Kalvebod Fælled is a very new part of Denmark. It emerged from the sea in 1943, when the 20-km2 area was reclaimed as an employment project, but nature - especially bird life - quickly took over. The area is mostly wetland and areas with birchtrees, small ponds and brackish water area. It is a paradise for ornithologists, because of the location of one of the important migratory routes between northern Scandinavia and southern Europe, rare birds also visit this area. You can see European Marsh Harrier, Eurasian Curlew, Northern Pintail, Dunlin, Arctic Tern and Short-eared Owl, as well as Goosander and Smew. It is also possible to see or hear Common Nightingale, Great Bittern, White-tailed Eagle, Hen Harrier and many breeding wading birds, gulls and terns. A small area in the southwestern part is a closed-off bird sanctuary with no admission, but with good bird towers and bird hides on the perimeter.
At the end of Nøragersmindevej there is a parking place, from there you go through the gate straigth ahead for 500 m then turn right follow the trail and keep left until the trail ends in a T cross go right and first time left and left when you see the lake on your left. Follow "naturstyrelsens homepage" for detail. 2,5 km.
There are three marked hiking routes of 3.5 km, 6 km and 8.8 km.
Four bird hides are placed around the Klydesø lake reserve and two more can be found by Store Høj Sø lake, which is surrounded by reed bed. South of the Hejresøen lake is a bird tower from which there is a view of Kongelunden and Køge Bugt.
Terrain and HabitatForest, Wetland, Scattered trees and bushes, Grassland
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitSpring
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Accessible byFoot, Bicycle, Wheelchair
Birdwatching hide / platformYes