GPS: 57.04359, 16.90890
The Bird protection area Södviken, is internationally classified as an extremely valuable wetland area, and is yet another example of a shallow bay with associated grazed meadows, typical of northeastern Oland.
Best way to get there is from the main road 136 and turn towards Södvik and then about 200 meters north of the grocery store follow a narrow road to the east, sign Södviken, keep left when the road divide. The road leads to a parking space for a few cars, and from here it’s a short walk up to a platform.
Outside this is area is it forbidden to walk during spring and summer, this to the benefit of all nesting waders, terns, dabbling ducks and geese.
Turn off route 136 on northern Öland at Södvik. Take a small road in a south easterly direction for about 2 km until you reach the car park and information at Södvik bay.
GPS coordinates to the parking lot WGS 84 decimal (lat, long): 57.04359 , 16.90890
© Lantmäteriverket, Ur Geografiska Sverigedata, översiktskartan Dnr. 106-2004/188”
Slideshow pictures: Common Pochard © LL, Common Greenshank © LL, Greylag Goose © LL, Sandwich Tern © LL, Arctic Tern © MT
LL: Lars Lundmark, MT: Markus Tallroth
Source: Ölands Fåglar © Ölands Ornitologiska Förening ÖOF (authors this chapter: Pav Johnsson)
The book: Ölands Fåglar, 496 pages (only in Swedish), can be ordered at Naturbokhandeln
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