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 IE11. We have also tested with Firefox and Chrome. Some differencies occur - not however disturbing.

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

18.5.2022 Steppe Eagle
16.5.2022 Firecrest
15.5.2022 Black-throated Loon
12.5.2022 Willow Warbler
Eurasian Jackdaw
Spotted Flycatcher
11.5.2022 Spotted Flycatcher
Sand Martin
10.5.2022 House Martin
Sand Martin
9.5.2022 Whinchat
7.5.2022 Common Tern
6.5.2022 Arctic Tern
5.5.2022 Roe Deer
3.5.2022 Ristisorsa
3.5.2022 Common Shelduck
Ring Ouzel
2.5.2022 Common Starling
30.4.2022 Wood Pigeon
29.4.2022 Northern Wheatear
27.4.2022 Blackcap
Song Thrush
24.4.2022 Green Sandpiper
23.4.2022 Slavonian Grebe
Black-headed Gull
Common Pochard
Northern Sholever
22.4.2022 Jack Snipe
Great Ringed Plover
Little Ringed Plover
21.4.2022 Jack Snipe
Common Redshank
21.4.2022 Great Egret

Species list      In English
Pictures of the month 2022
Species 2022   Bird names in English.
Updated: 16.5.2022
Butterflies and Moths
Updated: 17.5.2022