Go bird watching
With the increased interest in outdoor activities and being out in nature, there has also been a renaissance in bird watching. It is a simple activity that is suitable for almost everybody, and birds are around us almost everywhere we may be. In the areas surrounding Östersund and elsewhere in Jämtland there are many opportunities to experience birdlife in different environments. And the beauty of it all is that it’s up to you to determine your level of adventure. Anything from checking out different types of ducks in Badhusparken in central Östersund to a longer outing in forests and fields. What’s more, birdwatching is a year-round activity, even if the diversity and intensity are greatest in spring and summer.
Binoculars both enable and enhance the experience. And you might like to have a bird book with you. Remember to be considerate, avoid disturbing the birds (especially during the breeding period) and, obviously, never leave any rubbish behind.