area with the most islands, has the most maritime climate in Estonia.

The surface area of the reserve is 24,000 ha, 2/3 of it covered by the sea. The westernmost point in Estonia – Nootamaa Island – is located in the park.

The history of Vilsandi National Park dates back to 1910 when Vaika Bird Sanctuary, the first protected area in the Baltic States was established. Vaika Nature Reserve that was established in 1957 was renamed Vilsandi National Nature Reserve in 1971, which, in turn, became Vilsandi National Park in 1993. The objective of Vilsandi National Park is to protect the natural and cultural heritage of the coastal landscapes of the West Estonian archipelago.

Important notification from the Estonian Health Board

Submitted by Looduskalender on Fri, 23.10.2020 - 15:15

The Estonian Health Board

Photo VikipeediA


Dear Estonian resident,

We are sending you the most important information on the coronavirus. Coronavirus spreads from person to person via droplets, mainly in close contact with an infected person. The most common symptoms are headache, stuffy or runny nose, cough, fatigue, muscle pain, runny nose, sore throat and fever. In severe cases, one might develop breathing difficulties, chest pains and problems with speech and movement.

Overview of nest cams in 2020 - PART I

Submitted by LK english on Tue, 08.09.2020 - 16:57

Overview compiled by Triin Leetmaa and Urmas Sellis from Eagle Club (Kotkaklubi).

The 14th season of nest cams has come to its conclusion – the last chicks to leave their nests were the lesser spotted eagles, who left back in early august. The current season offered a variety of emotions for the regular viewer.   

The golden eagles Kalju and Helju had a successful season in Soomaa National Park. Successful were also the lesser spotted eagles Indrek and Karin in Tartu County, and the greater spotted eagles Tõnn and Tiiu in Harju County. All of them raised one male chick. We were pleased to see two fledging chicks for the ospreys Ivo and Iiris in Tartu County.  

The end of the breeding season is approaching

Submitted by LK english on Mon, 31.08.2020 - 21:36

Webcam snapshot by Liz, LK forum

Eagle-mother Tiiu has brought a water vole to the nest


Greater spotted eagle       Clanga clanga


On 2. September the juvenile bird Teet will become 3 months old.

Although some branches slightly disturb the camera view, you can see that the adults are feeding the young bird well. Teet is spending his time on nearby trees and lets the adults wait a few minutes for him before returning to the nest to feed.

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