Birdlife on Fanø

Birdlife on Fanø

6720 Fanø

Photo: Destination Vadehavskysten

The birds on Fanø are good friends

Photo: Destination Vadehavskysten

Albue Duck Decoy Fanø

Photo: Destination Vadehavskysten

Birds at the water's edge on Fanø

For more than 50 water-bird species, the Wadden Sea is of vital importance. It is estimated that more than 10 million birds pass the Wadden Sea during migration.

Duck Decoys on Fanø
The Duck Decoys on Fanoe are pieces of a cultural history, that is unique for Fanoe.

A Duck Decoy is a vary large bird trap - consisting of a pool with side canals covered with nets - meant for catching wild ducks. As the only place in Denmark, four Duck Decoys were build in the 19th century.

Albue Duck Decoy
Is situated in a beautiful and protected area next to the bay called Albue Bugt. Today, it is a museum. Albue Duck Decoy is privately owned and normally closed in winter.

Sønderho Old Duck Decoy
Has recently been restored. There is an exhibition about the history of the Duck Decoys, the surrounding nature and wildlife. From the bird watchtower you have a fantastic view of the Wadden Sea. The Duck Decoy is open all year (remember to close the gate) - free entrance.

Drained Tidal Areas
During low tide, when the tidal areas are drained, thousands of wading birds such as the dunlin, the Icelandic sandpiper, the little godwit and several species of ducks and geese search for food in these nutrient-rich areas. The birds "refuel" before traveling to the breeding areas in northern Scandinavia, Siberia and Greenland, or in transit to the wintering areas further south.

The large mussel beds in the Wadden Sea are an important food source for birds, such as the eider and the oyster catcher. In-land sites are also of great importance as they are the 'breadbasket' -especially for mallards, wigeons and pintails, as well as, for the pink-footed goose, Brent goose and barnacle goose.

The Nightjar
In many ways the nightjar reminds of an owl being active during night. You cannot see it but you can hear its very characteristic growling.

The best possibilities to experience the nightjar is in Fanø Klitplantage (the dune heath) during the months of May, June and July - from sundown and a couple of hours onwards.

You can experience the nature on your own or participate in one of the many arrangements that the nature guides, The Danish Society for Nature Conservation and others organize each year.

Encounter with nature on Fanø
The encounter between you and animals, plants, natural phenomena, landscapes and other people who walk in the nature -this is what creates the experiences in the nature.

Hotels nearby of Birdlife on Fanø

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    20.83 km

    Billum Kro is an authentic Danish Inn with warm and attentive hosts and, in addition, you can expect an outstanding culinary experience. The location is a perfect starting point for guests looking for great experiences in Western Denmark. Close to the beaches of the North Sea, Wadden Sea National Park and Tirpitz.

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    Hovborg Kro is famous for its low-ceiled taprooms and for its splendid Jutland food. The inn has been here for at least 250 years and the thatched main building erected in 1790 is reverently preserved. Without ruining the atmosphere the owners have succeeded in “building in” modern facilities valued by today’s guests.
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    43.16 km

    Gram Slotskro is steeped in history. In the magnificent surroundings, guests cannot fail to feel the passage of time. Uniquely sited next to Gram Castle, the inn is perfect for a relaxing stay with good food cooked using seasonal raw ingredients. Today, the fourth generation of the Schrøder family runs the inn.
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    44.63 km

    Nymindegab Kro is situated right on top of the dunes farthest off in West Jutland – literally speaking on the edge of the North Sea. The inn has been totally renovated. Nymindegab Kro tempts with a magnificent restaurant from where you have an impressive view of the dunes, the fjord and the high West Jutland sky.

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    You can hardly get any closer to the heart of Jutland: Hotel Hedemarken is situated near good golf courses, LEGOLAND®, and Givskud Zoo, has a beautiful brook in the backyard with salmon, and modern facilities. Quality is the pride of the place.

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    Bechs Hotel in the heart of Tarm is one of West Jutland’s best restaurants, and especially the many fish dishes are popular. Right outside the door you will find Skjern Å and the North Sea with fine possibilities of angling, lovely walks, bathing and bird watching.
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    Sdr. Omme Kro is a historical roadside inn in the heart of Jutland. Here you will find cosy hospitality and a genuine inn atmosphere. Situated in beautiful surroundings with the Omme Stream crossing the lovely inn grounds. An ideal basis for excursions to LEGOLAND, Givskud Zoo and many golf courses.

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  • Hotel Svanen Billund

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    Hotel Svanen in Billund is exceptional: A 4-star design hotel where children are also very welcome. All details have been cared for – in the uniquely designed rooms, in the cosy lounge and in the restaurant “No8”. The target is to give all guests a unique experience as close to the sublime as possible.
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  • Agerskov Kro

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    In the heart of South Jutland lies Agerskov Kro & Hotel. The old buildings have been modernised with respect for the original atmosphere, and the inn has been expanded with large rooms. The innkeeper works in the kitchen alongside his staff of chefs, where they prepare meals to satisfy the most discerning palates.
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