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Title of the project

Sorsanpesäntekijät – Duck nest Finland


Hunters and land/water owners make nest tubes for migratory water birds. Nesting tubes are being placed to known nesting habitats. I personally have been giving lectures of the benefits using lifted structures designed to waterfowl. We have also practiced making tubes to take along for copying and placing to water. I am the host of Facebook group called Sorsanpesäntekijät in Finnish. English title would be duck nest makers. The group has now some 1 600 members.


After 2016 spring season we had put together around 5 000 duck nests around the country. People have also been very active this year, so the total number of nests must be somewhere between 8 000 - 12 000. Several newspapers have had stories of nests and of the courses. This seems to be intresting topic in Finland right now.


Country Finland
Level National

Starting date


Habitat Types

Wetland, Coastal, Island

Protection status of the areas

Natura 2000, Emerald Network, Ramsar, Regional protected area, National protected area, Areas with voluntary or mandatory hunting ban, Hunting reserve, No protection status


Species Caracteristics Huntable species, Threatened species, Migratory species
Species Type Birds
Name(s) of main species Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos, Teal - Anas crecca, Common pochard - Aythya ferina, Teal - Bucephala clangula

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Communication and education (for different target audiences e.g. hunters, the wider public)


Leading partners Finnish Hunters Assosiation - https://metsastajaliitto.fi/

Estimation of Human Resources needed

During winter and spring season I use some 10 - 15 hours/week for updating grout pages, answering questions and giving courses.


Aamulehti, 24.4.2017 https://www.aamulehti.fi/kotimaa/nyt-sorsat-voivat-hautoa-munansa-rauhassa-metsastajat-talkoilivat-keinopesia-sorsille-24432573/, Savon Sanomat, 15.4.2017 http://www.savonsanomat.fi/savo/Apua-luonnolle-savolaismies-tekee-sorsille-pesi%C3%A4/967927?pwbi=2da45dbbdd981950ff24e3d9a46bdaa2, Hämeenlinnan kaupunkiuutiset 5.4.2017 http://www.kaupunkiuutiset.com/uutiset/277613-hattelmalanjarven-sorsille-asennettiin-keinopesia, Hämeen Sanomat 26.3.2016 https://etelahame.metsastajaliitto.fi/sites/etelahame.metsastajaliitto.fi/files/tiedostot/Haemeen_Sanomat_OY_-_2016-03-26_print.pdf, Maaseudun Tulevaisuus 9.4.2016 http://www.maaseuduntulevaisuus.fi/ymp%C3%A4rist%C3%B6/vuokralle-tarjotaan-yksi%C3%B6it%C3%A4-sorsalinnuille-vesist%C3%B6jen-%C3%A4%C3%A4rell%C3%A4-1.142575, Siikajokilaakso 27.4.2017 http://www.siikkis.fi/?app=NeoDirect&com=6/532/105670/c31feedded , Jahdissa 2016 http://verkkolehti.jahdissa.fi/en/magazine/10778/801404/sorsan_pesa_1.html, Jahdissa (2) http://verkkolehti.jahdissa.fi/en/magazine/11011/805424/sorsanpoikaset.html


https://www.facebook.com/groups/774591319258747/?multi_permalinks=1538447106206494¬if_t=like¬if_id=1493286601500499,http://www.luontojariista.fi/riistateko-5, http://www.terveisetravintoketjunhuipulta.com/2016/04/sorsanpesan-teko-ohjeet.html, http://yle.fi/uutiset/3-7987194, http://yle.fi/uutiset/3-8746001