The large wetland of Iitlahti bay in Lake Saimaa covers an area of more than 20 hectares and consists of many types of parts. Sections of deep and shallow water, open and sheltered areas and islets also create a scenically interesting destination. Compared to the coastal waters of the Baltic Sea, for example, the water quality of Lake Saimaa is mostly good.
E.g. the following birds have been spotted at the wetland: the whooper swan, the Canada goose, the Eurasian wigeon, the Eurasian teal, the mallard, the Western marsh harrier, the common buzzard, the common crane, the northern lapwing, the common snipe, the Eurasian curlew, the green sandpiper, the wood sandpiper, the sand martin, the barn swallow, the common kestrel, the grey plover, the common greenshank and the house martin. In addition to the wide spectrum of species, a downright rarity, the Terek sandpiper, has frequented the wetland.
The bird platform was completed in the fall of 2021. You can get there by car. There are guide signs from the road Sulkavantie 435 (from Sulkava in the direction of Savonlinna).