Gulf of BothniaSatellite View
The northern coasts of Scandinavia are famous for their bird locations, both on the Atlantic coast and in the northern part of the Gulf of Bothnia. In the Gulf of Bothnia you find birdstations on many islands, and there are many sanctuaries for birds. In the middle part of the bay of the Gulf of Bothnia you find the archipelago of Lulea. A place where birds from East Europe, the Barents region, the coasts of the Gulf of Bothnia and from the forests of northern Sweden gathers. The archipelago is the largest brackish water archipelago in the world, and the landscape shows a variety of topographies with stony islands, cliffs, untouched forests and sandy beaches. Some of the species found there are caspian tern, turnstone, temminck's stint, red-necked grebe, black grouse, capercaillie, ptarmigan, red-necked phalarope, black guillemot, razorbill, velvet scoter, white-tailed eagle and red-throated diver.
Number of bird species: 478
Birding SwedenTake 1 and Take 2 are two DVDs by Malcolm Rymer Buy direct from the filmmaker: http://www.wildlifevideos.net/birding_sweden_take1.html and http://www.wildlifevideos.net/birding_sweden_take2.html
Lake Hornborga, SwedenThe Return of a Bird Lake Tomas Hertzman and Torsten Larsson Series: WETLANDS INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATION 50 82 pages, col photos, figs, maps. Wetlands International Distributed by NHBS 1999
Buy this book from NHBS.com
These two terms are used for observatories and so forth and trans;late into the slightly different 'Field Station' and 'Bird Station' respectively.
Blackbird Turdus merula
Swedish Records Committee
Members plus how to submit records etc...
Dalarnas Ornitologiska FöreningWebsite
This is the County Association for Dalarna or, as it is sometime called, Dalecarlia, which is a county in the middle of Sweden. There is a very large lake called Siljan there. It is a very attractive area...
Dalslands Ornitologiska FöreningWebsite
Another County Association. Dalsland is south of Dalarna and has a lot of large and fine lakes including a shore line on Lake Vanern, which is really a small sea. Our contributor remembers it with affection for the wonderful views he had in Dalsland of ospreys...
Falkenbergs Ornitologiska FöreningWebsite
Föreningen Södermanlands OrnitologerWebsite
Gothenburg Ornithological SocietyWebsite
The Gothenburg Ornithological Society (GOF) is a non-profit regional section of the Swedish Ornithological Society (SOF). GOF promotes the conservation and study of birds and bird-life as well as stimulation of bird interest. The activity area is the province of Gothenburg and Bohus and the province of Halland...
Halmstads Ornitologiska FöreningWebsite
Hedemora Ornitologiska FöreningWebsite
Jämtland-Härjedalens Ornitologiska FöreningWebsite
Järvafältets Ornitologiska KlubbWebsite
Karlstads Ornitologiska FöreningWebsite
Kronobergs Ornitologiska FöreningWebsite
The Kronoberg Ornithological Society (KOF) is an organisation for ornithologist and public interested in the birds of southern Sweden...
Lidingö Ornitologiska FöreningWebsite
Medelpads Ornitologiska FöreningWebsite
Nordöstra Skånes FågelklubbWebsite
Norrbottens Ornitologiska FöreningWebsite
Närkes Ornitologiska FöreningWebsite
Ornitologiska klubben i EskilstunaWebsite
Roslagens Ornitologiska FöreningWebsite
The Scanian Ornithological Society (SkOF) is a regional chapter of the Swedish Ornithological Society (SOF). Research about birds in Scania, e.g. counts, extensive ringing of birds and bird migration studies at Falsterbo Bird Observatory. As a member of the Scanian Ornithological Society you will always be updated with the latest news, just call our answering machine...;
Stockholms Ornitologiska FöreningWebsite
Stockholm`s very own bird club...
Sveriges Ornitologiska Förening Regionalföreningar
Annotated list of Regional groups of the SOF...
Swedish Ornithology SocietyWebsite
Upplands Ornitologiska FöreningWebsite
Varbergs Ornitologiska FöreningWebsite
Västergötlands Ornitologiska FöreningWebsite
Site in Swedish.
Västmanlands Ornitologiska FöreningWebsite
Ölands Ornitologiska FöreningWebsite
Östra Smålands Ornitologiska FöreningWebsite
Falsterbo Bird ObservatoryObservatory
Falsterbo Bird Observatory is owned and administrated by the Scanian Ornithological Society. The work is managed by the Falsterbo committee. The Observatory is since 1988 also a meteorological station under the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI).Observatory
Kvismare Bird ObservatoryObservatory
Kvismare Bird Observatory was started in spring 1961. A male blackbird was the first bird to be ringed. Since the start more than 260 000 birds have been ringed, and some 100 different research project have been or are still carried out at the bird observatory...
Lake Annsjohn Bird ObservatoryObservatory
Lake Annsjon Bird Observatory is situated in the Scandinavian mountain range, some 150 km east of the Norwegian city Trondheim and some 600 km north-west of Stockholm. It is a non-profit organisation and voluntary workers from Sweden and several other European countries survey bird populations in the area by counting breeding birds on mires and mountains and ringing passerines. This field work is carried out from early June to late August - early September, depending on weather and staff availability.Observatory
Bird Ringing Centre - Swedish Museum of Natural Historyhttp://www2.nrm.se/
In Sweden all scientific bird ringing is administrated by the Swedish Museum of Natural History. Since the start of bird ringing in Sweden in 1911 more than eight million individual wild birds have been ringed and more than 120 000 of them have been recovered. Bird ringing, as a scientific method, is very important for our knowledge about reproduction, migration and survival rates in many bird species. The Bird Ringing Centre publishes, on an annual basis, a report with maps and comments on interesting recoveries, ringing statistics and a comprehensive list of recoveries in full detail...
