Birdwatching in Gaulosen
Gaulosen is Mid-Norway’s most frequently visited bird area, and for good reason. This location can be visited all year round and has many exciting things to offer—rare, breeding, overwintering, and migrating birds. At times, thousands of geese and ducks rest in this area, whereas Pink-footed Geese and Greylag Geese are especially numerous. Gaulosen Naturreservat (Gaulosen Nature Reserve) includes the three protected areas Gaulosen Nature Reserve, Leinøra Naturreservat (Leinøra Nature Reserve), and Gaulosen Landskapsvernområde (Gaulosen Landscape Protection Area). In addition, Gaulosen marine verneområde (Gaulosen Marine Protection Area) was established in 2016.
Many of the viewpoints can be reached by car, and there are two bird towers around Gaulosen. Getting here by bus from Trondheim is also easy. The drive is 10-30 minutes, depending on which part of Trondheim you are travelling from.