Stora Amundön

West  >  Sweden

Easily accessible birding area with salt marshes, oak forest and shallow bays. Worth a visit all year round even though spring and autumn are best.

Added* by Jalle Hiltunen
Most recent update 7 January 2022


Stora Amundön offers varied birding with fine salt marshes, oak groves and shallow bays. In spring and autumn, the salt marshes by the canal between the mainland are worth a visit. Dunlin, Wood Sandpiper and Common Greenshank are often seen. Bar-tailed Godwit, Spotted Redshank, Temminck's Stint and Little Stint can be seen with a little luck. Some geese, ducks and seals can also be found on the salt marshes.

If you go further out on the island, it is worth scouting out flocks of ducks in shallow bays around with Common Goldeneye and Tufted Duck in winter. In summer, nice birdsongs can be heard in the oak groves. Rarities that have been seen in Stora Amundön include Little Egret, Greater Yellowlegs, Pallid Swift, White-billed Diver, Great Northern Diver and Richard's Pipit.



At Stora Amundön there is a large car park at the end of Brottkärrsvägen in Brottkär (just southwest of Gothenburg). Click on the P in the map to get directions. Or you can take bus 82/258 to stop Lillövägen. The circular walking route on the map is about 3 km long.

Terrain and Habitat

Mud flats , Forest , Sea



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Autumn , Winter

Best time to visit

Autumn , Spring


Wide path , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


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