Birdwatching in Linnesstranda
Linnesstranda outside of Drammen is a reserve that is very easy to access. It is located not far from the motorway E18 in the municipality of Lier. And from its parking, the walk to the bird tower will only take you 5 minutes. The reserve is a small shallow water area near the river Lierelva’s outlet into Drammensfjorden.
This area is very interesting partly because of its dense swamp forest. In the grey alder-bird cherry forest, with its tree roots soaked in water at high tide, the creeping plant hop grows like vines among the trees. Because of this, the forest is extremely dense and almost impenetrable. Encircling the forest is a belt of common reed, which forms a nice connection to the mud banks on the outside. Like most mud banks, these have a lot to offer, especially at low tide.