Birdwatching at Northern Øyeren
Nordre Øyeren Naturreservat (Northern Øyeren Nature Reserve) is Northern Europe’s largest inland delta and by many considered the most interesting birding area in the provinces of Oslo and Akershus.
Great Variety of Species
The variety of species is especially great during migration periods, both spring and autumn. In addition to the many geese, you are almost guaranteed to see some birds of prey when you visit Northern Øyeren—for example falcons, harriers, hawks, buteos, or Ospreys. White-tailed Eagle is also regularly seen.
In the early part of the summer, several places in the area where you can hear nocturnally singing warblers and crakes. Among these places are Stilla, Ringstilla, and Tuentangen, all indicated on the map. Whooper Swans can be seen all year round, but more of them are present in the area late autumn or winter. From time to time, an occasional Tundra Swan will show up among these, so be sure to examine the beaks thoroughly. Common Pochard, which is not so common in Norway, is always present in the autumn.