Birdwatching on the coastal road

There are several places along the coast road where you can behold our rich birdlife. The best known is perhaps the bird station on the Torhamn peninsula, but there are other good places for birdwatching.

Torhamns cape

Kärrsnäppor vid TorhamnYou reach Torhamns birding most easily by driving past Torhamns church towards the harbor and turn left towards Torhamn’s cape (yellow sign). The cape is Sweden’s south-eastern point and the outermost tip of the Torhamn peninsula. Cows and sheep will keep the old cultural landscape open by grazing headland meadows. Inside takes moorlands with juniper bushes in and on the east side, where birding is, found a lövdunge with predominantly birch. In the bays rest here a variety of ducks and on the west side, where there’s a sandbar, blackbirds often waders.

Birds on the Torhamn peninsula

Torhamn’s cape is a classic bird area, which with its 316 encountered species (2014) is one of the places in Blekinge, where it observed most species. Utlangan are ahead of 326 species.

Here nest some 40 species and among these include oystercatcher, ringed plover, lapwing, common shelduck and the Shrike. Spring migration of Eider in March-April, barnacle geese in April and Brent geese in mid-May to early June are powerful experiences. Unfortunately, passing flocks often far out because of the many islands of the Eastern Archipelago leading migrations a good bit south of Torhamn’s cape.

Utklippan

Utklippan or Utklipporna consists of two main islands, South Park and North Park, and a few small cuts in the Intermediate Cutting and Degerhuvudet are the largest. Utklippan 16 km southwest of Torhamns promontory and here is today no regular boat trips. Utklippan consists of rocks with very sparse vegetation. In the old lighthouse garden grows, however, dented arrows, and there are also some minor thickets of hawthorn, blackthorn and rose hip bushes. All trees and shrubs are pruned hard by the wind. The beach flora included the Baltic rare seashore plants sea kale and woad. Thrift and wild pansy is the most common herbs. In the northern part of Southern Cut is a series of potholes, lathed into the rock by the waves. In Utklippornas rock pools are the green toad, which is now found only here and in a few places in Skåne. Even the rare natterjack toad is found out here. On Utklippan 298 species have been found, which is a very high amount given that a plurality of common mainland species never reaches Utklippan. The marine environment around the islands are of great marine biological value and this is a very large seal colony of more than 800 animals. In Northern Cut is a marina located.

Utlangan

Utlangan located far out in Blekinge’s eastern archipelago. The island can be reached only by boat and there are regular tours daily to Stone Harbor. Via a causeway reach Utlangan which is about 3km long and 1.5 km wide. The previously fully open pasture landscape with juniper bushes have been overgrown with extremely dense buskhav and dense pine groves. In the northwestern part of the island will find information signs and a lookout tower of among others a restored wetlands with unique flora and fauna. Along strövstigen are old oak trees that may be descendants of 1600s oaks. On Utlangan can mainly behold stretch birds, but there are also waders.

Olsäng

Olsäng is perhaps best known for its sälkollonier, but this can also damage a variety of bird species.

More

More information can be found on webplatserna visit.kustvagensydost and www.kok-torhamn.se

10 June 2015