Flying Squirrel Tour

Flying Squirrel Pteromys volans (L.) is rare, with living range from the Baltic Sea in the west to the Pacific coast in the east. In Estonia they live in Alutaguse forest in N-E of country.

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.flying squirrel


Estonian Fund for Nature video about scientists studying flying squirrel:

Duration: 2-3 hours

Level: Easy walking

What to wear: Warm clothes, it might be cold in the evening. Wear suitable footwear and take rain resistant clothes with you.

Departures: May until the end of July

The expert/guide speaks both English and German and has dedicated over 30 years of his life in researching this secretive mammal

Book a tour with us: or by phone: +372 5622 5943

Participants are saying..

Hans made the tour in July 2020

Dear Peep,

I would like to tell you that we saw the Flying Squirrel. It was amazing.

Mikael Rosén made the Flying Squirrel Tour in June 2019

Thank you very much for arranging the squirrel excursion. Uudo is a great guide and a very dedicated biologist. We had very good views and a great time 👍It showed three times and once was out running up and down the tree. Parts of the group saw it flying! We went back in the night but saw nothing.


Book a tour with us: or by phone: +372 5622 5943

Price is 260€ per group up to 10 persons


Book a tour with us: or by phone: +372 5622 5943

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