Welcome to Din Tur`s birding and photography blog

This blog will give you access to up-to-date information from our destinations and photo hides. Read when and where your target bird was last seen at your destination, and follow the activity around our photo hides day-by-day.

If you have relevant information from one of our destinations, please leave a comment under the right label.

Read more about our destinations, trips and photo hides on http://bird.dintur.no.

Have a nice trip!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Pygmy Owl video from Trondheimsfjord

Watch a video of a feeding Pygmy Owl, photographed at Trondheimsfjord May the 25th, on youtube.

Read more about birdwatching the Trondheimsfjord here

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Lekking Ruff in Varanger

Photo: Knut-Sverre Horn

Our guide in Varanger, Knut-Sverre Horn, reports that the Ruff already has gathered on their traditional lekking sites.

Read more about destination Varanger or book a guided trip to the Ruff-lek here

Din Tur on youtube

We have just started a small serie on youtube, presenting the birds of Norway. 15 species so far, but more will follow. Take a look here for the videos.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

MEGA on Jæren

An Egyptian Vulture - a mega rarity for Norway - has been present on Jæren the last week, and was last seen May the 10th.

Migration is at its peak on Jæren now, and as usual this destination serves several rare birds for the country. Black Stork, Little Egret, Egyptian Vulture, Surf Scoter and Kumliens Iceland Gull are among the best ones.

Read more and book your stay on Jæren here

Excellent birding at Trondheimsfjord

Rough-legged Buzzard. Photo: Terje Kolaas/Din Tur

A few photos from the Trondheimsfjord. All photos from the last two weeks.

Rodent situation is good, so Tengmalms, Pygmy and Northern Hawk Owls breed in good numbers. Grouses, such as Black Grouse, Capercaillie and Hazel grouse has been numberous this year, with daily counts of around 30 for Black Grouse and Capercaillie at certain locations.

Capercaillie. Photo: Terje Kolaas/Din Tur

Slavonian Grebes and divers have just started theire breeding as well.

Slavonian grebe. Photo: Terje Kolaas/Din Tur

A group of UK-birdwatchers counted 124 species on the destination staying from May 7th - May 11th - Hazel Grouse, Hawk Owl, Siberian Jay and Three-toed Woodpecker included.

Black Grouse lekking. Photo: Terje Kolaas/Din Tur

Read more and book your stay at Trondheimsfjord here

Monday, May 3, 2010

Black Grouse lekking peaks near Trondheimsfjord

Copyright: Morten Mørkved / www.mortenmorkved.blogspot.com

Norwegian photographer, Morten Mørkved, has spent a few successful mornings with us in the Black Grouse hides near the Trondheimsfjord. The Black Grouse started lekking already in late March, and this week we expect the females to arrive the site for mating. The males will lek app two weeks more.

Copyright: Morten Mørkved / www.mortenmorkved.blogspot.com

Read more about and book this photo hide here.