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 Marsh Harrier, often many ducks, swans and Eurasian Coot. Occassionally a chance to see Great Bittern and Common Kingfisher.
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 HabitatWetland, Lake, Moors/heathland, Reedbeds
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitSpring
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Accessible byFoot, Bicycle
Birdwatching hide / platformYes
The forest of Skanderborg Dyrehave is nearby.