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Hannu Jännes

Hannu Jännes

Hannu Jännes lives near Helsinki, Finland with his partner Jutta and sons Paavo and Aleksi.

He originally set up the Earlybird bird tour company together with Dick Forsman and still works as a freelance ornithologist and sound recordist. Before starting to lead bird tours in the mid-1980s, he spent four breeding seasons travelling all over the country collecting data on the abundance and distribution of Finnish birds for the University of Helsinki.

Hannu has a passion for bird identification, especially warblers, and he has been a member of the Finnish Rarities Committee since 1988. Hannu has already published two CDs of his sound recordings, on the birds of Goa and southern India, and on the flight calls of Palearctic migrants, and is now working on mammoth projects for the Indian subcontinent and China.

His expertise in his native Scandinavia and adjacent Estonia is second to none, and he has also travelled very extensively in the Indian subcontinent (and particular the West, North and Northeast of India, where his knowledge is unsurpassed), China, Taiwan, Japan, Oman, Tanzania, Southern Africa, Australia and New Zealand.


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Hannu Jännes will be leading the following tours:

ULTIMATE NORTHEAST INDIA Monday 6th April 2020 - Wednesday 29th April 2020
EASTERN CHINA Saturday 2nd May 2020 - Tuesday 26th May 2020
Part I: Southeast China: 2nd May — 14th May
Part II: Northeast China: 14th May — 26th May
TIBET & XINJIANG Monday 8th June 2020 - Saturday 27th June 2020
OMAN Tuesday 20th October 2020 - Sunday 1st November 2020
Bahrain Extension: 1st November — 3rd November
WESTERN INDIA Monday 1st February 2021 - Wednesday 17th February 2021
BIRDS & TIGERS OF NORTHERN INDIA Tuesday 2nd March 2021 - Saturday 20th March 2021
FINLAND & ARCTIC NORWAY Sunday 23rd May 2021 - Saturday 5th June 2021