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Ballum Sluse

Jutland  >  Denmark

The lock of Ballum Sluse gives a great overview over the Wadden Sea waters from an elevated platform. 253 bird species have been observed here.

Description

From the platform at Ballum Sluse you can watch all kind of waders, ducks and geese in the low waters between the Wadden Sea island of Rømø and the mainland. As well as White-tailed Eagle always in numbers. (The locals I talked to while I visited the site claimed to have had 80 White-tailed Eagle in one day.) Common Starling can be seen in huge numbers, followed by the various falcons chasing them. Any size flock of migrating birds will pass in spring and fall. It is is one the few areas in Denmark with breeding Montagu's Harrier.

The site has excellent overview, but on a sunny day arrive early - as at noon time, the sun will start to blaze into your face.

Details

Access

You can park right at the spot.

Terrain and Habitat

Grassland, Wetland, Sea, Mud flats, Moors/heathland, Plateau

Conditions

Sandy, High water possible

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

Spring, Autumn, Summer

Best time to visit

Spring, Autumn, Spring migration, Autumn migration, Summer

Route

Paved road, Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Car, Foot, Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Links

View other birding spots in the area that are published on Birdingplaces

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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