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Rømø and Rømødæmningen

Jutland  >  Denmark

The island of Rømø is part of the Wadden Sea National Park Vadehavet - Denmarks greatest national park.

Description

The island of Rømø is located in the Danish Wadden Sea. The area is not so rich in species as others, still a few hundred have been spotted, but it houses waders, ducks and geese and White-tailed Eagle in huge numbers, some species in the 5 digits. Once you drive across the Rømødæmning, (Rømø Dam, that connects the island to the mainland) you will be able to see thousands of birds, even without binoculars.

Bird migration tops in March/May and August/October. Both spring and autumn, hundreds of thousands of birds – primarily waders – rest on the island’s mudflats. Dunlin form the biggest flocks, but Red Knot, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Eurasian Curlew, Whimbrel, Bar-tailed Godwit, European Golden Plover, Common Redshank, Avocet and Common Greenshank also appear in large numbers. It is not unusual to see more than 20 different species of wader on a single day. Most of the breeding Kentish Plover in Denmark are spotted near Sønderstrand on Rømø. The Kentish Plover is an endangered species.

Details

Access

You can find small parking lots all over the island and Rømødæmningen. It is allowed to drive at the beach, at your own risk though, since it is flooded on a daily basis.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Plain, Beach, Mud flats, Grassland, Sea, Moors/heathland

Conditions

Flat, High water possible, Sandy, Swampy, Dry

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring, Autumn, Spring migration, Autumn migration, Summer

Route

Paved road, Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle, Car, Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

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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