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Bastemose

Bornholm  >  Denmark

This nutrient-rich bog is one of the best places for birding on the island of Bornholm. A bird observation tower gives a great views of the bog.

Added* by Thomas Christensen
Most recent update 29 June 2022

Description

Bastemose is a nutrient-rich bog with extensive stands of reeds. There are also more open water surfaces with dense stands of White Water Lily and Cancer Claw. In the middle of the marsh lies an island covered with dense willow scrub. A bird observation tower gives a great view of the bog and the birdlife. You can, among other birds, spot Common Crane, Great Bittern, Spotted Flycatcher, Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting, Red-backed Shrike, Marsh Harrier and Eurasian Hobby. On good days, you can even experience groups of 5-10 falcons hunting above the bog. In addition, there are over 20 different species of dragonflies.

Details

Access

The bog is located in Almindingen just on the south side of the road between Rønne and Svaneke. There is a car park by the road. When you park your car in the parking lot at Segenvej, you have to walk about 100 meters on a flat gravel path before you reach the birdwatching tower. The birdwatching tower is equipped with a long oak ramp which makes it possible for wheelchair users to visit the lower deck of the bird tower.

There are several opportunities to explore the area along paths. 1000 m round around the northeasternmost part, and partly you can get around the entire bog, but here the path goes through rather wet sections at the south end and is therefore not always passable.

Conditions

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Difficulty walking trail

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

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