The Great Snipe breeds in our mountains. Photo by Terje Kolaas

Some 470 bird species are found in Norway, and out of these, about 260 breed in Norway regulary. Due to our long coast line, northern latitude and diverse countryside, we are blessed with a mixture of birds of eastern, western and arctic origin – breeding, migrating and wintering. Every months have their benefits, so please ask us what to expect the month you wish to come - or ask us what you wish to see, and we`ll recommend the month to come...

The Black Woodpecker is a common breeder. Photo by Terje Kolaas
Northern Birding`s main birding area is the small town of Levanger close to Trondheim in the middle of the country, and may be considered as a Norway in miniature. It is located in the easternmost parts of the Trondheimsfjord. Here our coast, wetlands, coniferous forests, agricultural landscapes and mountains come together into a mosaic of habitats. This wide range of habitat types reflects the diverse avifauna presented in the Mid-Norwegian countryside. The Hazel Grouse and Pygmy Owls raise their youngs in close vicinity to marine species like Common Eiders and White-tailed Eagles. Lakes forming the breeding grounds of Slavonian Grebes, Divers and Cranes are surrounded by forests that accommodate Tengmalm’s Owls, Black Woodpeckers, Three-toed Woodpeckers and Capercaillies all year round. In low alpine forests Siberian Jays and Northern Hawk Owls reside in temperatures dropping to 30 degrees below zero, whereas Willow Ptarmigans, Rock Ptarmigans and Gyr Falcons inhabit the snowy regions well above the tree-limit throughout the four seasons.

Waiting for a Great-Grey Owl to show up. Photo by Terje Kolaas
Despite a wild and inhospitable landscape, the infrastructure and roads of Norway are quite well developed. The most remote regions, deep forests or mountains of high altitudes, can be reached by car, making excellent birding possible close to roads.

In short; Northern Birding is outstanding birding. We are here to help you discovering it.



Capercaillie. Photo by Terje Kolaas

We offer custom made tours and do our outmost for you to see or photograph exactly the species you want. One day or one week dont matter to us - we`ll be glad to guide you wherever and whenever you want. Contact us for suggestions and offers. 

King Eider. Photo by Terje Kolaas
We can also recommend day trips from Trondheim. Plenty of good species can be found during a day of birdwatching from Trondheim. Give us a list of your "most wanted" birds, and at least some of them will become yours. Black Woodpecker, Nutcracker, Hazel Grouse, Siberian Jay, King Eider or a Northern Hawk Owl for instance.