Observe water basins and fields
The Purolahti birdwatching platform is small and accessible. It offers good views of the wet meadows along Viikinoja, the water basins of Viikinoja and Purolahti, and the fields and wooded areas of Viikki. Viikinoja flows in the foreground and melts in early spring, attracting grey herons who come to the area to fish. The bean goose and white-fronted goose, on the other hand, land near the platform during the migration period. The song of the song thrushes, robins and treecreeper in the adjacent forest can be heard all the way to the stage. The northern goshawk often hunts in the fields in front of the platform, and flocks of birds flee from it, taking flight. You can also see the great grey shrike that preys on small mammals.
Arrival at the Purolahti birdwatching platform
The Purolahti birdwatching platform is approximately 1.5 km from Viikintie by foot (Latokartano stop, Koetilantie 1).