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Shallow bay and wetland with lakes off the north coast of the island of Lolland. The bay is surrounded by meadows.

Added* by Georg walter busch
Most recent update 15 February 2022


Kalløgrå was used to deposit sludge from the sugar factory in Sakskøbing for a period of 10 years. In 2003 around 30ha of the area was taken over by the Aage V. Jensen Fund and a thorough re-establishment project was carried out, so that the area is now a wetland with lakes, wet and dry meadows - some of which are grazed - and remains of embankments.

Several wader species breed at Kalløgrå, for example Northern Lapwing, Common Redshank and Eurasian Oystercatcher. A fair-sized colony of Avocet and a small colony of Black-headed Gull can be seen on the islet in the lake. Common Gull, Arctic Tern and Common Tern nest here, too. There are also a few pairs of Little Grebe and several pairs of Red-necked Grebe. Marsh Harrier nest in the reedbeds. The area is a good stop-over site for many species of ducks and waders during migration. In autumn, large numbers of European Golden Plover, Dunlin, Eurasian Curlew and smaller numbers of Grey Plover, Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, Snipe, Spotted Redshank and Common Greenshank stop over here.



From the main 153 road between Sakskøbing and Guldborg, drive north to Kallø. Drive into the village and then north along Kalløgråvej, which becomes a gravel road. By continuing along this road one reaches a sheep fence, where one can park. From here there is access to a bird observation tower, from which there is a splended view over the area. Walking or cycling inside the fences is permitted, but please keep to the paths in order not to disturb the staging and breeding birds.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Sea , Grassland


Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration


Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

Note: If the sea level is normal or low, Kalløgrå is full of life, but it is almost empty at high sea level. So check the tides table. See the link below.


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