The developement of Rickelsbüller Koog Nature Reserve started in 1981 when the former salt marshes were artificially disconnected from the North Sea. The current wetland meadows with low vegetation are breeding sites for Common Redshank , Black-tailed Godwit , Ruff , Herring Gull , Barnacle Goose and Avocet.
From autumn to early spring, the dyked area and the adjacent salt marshes on the dyke's sea-ward side are resting sites of Barnacle Goose , Brent Goose , Red Knot , Dunlin Eurasian Curlew and Eurasian Wigeon . Observation possibilities depend on the tides of the North Sea.
By car or bicycle: Starting from Rodenaes, follow street K98 to the border. Directly in front of the frontier station turn left and follow the dead end road where you will find a parking place.
Terrain and HabitatWetland, Plain, Lake, Sea, Reedbeds, Grassland
ConditionsFlat, No shadow, Open landscape
Is a telescope useful?Yes
Good birding seasonSpring, Autumn, Winter
Best time to visitSpring migration, Autumn migration, Spring
RouteWide path, Paved road
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Birdwatching hide / platformYes
Directly north of Rickesbüller Koog there is the Danish nature reserve "Margrethe Kog" which is characterized by salt water surfaces which are connected with the North Sea. Birdlife is similar to that of Rickesbüller Koog, especially in during migration times.