02. The bay of Böda and the Böda harbour
GPS: 57.23963, 17.07444
Bödabukten och Böda hamn (The bay of Böda and the Böda harbour)
The bay of Böda and the many miles of beaches offer not only sun and bath, but also very good birding, especially early in the season.
Waters constitutes an important wintering and resting place for sea birds such as auks and loons. In the sparse pine forests, breeds crossbills and woodlarks. Willow tit, a species that does not breed further south on Öland, exists here and throughout böda “kronopark” (Crown forest).
A kilometer south of Böda church is the way down to Böda harbor. North of the harbor you often see seabirds resting, particularly in the winter time.
Here are also wetlands and coastal meadows with a wide variety of migratory birds resting, and to get closer you are welcome to walk along the graveled road that curves north from the road down to the harbor.
Slideshow pictures: Little Auk © LL, Red Crossbill © LL, Common Murre © LL, Willow Tit© LL, Black Guillemot © LL
LL: Lars Lundmark
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