Experience rolling Sinarpsdalen with its ancient landscape, rich in species. The combination of pasture land, creek ravines, deciduous forests, swamps and stone walls creates a diversity of conditions, especially favourable to small birds. It is possible to see about 90 species, but we believe that we will spot about 30 – 50, depending on the weather. The migration of birds will be in full swing, so we can see a mixture of species of birds that are stationary in Sinarpsdalen and birds on their way south. We will be looking for common linnet, European goldfinch, hawfinch, marsh tit, long-tailed tit, coal tit, Eurasian treecreeper, winchat, northern wheatear, black redstart, common redstart, yellowhammer, common reed bunting, dunnock, grey wagtail, mistle thrush, redwing, song thrush, chiffchaff, garden warbler, common whitethroat, spotted flycatcher, parrot crossbill, wood lark, white-throated dipper, meadow pipit, tree pipit and red-backed shrike. With our spotting scopes we may focus on birds of prey in the sky: western marsh harrier, hen harrier, rough-legged buzzard, Eurasian hobby, common buzzard, red kite, Eurasian sparrowhawk, merlin and common kestrel.
The last part of the hike will be on the coast line, where we will look for sea birds. On Saturday at Hovs Hallar, on Sunday at the beach at Båstad Harbour.
The hike is led by Sindre Magnusson who lives in Sinarpsdalen and has been birdwatching since childhood. In cooperation with Peter Elmqvist from Olympus Sverige you will be given a unique opportunity to try bird photography.
No previous knowledge required – the bird hike is mainly intended for beginners, but if you have a knowledge of birds already you are most welcome to participate.
Departure and arrival: Sinarpsdalen
Distance: 6 km
Duration: approx. 4 h
Trail: easy. Partially slightly hilly; forest paths and meadows
Price: 300 SEK, including professional bird guide, loan and instruction of camera equipment