Hercules Dammar - Ponds of Hercules

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An old clay quarry which nowadays is filled with water and reedbeds. The surrounding walls give a very good view over the area.

Added* by Anders Larsson
Most recent update 24 March 2021


The area consists of the ponds, reedbeds and surrounding moist meadows. The fact that the area is quite small and is easy to overview gives very good observations of birds.

The ponds themselves aren't very rich in birdlife, but the species that áre present make the area special. Black Tern can be seen fishing and sometimes even nesting in the ponds. Great Bittern are breeding in the reedbeds. Other species that can be seen or heard are Water Rail and Reed Bunting.

In the surrounding area, damp meadows, marshes and open fields with scattered trees and dense shrubberies are located. When walking through the area listen for Penduline Tit, which in some years is breeding in the area. Other birds of interest can be Garganey, Eurasian Hobby, Grasshopper Warbler, White Stork, Common Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit, Common Snipe and Osprey.

On the south side of the ponds, a birdingtower is located which gives a slightly (due to vegetation) narrow view of the area. From the tower leads a path south through the meadows and shrubland in which Grasshopper Warbler and Penduline Tit can be heard.



By bus, if you depart from Kristianstad, take lokal bus nr 1 to the stop Viby kyrka and walk a kilometer to the dams. Alternatively take the regional bus 551 to the stop Fribetesvägen and walk 500 meters.

If going by car, drive road 118 towards Åhus, after Viby take a right and park at the scrapyard.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Scattered trees and bushes


Flat , Wet , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful


Wide path , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail


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Birdwatching hide / platform


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