07. Kapelludden

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Address: Kläppingevägen 99, 387 95 Köpingsvik
Location: Central Öland
GPS: 56.81823, 16.83970


Kapelludden can be reached by turning east just north of Bredsättra church toward Kapelluddens “fyr” lighthouse.

Already along the four-kilometer long road towards the boathouses on the headland, it may be worth checking the surroundings, since the Eurasian Curlew as well as the Black-tailed Godwit is nesting here.

Park at the nearest boathouses, and then walk towards the small harbor to get a better view towards the bay and the reef south of the headland. Great Cormorant, Barnacle Goose, Little Terns and Pied Avocet nest in the area, as well as a number of other species.

Kapelludden also has huge appeal for resting waders and sea birds, and is well worth a visit all year round. Especially in the fall, when tired passerines come from the east, over the ocean and gather in the tree grove at the lighthouse.


Slideshow pictures: Meadow Pipit © LL, Black-tailed Godwit © OF, Pied Avocet © LL, Little Stint © LL, Great Cormorant © LL, Barnacle Goose © LL

OF: Ottenby Fågelstation (Birdstation), LL: Lars Lundmark

Source: Ölands Fåglar © Ölands Ornitologiska Förening ÖOF  (authors this chapter: Pav Johnsson)

Translation: Visitoland.com

The book: Ölands Fåglar, 496 pages (only in Swedish), can be ordered at Naturbokhandeln
ISBN: 9789188124555


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