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Klagshamn

Skåne  >  Sweden

A manmade peninsula that reaches out in Öresund, with a great variety of biotopes and different spots for birding. Possibly the best birding site in Malmö.

Added by Anders Larsson

Description

The peninsula reaches 2 km out in the Öresunds straight with meadows N and S ( Bunkeflo strandängar, Tygelsjö strandängar, the later worth a visit as well). Klagshamn contains a variety of bioptopes and birdning spots. There is a big network of paths and roads that makes i easy to take alternative routes and diviations.

The area has recently been transformed in to a natural reserve and some restoration works is carried out.  

The Quarry - Klagshamn is bulit of the remains from the old lime quarry. Today its filled with water and is, especially at winter, good for ducks; Smew and Greater ScaupRed-necked GrebeGreat Crested Grebe and sometimes Common Kingfisher.

Olas hörna - Observation platform towards N and the reed beds.  Good variety of ducks, and a reliable spot for Bearded Tit. Worth visiting is also the newly restored moist meadow south of the platform .

Roys hörna - A a small marsh. There the southern meadows meet the peninsula, east of the birding tower. Good for shorebirds, especially Tringa and Common Snipe. Gives a good view of  the meadows Tygelsjöängar and the  shores along the bay south of Klagshamn.

Birdingtower - Gives a good view of the bay south of Klagshamn. A great variety of ducks and some shorebirds.  Frequent raptors are Peregrine Falcon, White-tailed Eagle, European Marsh Harrier. In autumns Spotted Crake has been seen in the ponds arround the tower. In winter big flocks of Whooper Swan gather.

The Dam - A shallow dam with reedbeds on one side. Water Rail, Bearded Tit and at winter Tufted Duck, Common Teal, Little Grebe.

The Copse - At the tip of the peninsula, close to the harbour, is a copse, partly with pinetrees and partly desciduous. During migration this copse has shown to be very interesting, ocasionally Golden OrioleYellow-browed WarblerPallas's Leaf Warbler, FirecrestLong-eared Owl.

Over the years over 290 species have been seen at Klagshamn, among them; Eurasian Spoonbill, Little Egret, Great EgretBlack-winged Stilt, Red-breasted Goose

Details

Access

Easily accesable with local bus, nr 6, towards Klagshamn. Either step of at Glada hörnan and entrance the area from north, or step of at Klagshamn, and enter the area from East.

If you are travelling by car there is place to park close to each birding spot.

Terrain and Habitat

Scattered trees and bushes, Forest, Grassland, Reedbeds, Sea

Conditions

Flat, Swampy

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

Winter, Spring, Autumn

Best time to visit

Autumn

Route

Paved road, Narrow trail, Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Links

Birdingplaces Near

Tygelsjö ängar, Bunkeflo ängar

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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