04. Högby hamn (Harbour)
GPS: 57.17032, 17.04324
Högby hamn (Harbour)
With Högby “hamn” (harbour) we here refer to the wetlands and the coastal stretch south of the harbour, and you reach it by turning east to “Sandbybadet” about a kilometer north of the roundabout at Högby church.
At the two lagoons south of Snadbybadet and the harbor is dabbling ducks, waders and resting smaller birds often seen, and also the coastal stretch and the bay south of it are good for resting waders and ducks.
Coastal Environments similar to the Högby harbor are plentiful along Öland’s northeastern coast, but rarely are they as accessible as here. In fact, the whole stretch of coast 30 kilometer south of Högby harbor is characterized by grazed meadows and headlands interspersed with shallow bays, ideal for resting waders and seabirds.
Slideshow pictures: Greylag Goose © HO, Red-breasted Goose © OF, Purple Sandpiper © OF, Kentish Plover © OF, Spotted Redshank © HO
HO: Hans Olsson, OF: Ottenby Fågelstation
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