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Lake Hornborga
Lake Hornborga
Färnebofjärden National Park
Färnebofjärden National Park
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THE migration watchpoint in Sweden with spectacular raptor movements recorded.Click here for the Falsterbo web site which carries latest news, sightings and photographs.
Getteröns Nature reserve
Originally an island, the site has been joined to the mainland by an artificial embankment and roadway, a process that resulted in the partial enclosure and desalinization of Farehammarsviken Bay (the main part of the reserve). The bay is shallow and brackish with a freshwater inflow. It contains areas of marshy vegetation and is surrounded by grazed coastal meadows. In addition to agricultural activities, the IBA supports a bird observatory.Three hundred and twenty species have been recorded at the site.
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Getteröns Nature reserve
Lake GammelstadsvikenLake Gammelstadsviken
A shallow (1-4 m in depth) nutrient-rich lake at the head of the Gulf of Bothnia, formed when rising land isolated a bay from the sea. Fine marine sediments with overlying mud deposits cover the lake floor. Water exchange is minimal due to the low rate of inflow to the lake. Large sections of the shoreline are marshy, with Phragmites, Typha and Equisetum present; the lake itself supports floating vegetation. Mixed forests surround the lake.
Breeding birds include:Smew (Mergellus albellus), Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) and Red-necked phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) (RIGHT). Birdlife International.
Ottenby Nature Reserve
On the southern most tip of the island of Öland, in the Baltic Sea.Size: 1,610 hectares

Habitat: Coastal areas, small bays, open grazing land, scrub and deciduous woods (birch and oak). Extensive areas of shallow water and seaweed-covered beaches.
Birds & wildlife: A number of species and individuals are exceptional for Sweden. Migrants pass through the area during spring, summer and autumn. Geese, ducks, waders and passerines are the most numerous, while the number of resting birds depends on weather conditions. Among the species with larger numbers there are often quite rare birds, in May and October you need to pay special attention to see them. Breeding birds are also of importance: they include Corncrake, Avocet, Terns, Thrush Nightingale, Barred Warbler, Collared and Red-breasted Flycatcher. There is a high density of Waders breeding within the reserve. The Swedish Ornithological Society runs a bird observatory near the tip of the island. Waders and passerines dominate the ringing, and some twenty thousand birds are ringed annually.
Visiting & access: Close to the Ottenby Bird Observatory and the lighthouse there is a visitors' centre. The museum and information centre is open during weekends in May-June and September-October, and daily during the height of the tourist season (late June-mid August). There is also a restaurant, which is open under roughly the same conditions as the visitors' centre. There is a fee for parking at the southern tip of the island during peak periods, but members of national BirdLife Partners are offered a discount.
Vindelfjällen mountains and Lake Tärnasjön
An extensive mountainous area supporting a mosaic of mires, virgin Picea forest and mountain Betula forest, with valleys containing rivers and lake systems. The northern end of Lake Tadjoins a delta formed by the River.The lake is surrounded by seasonally flooded marshland, and the whole area is used for reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) grazing.Important for breeding waterbirds, raptors and waders. Breeding birds include seven out of the 32 species in Europe that are restricted (when breeding) to the Arctic/tundra biome.
Breeding birds include:Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus), Greater Scaup (Aythya marila), Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata), Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus), Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Great Snipe (Gallinago media), Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus), Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola), Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima), Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) and Long-tailed Jaeger (Stercorarius longicaudus) (Birdlife International).
Sweden´s National ParksSweden´s National Parks
The first nine national parks in the country were founded in 1909, and were the first in Europe. Sarek and Padjelanta in Lapland are Sweden's two largest national parks with an area of 200,000 hectares each. Mountain environment covers almost 90% of the surface of the parks. Other biotopes in the national parks are virgin forest, deciduous forest, swamps, archipelago and old agricultural landscapes.
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