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Runde Nature Reserve
The island of Runde or Rundoy is one of the more southerly of the Norwegian islands famed for birds and lies off the coast of More og Romsdal close to the mainland town of Alesund.
 Notable Species
The high rocky cliffs have the most important seabird colonies in Norway with Shag, Northern Gannet and Kittiwake, Common Guillemot, Razorbill and Atlantic Puffin. Other cliff-dwellers include Northern Fulmar, Peregrine Falcon and White-tailed Eagle.
Birds you can see here include:
Northern Fulmar, European Storm-petrel, Northern Gannet, European Shag, Common Shelduck, Common Eider, Red-breasted Merganser, White-tailed Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Eurasian Curlew, Great Skua, Arctic Skua, Black-legged Kittiwake, Common Guillemot, Brunnich's Guillemot, Razorbill, Black Guillemot, Atlantic Puffin, Eurasian Eagle Owl
 Other Wildlife
 Site Information
 History and Use
 Areas of Interest
 Access and Facilities
Runde is easily accessible by regular ferry from Alesund (Norway) which can be reached by road or rail from Oslo.
Accommodation can be found at a tourist hotel, guest-houses or private homes and there is also a campsite. May-June is the best time to visit for the seabird colonies.
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