Watching birds in Denmark

Bird watching

Denmark lies on the main migration routes between continental Europe and the rest of Scandinavia. In spring and autumn, a massive migration of landbirds – both raptors and passerines – takes place, while enormous numbers of wildfowl and waders stop off, some of them even spending winter here.

The total list of birds of Denmark includes 458 species. About 180 species are breeding in Denmark.
In the northernmost part of Jutland is Skagen. Skagen acts as a bottleneck and is probably Northern Europe’s best spring migration point for birds of prey. Migration here starts in April and ends in mid June.

In Denmark there are many great bird watching sites.
Vejlerne nature reserve is located in Northern Jutland, Denmark. The nature reserve covers an area of about 60 km² – meadows, reed beds, and lakes – and is among the largest bird sanctuary in Northern Europe. Around the reserve you will find several bird observation towers.