A winter day with the friendly siberian jays!

In the northern forest of Gästrikland we have been feeding the siberian jays during several winters. There has been siberian jays on almost all occasions. If you stay calm and have some patience they can land just a few metres from you.

The siberian jay is a member of the crow family that is recognised by it´s grey-brown and red-orange feathers. They often join people in the forest and they are known to be bold.

The siberian jay is situated in the North of Sweden, down to Dalarna and northwest of Gästrikland. It is a resident that likes old spruce forests with wood lichens. They collect and hide food and each individual can have up to 5000 food stores. They have a very good memory and remember up to 90% of their stores.

How does it work?
We gather in the morning at 09.00 at Wild Nordics gallery. After a half an hour car drive we will look for the siberian jays and other birds. We will also make a fire and have some hot dogs and nice snacks.

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When we arrive back to Wild Nordics gallery, we will have some snacks, see the photo exhibition and do the activity ”Wilderness school”, when you individually or in team guess on skulls, tracks, droppings and other parts from wild Swedish animals.

The day will end around 15-16.00

What can I see?
Apart from siberian jays there´s a chance to see many other bird spieces such as great spotted woodpecker, grey headed woodpecker, crested tit, tree creeper, common jay, great tit and willow tit. Sometimes there are also squirrels and during the car drive we might see moose, roe deer, fox, capercaillie and/or black grouse.
 
Booking:
Season: 1st of December 2019 until 1st of March 2020. All days of the week except Saturdays.
Price per person: 1200 SEK
Children of all ages are welcome when accompanied by an adult. Ask about our family offers.
Send and e-mail for questions/booking request info@wildnordic.se
 
The price includes:
- Transfer for up to 4 persons
- Wood for fire, hot dogs, snacks, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, fruit.
- Bird food for the birds
- Sitting pads/Heat pads
- Guide
- Wilderness school
 
To bring:
- Good and warm shoes
- Warm clothes
- Camera and/or binoculars

 

To consider:
- Inform us about special diet/food allergy and also if you prefer tea, coffee and/or hot chocolate
– This activity is good for almost everyone.  The feeding spot is very close to the road, so if you have problem walking you can still see the birds
 
For more info/booking: info@wildnordic.se
Phone: +46 (0)73/6550157 Monday to Friday at 10.00-15.00

 

This activity is done on nature's terms and there is no guarantee of what we will see / hear /
experience.