2004 [July] - Lutz LückerReport
S Sweden to the Barents Sea...
2005 [May] - John Rayner - VastmanlandReport
Some of our party had twitched the Knutby Hawk Owl in February 2005 and thus discovered contacts in the Owl and Woodpecker-rich region of Vastmanland...
2006 [May] - Geoff DickerReport
2008 [June] - Stephen Burch - Lake Annsjon region - central SwedenReport
Another business trip, this time to Stavanger in early June presented me with a further opportunity to experience a brief taste of the magic of birding in northern Europe. This time I decided to revisit the site of my first proper such trip, way back in my pre-camara days of 2002. The advantages of the Lake Annsjon area in central Sweden include straightforward access from Trondheim airport (east along the E14), magnificent scenery, and some relatively compact sites which allow northern species to be found without endless trekking through the sparsely populated (by birds and people) northern forests...
2009 [May] - Nick Mason - Lake Annsjon (Ånnsjön) region - central SwedenReport
... In addition to a pair of Cranes and two Whooper Swans, waders provided the main interest with my first ever summer plumage Ruff - a bizzare sight they were too! Also Wood Sandpiper, Whimbrel, Redshank and Greenshank. But no sign of Broad-billed Sandpiper or Red-necked Phalarope, both of which are reputed to occur here...
2010 [April] - Mark E P Hows - Heavenly HornborgasjonReport
...We opted to go directly to Trandansen watchpoint to see the cranes, the latest count was 9400...
2010 [June] - Stephen BurchReport
...When the divers drifted away, back on the track, I heard a strange call behind me and turned round to see a Siberian Jay which flew straight past me, and landed just a few meters away...
2011 [June] - David Hoddinott - Sweden & DenmarkReport
Excellent birds, good transport and roads, interesting culture and history, friendly people, comfortable accommodations, great food, beautiful scenery and wilderness and a wonderful group of participants, all combined to make this, our maiden Scandinavia adventure, a resounding success!
2012 [April] - Daniel GreenReport PDF
2012 [April] - Jos StratfordReport
... highlights being the spring gatherings of Common Cranes at Lake Hornborga. As the numbers climbed over recent years, so too had my interest in witnessing the spectacle, the 2010 bonanza of 18,000 birds just mouth-watering to the extreme...
2012 [September] - Howard Williams - FalsterboReport
...We had a female lesser spotted woodpecker come and perch in the open not 2 metres away and look at us. What a beautiful bird - she decided not to migrate and went back across the golf course to the trees. Then we had the spectacle of a black woodpecker trying the same thing only to decide not to migrate (This same bird was seen the next day also but it didnt migrate)....
Bird Guiding in KristianstadGuide
Local birders willing to show visiting birders around their area...
Rockjumper Birding ToursTour Operator
Swallow BirdingTour Operator
On Swallow Birding trips we are enthusiastic, relaxed, friendly and fun. Small groups mean Leader Steve Grimwade can give the time and attention necessary to make your trip a great birding experience!
Birding in StockholmBlog
Diary of my birding trips around Stockholm Sweden...
Blogbirder - Alan DaltonBlog
I am an irish birder living in Sweden and have recently started a blog based on birding in the Stockholm area...
Lag Claudia StaabBlog
Includes many photos as well as text about birding in Sweden
Landgrens Homepage of BirdsBlog
Birding in SwedenWebsite
Birdwatching in SwedenWebsite
Sweden can boast a large number of sites for bird watchers whether they be experienced or novice...
Checklist of Birds of SwedenChecklist
Any Swedish speakers care to translate?
Kah Wai BirdingWebsite
Ringmärkning på SydkustenWebsite
Birdringing at Southern coast of Sweden...
This is the ultimate site to check out recent bird observations Sweden, in English! It`s very useful when planning trips etc. All information is up to date. Also, all rare birds from the pager system are found here...
Recent sightings from Sweden...
Vera's Bird SiteWebsite
Information about birdwatching in Sweden. Checklists, bird observatories and hotspots...
Artist - Atelje BjörkmanGallery
Artist - Johannes NevalaGallery
This site enables you to experience artistry where the birds are the main attraction. With pen, sketchbook and telescope I catch impressions of the life of the seashore and its birds. In the studio these field drawings help me create my oil- and watercolour paintings. On my page you can study my artistry and order paintings. Johannes Nevala. An artist based in Sweden.
Artist - Lars JonssonGallery
The website of this generation`s most feted bird artist...
Klinta Bird PrintsGallery
Photographer - Aleksandar PGallery
Mostly action shots from Sweden & Norway...
Photographer - Brutus OstlingGallery
Writer and photographer...
Photographer - Erik EdvardssonGallery
Photographer - Ivan SjögrenGallery
I was born in 1996 in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, where I also live. I have been birdwatching ever since I was a small kid, and birds are my main focus when photografing. But I'm also interested in nature and the animals in it...
Photographer - Johan StenlundGallery
Photographer - Lasse OlssenGallery
Bird photos, mainly from Sweden...
Photographer - Michael GehrischGallery
Photographer - Paul van SlootenGallery
Nature pictures from this Dutchman now living in Sweden...
Photographer - Tomas LundquistGallery
Photographer - Tommy EkmarkGallery
Some excellent bird photographs - including some not on the vast majority of sites...
Svahn’s Birdphotos from SwedenGallery
Webcam - FagelholkGallery
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