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A manmade peninsula that reaches out in Öresund, with a great variety of biotopes and different spots for birding. Possibly the best birding site in Malmö.

Added* by Anders Larsson
Most recent update 16 October 2022


The peninsula reaches 2 km out in the Öresunds straight with meadows N and S ( Bunkeflo strandängar, Tygelsjö strandängar, the later worth a visit as well). Klagshamn contains a variety of bioptopes and birdning spots. There is a big network of paths and roads that makes it easy to take alternative routes.

The area has recently been transformed in to a natural reserve and some restoration works is carried out. The Quarry - Klagshamn is built of the remains from the old lime quarry. Today its filled with water and is, especially at winter, good for ducks; Smew and Greater Scaup, Red-necked Grebe, Great Crested Grebe and sometimes Common Kingfisher.

Olas hörna - Observation platform towards N and the reed beds. Good variety of ducks, and a reliable spot for Bearded Tit. Worth visiting is also the newly restored moist meadow south of the platform .

Roys hörna - A a small marsh. There the southern meadows meet the peninsula, east of the birding tower. Good for shorebirds, especially Tringa and Common Snipe. Gives a good view of the meadows Tygelsjöängar and the shores along the bay south of Klagshamn.

Birdingtower - Gives a good view of the bay south of Klagshamn. A great variety of ducks and some shorebirds. Frequent raptors are Peregrine Falcon, White-tailed Eagle, Western Marsh Harrier. In autumns Spotted Crake has been seen in the ponds arround the tower. In winter big flocks of Whooper Swan gather.

The Dam - A shallow dam with reedbeds on one side. Water Rail, Bearded Tit and at winter Tufted Duck, Common Teal, Little Grebe.

The Copse - At the tip of the peninsula, close to the harbour, is a copse, partly with pinetrees and partly desciduous. During migration this copse has shown to be very interesting, ocasionally Golden Oriole, Yellow-browed Warbler, Pallas's Leaf Warbler, Firecrest, Long-eared Owl.

Over the years over 290 species have been seen at Klagshamn, among them; Eurasian Spoonbill, Little Egret, Great Egret, Black-winged Stilt, Red-breasted Goose.



Easily accesable with local bus, nr 6, towards Klagshamn. Either step of at Glada hörnan and entrance the area from north, or step of at Klagshamn, and enter the area from East.

If you are travelling by car there is place to park close to each birding spot.

Terrain and Habitat

Scattered trees and bushes , Forest , Grassland , Reedbeds , Sea


Flat , Wet

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

Winter , Spring , Autumn

Best time to visit



Paved road , Narrow trail , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform



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