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Photo © by Delia Todd
Looking upstream from Goose Park, August 2018


Trondheim is a university city in central Norway, within the Trondheim Fjord. As with virtually all cities in Norway, Trondheim is surrounded by hills, forests, waterways and farmland. There are also many parks and gardens and thus a number of places of interest for visiting birders. Trondheim also has an active ornithological society.


Notable Species

Spotted Nutcrackers (Siberian race) can readily be found in pine cone season (late July through September most years) in a number of parks and cemeteries. Trondheim also has possibly the world's northernmost breeding population of Rooks, mostly on the east side of the city, boldly strutting about in the parks.

Winter visitors include large flocks of Bohemian Waxwings (look for them in berry bushes and Rowan trees), Crossbills (Parrot, Red, and occasionally irruptions of Double-barred - look for them in the Botanical Gardens at Ringve), and some Winters flocks of Long-Tailed Tits.


Includes Pink-footed Geese (for flocks in the tens of thousands, drive further east along the fjord to Levanger in the Spring and Fall migrations), also occasionally other geese such as Tundra Bean, various ducks including Mandarin, Water Rail, Grey Wagtail (one pair breeds regularly near the upper falls dam on the river) ...


Birds you can see here include:

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Other Wildlife

Beavers along the river and in the forest on the west side of the city. Wolverine, also in the forest west of town. Moose in the forests both to the east and west. Roe deer, Badgers ...

Site Information

History and Use

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Areas of Interest


Nidelven (River Nid)

  • Tillerbrua

Tufted Duck. Whooper Swan in the winter

  • Oevre Leirfoss

  • Nedre Leirfoss

White-throated Dipper, Mallard, Goosander, Common Goldeneye

  • Valoeya
  • Gaaseparken

Eurasian Wigeon, Great Cormorant

Ringve Park

Access and Facilities

The airport is at Hell, about 30 minutes by car on the E6.
Trondheim itself is served by a rail station with regular trains from Oslo, in addition to the coastal express boat from Bergen to Kirkenes in Finnmark.

Within Trondheim there are good and frequent bus and tram services throughout the city. Cycle hire is readily available.

Contact Details

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External Links


Trondheim on Googlemaps