Watching Ospreys at Pohtiolampi
The Osprey Center at Pohtiolampi provides a unique opportunity to
observe ospreys and their impressive dives into the Pohtiolampi fish
pond that swarms with salmon trouts. Ospreys enjoy their meals at
Pohtiolampi from the end of March until mid-September, but the
liveliest season takes place during late summer, from mid-July to
September. Half-cloudy weather, the early hours of the day or an
early evening constitute the best conditions for osprey watching.
However, naturally ospreys may come and fetch the delicious salmon
trouts from the pond throughout the day.
The Pohtiolampi Osprey Center has a bird-watching tower for public use. The tower allows its visitors to observe ospreys fish preying from a very close distance. The tower holds 25 people.
The bird-watching tower at Pohtiolampi is also accessible for wheelchair users. The tower is an excellent visiting spot for a variety of groups, including school classes.
We also organize guided ‘Osprey Mornings’ or ‘Osprey Evenings’ by request.