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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:

WESTERN INDIA Wednesday 23rd January 2019 - Friday 8th February 2019
JAPAN IN WINTER Monday 18th February 2019 - Monday 4th March 2019
Pelagic Extension: 4th March — 6th March
BIRDS & TIGERS OF NORTHERN INDIA Saturday 9th March 2019 - Wednesday 27th March 2019
ULTIMATE NORTHEAST INDIA Tuesday 2nd April 2019 - Tuesday 23rd April 2019
Meghalaya Extension: 31st March — 2nd April
EASTERN CHINA Thursday 2nd May 2019 - Sunday 26th May 2019
Part I: Southeast China: 2nd May — 14th May
Part II: Northeast China: 14th May — 26th May
OMAN Wednesday 23rd October 2019 - Friday 1st November 2019
Northern Oman Extension: 20th October — 23rd October
Bahrain Extension: 1st November — 3rd November
WESTERN INDIA Monday 10th February 2020 - Wednesday 26th February 2020
ULTIMATE NORTHEAST INDIA Wednesday 8th April 2020 - Wednesday 29th April 2020
Meghalaya Extension: 6th April — 8th April
FINLAND & ARCTIC NORWAY Saturday 23rd May 2020 - Friday 5th June 2020
TIBET & XINJIANG Monday 8th June 2020 - Saturday 27th June 2020