Varde River Mouth

Region of Southern Denmark  >  Denmark

River mouth where Varde River inters Ho Bay. Shallow waters and Wadden Sea, combined with grasslands and reed beds. Good in low or rising tides.

Added* by Henrik Böhmer
Most recent update 12 February 2020


As a higher-laying part of the very northern Wadden Sea, the mouth of the Varde River is one of the last places that gets flooded by the rising tides. In combination with the fresh water streaming out of Varde River, the mouth and and the immediate surrounding area is one of the best places in Ho Bay for watching waterbirds. In season, there is a concentration of birds, especially in rising tides and many thousands of waterbirds flock in the shallow waters or on the muddy flats. The area is know for high numbers of Spoonbill, Common Shelduck, Northern Pintail and Avocet. The surrounding grassland hosts a variety of birds, including pipits, wheatears and warblers and the area have also hosted vistits of rare vagrants such as Hudsonian Godwit, Greater Short-toed Lark and Black-headed Bunting.



Access to the good observation point are best on the east coast of Ho Bay from the paved road - see the map.

Terrain and Habitat

Mud flats , Grassland , River , Sea , Reedbeds



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

Spring , Autumn

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration , Summer


Paved road , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


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