Flying Squirrel (Pteromys volans (L.)) is a rare species, with a living range from the Baltic Sea in the west to the Pacific coast in the east. In Estonia, they live only in the northeastern part of the country and due to its nocturnal lifestyle, only a handful of people have seen it. On this tour, you have the unique possibility to learn about this magnificent animal from our expert/guide, who speaks both English and German and has dedicated over 30 years of his life to researching this secretive mammal.
This secretive mammal is almost impossible to see without a guide. We offer flying squirrel tours with a local specialist. During the tour, we first look around in the habitat of the flying squirrel to get a better understanding of the needs and preferences of this endangered species. Then there’s a break for about an hour before returning to the spot about 1-1,5 hours before the sunset. The Flying Squirrels are active mostly during the dark hours, so after returning to the spot before the sun sets, there’s also a relatively good chance to see the mammal itself.