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

Added* by Thomas Christensen
Most recent update 4 December 2022


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, Western 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.



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.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Scattered trees and bushes , Reedbeds


Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Autumn , Summer

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Summer , Spring , Autumn , Autumn migration


Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform



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