13. Stenåsabadet and Stora ören
GPS: 56.50174, 16.62117
Stenåsabadet and Stora ören
In the southern part of Stenåsa a road sign points eastward toward Stenåsabadets campsite. At the campsite there are examples of the isolated groves of trees on the southeast coast of Öland that, especially during the fall, has a rare attraction for small birds flying in from the sea.
Also in the summer can Stenåsabadet offer high-quality birding. In a grove in the northern part of the campsite is an observation tower, with opportunities to gaze northwards towards “Stenåsa ör” where ducks and waders rests.
A kilometre south lies the bird sanctuary “Stora Ören”, whose northern boundary can be reached by a walk along the beach. A visit during summer is recommended, and you will see a lot of waders already on your walk down to the sanctuary.
At the boundary to the bird sanctuary is a boathouse that makes a good location for further scouting south.
Slideshow pictures: Red Knot © LL, Purple Sandpiper © MT, Northern Shoveller © LL, Little Stint © MT, Little Tern © LL, Northern Pintail © LL
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