Bird, Butterfly, and Moth photos by Pekka Sarvela

This site contains pictures of birds photographed in Finland, documenting as many species as possible. The pages are in Finnish, but there is an English tool (list of species) to browse most of the pages. Mostly, I believe, there is no big harm, since there is the place and date of the photographs available. Only a few ones have additional text. If you like to scan the pictures, they are organized in the same order as the species list (excluding the species without a photograph).

The pages are optimized for a 1280 x 1024 browser window, with 100 % zoom. The reference browser is IE/Edge. We have also tested with Firefox and Chrome. Some differencies occur - not however disturbing. The site is not adjusted for mobile phones. It can be used, but is difficult.

I have started digital photographing (digiscoping) occasionally 2004 continuing occasional until summer 2005. Since then I have had the camera with me always in birding trips.

Practically, all pictures have been taken with a pocket camera (Canon Ixus IIs/SX720HS or Olympus µ1010/µ9000/SH-21) through a telescope (Kowa TSN-821). Therefore, no comparison to pictures taken with system cameras should be done. Pictures are not digitally enhanced (not even sharpened or adjusted brightness unless explicitly mentioned). The only modification is to cut "unnecessary" parts out to improve viewing and to decrease file sizes. Some pictures are displayed in smaller size than original. In some cases also the original size is available (use link "Täysikokoinen kuva" or "Täysikokoiset kuvat" with the picture).

One principle has been to store at least one picture of each species every year, no matter how poor they are. Of course, poor pictures will be replaced as better ones are taken.

This site is targeted to both local and internet use. Some links are used only locally. They are marked black (they are in Finnish, and therefore no limitation to a viewer in English).

If you find an error, or like to comment, send me e-mail into (to avoid spam mail, the address is modified - do not copy the address, but write yourself).

Use "Species list" link in right to enter the site. I hope that the site is enjoyable despite of the lack of English guidance.

Last added

26.9.2022 Yellowhammer
21.9.2022 European Nightjar
21.9.2022 Common Buzzard
11.9.2022 Barnacle Goose
9.9.2022 Great Snipe
8.9.2022 Tree Pipit
7.9.2022 Lapland Longspur
Red-throated Pipit
Meadow Pipit
Northern Wheatear
5.9.2022 Red-footed Falcon
4.9.2022 Common Cuckoo
30.8.2022 Pallid Harrier
17.8.2022 Red-backed Shrike
16.8.2022 Grey Plover
Marsh Harrier
15.8.2022 Greater Scaup
3.8.2022 Wood Sandpiper
1.8.2022 Laughing Dove
Collared Dove
31.7.2022 Spotted Crake
28.7.2022 Common Chaffinch
Tree Pipit
14.7.2022 Black-headed Gull
11.7.2022 Rustic Bunting
30.6.2022 Black-headed Gull
29.6.2022 Thrush Nightingale
27.6.2022 Redwing
Red-breasted Merganser
Common Sandpiper

Species list      In English
Pictures of the month 2022
Species 2022   Bird names in English.
Updated: 21.9.2022
Butterflies and Moths
Updated: 22.9.2022