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Beijershamn Nature Reserve (Öland)

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On the west coast of Öland around an old causeway, Beijershamn has marshes and reedbeds with a good range of breeding birds and wide variety of waders on passage.

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Breeding birds include Marsh Harrier and Ruff and Black Tern, Arctic Tern and Little Tern. Caspian Tern is often seen in summer and the reedbeds hold Bearded Tit, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler and sometimes Marsh Warbler in summer.

During passage periods a wide variety of waterfowl and waders can be seen sometimes including Temminck's Stint and Broad-billed Sandpiper.

In nearby woods and scrub there are Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Thrush Nightingale, Icterine Warbler and Barred Warbler.

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Birds you can see here include:

Red-throated Diver, Black-throated Diver, Bewick's Swan, Taiga Bean Goose, Greylag Goose, Barnacle Goose, Dark-bellied Brent Goose, Common Shelduck, Eurasian Wigeon, Common Teal, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Garganey, Northern Shoveler, Common Pochard, Tufted Duck, Common Eider, Common Scoter, Western Marsh Harrier, Water Rail, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Pied Avocet, Ringed Plover, Golden Plover, Grey Plover, Northern Lapwing, Red Knot, Sanderling, Little Stint, Temminck's Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, Dunlin, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Ruff, Common Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit (PM), Bar-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, Eurasian Curlew, Spotted Redshank, Common Redshank, Common Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Ruddy Turnstone, Little Gull, Caspian Tern, Sandwich Tern, Common Tern, Arctic Tern, Little Tern, Black Tern, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Thrush Nightingale, Eurasian Blackbird, Common Grasshopper Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Eurasian Reed Warbler, Icterine Warbler, Barred Warbler, Collared Flycatcher, Bearded Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Common Magpie, Hooded Crow, Reed Bunting

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To reach Beijershamn travel south from the ferry terminal at Farjestaden and turn left at Vickleby church.

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Content and images originally posted by Steve


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