Kabli bird station, KrundikülaKabli bird station, Krundiküla

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    4.7 / 5
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    This is a singular spot! Good work!
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      5 / 5
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      Nice description and tips!
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      Useful information could be more developed (restaurant and hotel)
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      Yes, 1.
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      Yes!
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      Yes!
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A strange trap dedicated to study birds migrations.

My experience, Explo description: 

The Kabli bird station was established in 1969. At that time, Henn Vilbaste, the former director of Nigula Nature Reserve, decided to establish here a Helgoland type bird trap.

During the birds automn migration (August to November), the bird trap operates around the clock: indeed, during migration, birds often gather on the coastline, that they use as a guideline to keep their migration route. The trap usually catch the bird who fly low, looking for food or resting.

The mouth of the Kabli trap is large and high (about 17m) and almost unvisible. Then, the birds fly to the very end of the trap, and then they are caught into a cage and brought to a ringing house to determine the sex, the age, the species, and to be ringed. Then the birds are released.

Since 1969, more than 500,000 were caught in this trap and ringed. The data collected can be consulted on http://kabli.nigula.ee

The trap is very curious and worth a look.

You can also climb on the close bird observation tower.

My personal recommendations: 

Else, a little trail leads to the sea shore for a nice walk.

How getting there: 

The trap is on the north side of Kabli, close to the coastline road.

Useful information: 
Open hours: 

All day long.

Visit duration: 

15mn.

Entry fees: 

Free.