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A very good area for watching raptors on autumn migration with excellent views out over the sea towards Falsterbo from the cliff near the nature centre.

Added* by Lars Juul
Most recent update 16 December 2020


Mandehoved is a very good site in Denmark for watching raptors on autumn migration. Patches of woodland and hedgerows here attract passerines. There are excellent views out over the sea towards Falsterbo from the cliff near the nature centre. Stevns Klint serves not only as a maritime landmark, but also as a navigation point for a large number of migratory birds. While the birdlife is particularly special in spring and autumn, there are good opportunities for bird watching all year round at Mandehoved and Stevns Lighthouse Centre.

Stevns Klint is only 25 km from Falsterbo at the southermost point of Sweden, where autumn migration is impressive. Many of the migrating birds find their way to the Danish coast at Madehoved, which makes it a hotspot for watching autumn migration. Raptor migration is especially thrilling and a large number of birds are seen. European Honey-buzzard, Common Buzzard and Sparrowhawk can appear in large numbers. Fair numbers of Red Kite, Western Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, Rough-legged Buzzard, Osprey, Eurasian Kestrel and Merlin are spotted. Species that turn up each year, but only in small numbers, are Black Kite, White-tailed Eagle, Pallid Harrier, Montagu's Harrier, Eurasian Goshawk and Eurasian Hobby. A pair of Peregrine Falcon breeds in the area, but the species is also seen on migration.



The area can be accessed by several minor roads leading east off routes 261 or 154 or the town of Store Heddinge. Click on the P in the map to get directions to the parking place at Mandehoven.

Terrain and Habitat

Canyon/cliff , Beach , Sea


Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Autumn migration


Paved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


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