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Sortesø (Svanesø) Skanderborg

East-Jutland  >  Denmark

Shallow lake surrounded by marsh and reed-beds with good views from a small bird watching tower.

Added by Peter Lange

Description

Sortesø  is a nice area for birding. A small bird-tower gives good view to the lake, springtime is good for Black-necked Grebe or breeding European Marsh Harrier, often many ducks, swans and Eurasian Coot. Occassionally a chance to see Great Bittern and Common Kingfisher.

Details

Access

Parking at Birkevej, next to Birkevej 20. There are marked hiking trails around the lake. The route is approx. 3 km long. On your tour around the 'Swan Lake' you will pass Hjorteparken (deerpark) that houses a little flock of deers. Not long from there you will find a birdwatchtower which has a beautifull view over the lake.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Lake, Moors/heathland, Reedbeds

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring

Route

Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Birdingplaces Near

The forest of Skanderborg Dyrehave is nearby.

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

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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