What is the National Bird of Estonia?

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The national bird of Estonia is the Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica. Of course, in Estonia the bird is not called Barn Swallow. Since 1995 that same Estonian Ornithological Society has chosen a bird as the bird of the year and this year, 2011, it is the Barn Swallow ! Before Estonia switched over to the Euro the back of the 500-kroon note was graced by the national bird. … Want to see all of the national bird posts on 10,000 Birds?

Birding Finland on the Fly

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Joseph Chiera is a Masters student in Animal Behavior and Conservation at Hunter College in NYC and a “somewhat newbie” to birding. After taking an ornithology course last year, he was hooked and spends most of his free time birding or reading birding blogs. Of course, birding was on the itinerary! euro to be exact) on a 40-page booklet, “Finding Birds in South Finland” by Dave Gosney. From the top it became clear why this was such a popular birding spot.