Norwegian Ornithological Society) where we want to integrate birding as an offer from the local tourist entities in Finnmark county (arctic Norway), we went to do some of our own birding last night. The target spot was Lille Porsangen, about a 100 kilometers northwest of Lakselv. This is a stopover site for Red Knots on their way to northern Greenland and Canada.
The drive from Lakselv to Lille Porsangen goes through spectacular scenery along the western part of the Porsanger fjord. Birds are numerous at this time of year, with species like Arctic Loon, Bar-tailed Godwit and White-tailed Sea-Eagle being common all the way.