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Bla Jungfrun National Park

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In the Kalmar Sound off Sweden's south-east coast is the the small island of Bla Jungfrun, a national park since 1926. This dome-shaped rocky island of red granite is famous for its huge boulder formations and large caves.

Apart from large areas of bare or lichen-covered rock there are patches of bilberry and crowberry and dense woodlands of pine, spruce, birch and oak.

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Breeding birds of the island include Black Guillemot, Velvet Scoter, Common Eider and Great Cormorant. There are White-tailed Eagle and Peregrine Falcon and the woodlands have Stock Dove, Wood Pigeon and a range of passerines.

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Birds you can see here include:

Great Cormorant, Common Eider, Velvet Scoter, White-tailed Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Black Guillemot, Stock Dove, Common Wood Pigeon, Rock Pipit, Common Redstart, Blue Tit, Great Tit

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The islands attract many visitors in summer, mainly to see the caves but there is no accommodation or camping allowed on the island. It can be reached by boat from Oskarsham on the mainland to the west or Byxelkrok on �land to the east.

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Bla Jungfrun National Park

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