Avaste Nature Reserve

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Avaste Nature Reserve
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Map showing the location of Avaste Nature Reserve
Map showing the location of Avaste Nature Reserve
Nearest cityPärnu
Coordinates58°41′06″N 24°10′02″E / 58.68500°N 24.16722°E / 58.68500; 24.16722Coordinates: 58°41′06″N 24°10′02″E / 58.68500°N 24.16722°E / 58.68500; 24.16722
Area5,226 ha (12,910 acres)

Avaste Nature Reserve is a nature reserve situated in western Estonia, to largest extent in Pärnu County.

Avaste nature reserve consists of forests, fens, bogs and meadows. It is centred on Avaste fen, one of the largest fens in Estonia. The flora of the nature reserve includes sweet gale, mud sedge and several species of orchid. Several species of rare or threatened birds furthermore have a habitat in the nature reserve. These include black stork, white-backed woodpecker, northern goshawk, short-eared owl, three species of eagle and others.[1]

A 2.6 km (1.6 mi) long hiking trail runs adjacent to the nature reserve.[2]


  1. ^ "Protected Natural Objects of Pärnu County" (PDF). Estonian Environmental Board. 2012. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Avaste Nature Reserve trail". Romantic Coastline. Retrieved 19 June 2014.