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Female and cub brown bear tracks

Spring is closer and closer. Brown bear track were spotting by our guides in two different areas in this weekend. There are female and this year cub tracks in two first photos. Female track was 12 cm wide and cub track 7 cm wide. On the last photo you can see male brown bear track […]

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Hibernating brown bear..

While working Ahto run into hibernating brown bear. Bear ran off when a man was 15 m from the nest. The track was 12-13 cm wide. Its unusual to find hibernation nest in alder forest. The nest was 35 m from road.

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Brown bear hide in winter

Ahto was in brown bear hide area. There are a lot of snow, which gave him good opportunity to look at the tracks- elk, fox, mountain hare close by were pine marten and wild boar tracks. Brown bears still have their hibernation but there are  smell of spring in the air.

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2014 brown bear mating time is here

Although it seemed that spring is early this year the brown bears mating time is as usual at the second part of May. Our group was in the hide in the 17-18 th of May and we had a chance to see mating bears. They came out already at 19:42 in the evening and later […]

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Alutaguse bear camera season is on

Brown bear camera season starts and the first brown bears were seen in the 7 th of April.  Camera can be seen from page  http://www.looduskalender.ee/node/19682. Camera is just next to brown bear hides and give the idea what kind of wildlife you can see from hides.

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first brown bear tracks in Alutaguse

On Sunday I saw the first brown bear tracks in Alutaguse. If most of Estonia is already without snow then in N-E of Estonia I was able to track bears about 1 km in the forest. But March sun melts the tracks quickly and i ended up nowhere. But i still had a taste of […]

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Rackelhahn in Black Grouse lek

When female Capercaille does not find males in the usual lekking site and joins Black Grouse lek instead, hybrids between these two species can be hatched.

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Brown bear watching in Europe 14.01.2014

As most of our web visitors know  bear watching can be done in Estonia in Alutaguse from one of the NaTourEst brown bear hides- http://natourest.ee/brown-bear-2/brown-bear-hide-rent/ You can have watching or photography hide.   Other brown bear watching countries and places in Europe Romania- Ibis Tours Finland- Wild Brown Bear Sweden- Björn & Vildmark Bulgaria-Neophron Tours Slovakia-

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Estonian Brown Bears in discoverwildlife.com page 19.12.2013

In the DiscoverWildlife.com two photographers Remo Savisaar and Neil Aldridge ´s photos were published- http://www.discoverwildlife.com/gallery/estonian-wildlife-photo-gallery-neil-aldridge-and-remo-savisaar Some of the pictures were made from Natourest Alutaguse bear hide- http://natourest.ee/brown-bear-2/brown-bear-photography/ In the first picture you will see 2 brown bears -a mating pair. The web page mistakenly says 2 male brown bears. Adult males are never together during the mating […]

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Brown bear

With more than 700 animals Estonia has one of the strongest Brown Bear populations in Europe. A forested area in N-E Estonia, called Alutaguse, has almost half of Estonian bears. Although fairly common there, it is still difficult to see them in wild. That is the reason why Natourest has built hides for observing and photographing […]

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