Birding Factoids

418 species
in 50 families

None of the 5 European
endemics are 
represented here. 
No national endemics
7 speciality species
2 endangered species

Checklist of Denmark BirdsTours and GuidesRare Bird AlertsSpeciality BirdsMap and General Country Information
Denmark Specialities
Mute Swan - Denmark's National Bird - Photo copyright Don DesJardin
Photo copyright Don DesJardin

European Goldfinch - Photo copyright Erik Kleyheeg

Photo copyright Erik Kleyheeg

Nordic Jackdaw - Photo copyright Rudy Offereins

Photo copyright Rudy Offereins

Eurasian Penduline-Tit - Photo copyright Jean-Sébastien Rousseau-Piot

Photo copyright Jean-Sébastien Rousseau-Piot

Eurasian Tree Sparrow - Photo copyright Erik Kleyheeg

Photo copyright Erik Kleyheeg
    ....Birding Sites around Copenhagen, Denmark - this little guide to
      birding sites around Copenhagen (København), the capital of Denmark provides descriptions of sites and recent observations from these sites.
    ....Birdwatching in E and N Jutland, Denmark -
      by Morten D.D. Hansen
    ....Danish Birding Spots - by Stig Linander. This site provides a 
      "clickable" map" that leads to descriptions written by Stig (in English) or to descriptions and related information written by others (some are in Danish). Fugleværnsfonden's bird sanctuaries are also highlighted. Of particular note, check Bulbjerg, a limestone cliff facing the Skagerrak strait on the northern coast of the Jutland peninsula. Bulbjerg is the only bird cliff in Denmark.. 
    ....Guide to Birding Places in Denmark - by Kort & Matrikelstyrelsen.
      This "clickable" map leads to detailed maps with birding locations highlighted in green. No other information is provided for these sites.
    ....Sites in Ringkøbing County (West Jutland)  - by Henning R. Sørensen.
      This page especially deals with birds seen in some of the good sites we have here in the municipality. Some of the best are "Geddal enge" and "Soender Lem Vig".
    ....Skagen - a local point for bird migration -
      by Kurt Prentow. Migratory routes over Denmark are generally spread over a wide front, but in certain cases migration is concentrated, due to special geographical conditions. This is the case at Skagen (also known as the Skaw) as Jutland has the form of a giant funnel with Skagen at the end.
    ....Ringkobing Fjord. RAMSAR Site of the Month -
      Until drainage in the 1960s, Ringkobing Fjord on the coast of West Jutland, a shallow brackish lagoon separated from the North Sea by a narrow sand-barrier, includes Denmark's biggest river delta and was one of the most important habitats for migrating and breeding waterbirds in that part of the world.
    ....Vejlerne - situated in northwest  Denmark, Vejlerne is approx. 15000
      ha., of  which 6000 is protected as a nature reserve. The dikes of  Vejlerne were created 140 years ago to reclaim land for agriculture, but the project failed in spite of several attempts. Today most of Vejlerne is grazed meadows, reeds or "lakes".
    ....Danish Birding Links - many in Danish.
        David B. Collinge's Denmark Birding Trip Reports - David provides
      seven different trip reports for Denmark, ranging from day trips to a three-week family trip. Sites covered include:
      • North Sjælland
      • S.E. Falster (Gedser, Bøtø)
      • N.E. Lolland (Kallø and Majbølle)
      • Jutland
      • Fyn
      • Langeland 
      • Vejlerne
      • Blaavandshuk
      • Rolfsø
    ....Trip Report: South Sweden & Denmark, January 14-16, 2000 by
      Remco Hofland. Having heard about the many Pygmy Owls, sighted in Denmark in autumn 1999, we decided to try our luck on this most-wanted species of ours. This report is about our hunt for winter owls.
    ....Trip Report: Jylland (Denmark), Northern Germany, and Koitjärve
      (Sweden), April 2-13, 1998 I write very briefly, mainly for the benefit of the North-American readers, from whom I have always got most plentiful comments and most beautiful compliments concerning my trip reports. For the European readers, I must tell that there is nothing outstanding here -- just common species.
Choose another countryChoose another continentAdd or change a URL

Top of Page

Tours and Guides

...>> A Birding Pal is not a paid guide, but someone who likes to help out of town visitors. You can become a Birding Pal today! Help someone to enjoy your local birding spots and find a pal to help you when you travel. Click here for Denmark Birding Pals, or join to be a Birding Pal!


Choose another countryChoose another continentAdd or change a URL

Top of Page

Rare Bird Alert

         Denmark Birdline - 90-232400 
         Check also Danish Bird News - by Rolf Christensen 
         And has recent Danish sightings on line


Choose another countryChoose another continentAdd or change a URL

Top of Page

European Endemics and Specialities

in Denmark

Information on endemics and specialities is derived from Sibley & Monroe checklists and bird distribution lists in Thayer's Birder's Diary - Version 2.5. Speciality birds, while not endemic, are those that can only be found in three or less countries of Europe. Species printed in bold italic have only been found in Denmark. Information on endangered birds is derived from the IUCN Red List, Birdlife International, and supporting data bases developed by Ian Patton, of Merlin Species Watcher.  The endemic, endangered and speciality birds may be uncommon, extremely rare vagrants, may be extirpated in the country now or may only be present in migration. However, documented sightings of each species noted below have been made in Denmark. 

No European Endemics in Denmark - No National Endemics

Endangered Birds in Denmark

Breeding Birds

Non-Breeding Birds

___ Corn Crake  ___ Steller's Eider

Other Speciality Birds in Denmark
(Selected from: Stolze, M. and Pihl, S. 1998 Yellow List 1997 of plants and animals in Denmark)

___ Common Golden-eye
___ Dovekie
___ Dunlin
___ Golden Plover
___ Great Cormorant
___ Gull-billed Tern
___ Pied Avocet
___ Thrush Nightingale

Choose another countryChoose another continentAdd or change a URL

Top of Page