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Keldsnor

Langeland  >  Denmark

you pass Keldsnor Lighthouse, and on the hike around the southern tip bring you to the spit at Keldsnor - a unique wetland and birding locality.

Added by Connie Duelund

Description

Just north-east of Dovns Klint is Keldsnor, which is an 80 ha shallow lagoon with brackish water. It is cut off from the sea by a beach ridge formed by pebbles. A narrow strip of reeds borders the lagoon and there is meadowland at the edge of the beach ridge. In the south-west corner is woodland stretching right out to the water’s edge. Several bird species breed at Keldsnor, including Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Water Rail, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Common Ringed Plover, Common Redshank and Northern Lapwing. But many more birds can be seen in the lagoon, especially during migration, see the birdlist below. In the winter months and up to the end of March, Long-tailed Duck can be seen on the sea off the coast (up to several hundred birds). The sea is also a good winter staging site for Common Scoter and especially for Common Eider.

Details

Access

Park at Dovns Klint and explore from there on foot and walk to a viewpoint. You can also park near the Keldsnor lighthouse. Click on a P in the map to get directions. If you park at Dovns Klint you can combine it with a visit to Gulstav Mose (a 7 hectare bog that also attracts many birds) that is adjacent to the west and also described on Birdingplaces. 

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Lake, Beach, Mud flats, Grassland, Sea

Conditions

Open landscape

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring, Autumn migration, Spring migration, Winter

Route

Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Comments

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