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Hammar - The Winter Feeding

Skåne  >  Sweden

A small field left unharvested for preservation reasons to help birds in winter. Mainly focusing on the, in Sweden endangered, Corn Bunting.

Added by Anders Larsson

Description

The field is not big but is the only reliable spot to see Corn Bunting in Sweden (they do breed in the area of SE Skåne but are scattered over the landscape) due to them gather in one flock at the field in the winter. Sometimes Lapland Longspur is seen as well.

Other birds to be seen in the area is White-tailed EaglePeregrine Falcon, Hen Harrier, Rough-legged Buzzard and occasionally Gyrfalcon

Some kilometers west of Hammar and north of the road is a marsh, called "Ingelstorps mosse". It's a great area which provides a good variety of geese, like Taiga Bean-GooseGreater White-fronted Goose and sometimes Pink-footed Goose.

Details

Access

Driving from Ystad road 9 towards Simrishamn, turn right at Kabusa an follow the coastal road east. After passing through the village Hammar park on the right side, walk back a bit, cross the road and follow the trail (see map for more detail).

It is possible to reach the area by local bus, but it takes about one hour walk. Take regional bus 570 from Ystad central station towards Simrishamn, step of at station Kabusakorset.

Terrain and Habitat

Agriculture

Conditions

Open landscape, Flat

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Winter

Best time to visit

Winter

Route

Unpaved road, Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Extra info

The area between the highway (9) and Hammar is very nice and worth visiting. At Kabusa south of the coastal road is a military training ground. Public is allowed to be there but be aware of red flags in case of an exercise.

Birdingplaces Near

Ingelstad mosse.

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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