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Fornæs

Jutland  >  Denmark

This easternmost point of Jutland is a bird migration hotspot where regularly rare birds are seen and a good place to see Black Guillemot.

Description

Fornæs is a migration hub covering both east, north and west. And there is a good chance of seeing Black Guillemot since they breed close by. As well as Razorbill in huge numbers migrating (100.000 estimated on one good day) and a few staying through the winter. In spring and fall huge flocks of birds of prey arrive on route to Sweden or exploring the north. Rare birds are seen regularly, though not every day.

Waders live at the coast, as well as terns, ducks and geese. Various small birds such as Northern Wheatear come here outside their breeding season and usually stay a while before migrating further. Northern Gannet hunt outside the coast, though usually far out. Velvet Scoter and Common Scoter live here permanently.

Details

Access

You can park at the lighthouse then walk north.

Terrain and Habitat

Grassland, Sea, Scattered trees and bushes

Conditions

Flat, Open landscape

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration, Autumn migration

Route

Paved road, Wide path, Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle, Car, Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Extra info

If you dont mind a 6-7 km (both ways total) long walk you can follow along the coast in northern direction and you end up at Sangstrup Klint, where million year old fossils can be found, and you are sure to see a lot of birds on the way.

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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