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Abisko (Sesam) Parking Garage

Jönköping  >  Sweden

A special place to watch bird migration on top of a parking garage. Great migration of waders, gulls and terns in summer.

Added by Peter Berglin

Description

The roof of a parking garage in center of Jönköping. With a great view over the lake of Vättern. You go up to the 9th floor and bird from there. A true "drive in" location. After autumn storms on the west coast, some nice pelagic birds have been seen over the years. 

Good species are Great Crested Grebe, Great Skua, Pomarine Skua, Arctic Skua (Parasitic Jaeger) and Long-tailed Skua. All of these birds (except Great Crested Grebe) are hard to see inland. Other scarcer species that can be seen are Little Auk, Sabine's Gull, Northern Gannet, Leach's Storm-Petrel, Sooty Shearwater, Kittiwake, Northern Fulmar, Velvet Scoter, Common Scoter and Long-tailed Duck.

Details

Access

On top of the parking garage on the 9th floor.

Terrain and Habitat

Lake

Conditions

Flat, Dry

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

Autumn, Summer

Best time to visit

Autumn, Autumn migration

Route

Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle, Car, Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

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