Birdwatching at Tanamunningen
In the innermost part of the fjord Tanafjorden, where the river Tanaelva runs out, you will find one of Europe’s largest river deltas. The landscape surrounding it is characterized by vast sand and mud banks that change from one year to the next, depending on what the river brings along. Sand lance, krill, and the European flounder thrive in this shallow wetland. Additionally, soft-shell clams, cockles, scallops, and blue mussels are found in great numbers on the rocky seabed. Altogether, this offers a dining menu that attracts vast and diverse bird flocks. Along the riversides, you will find beach meadows with rich vegetation, contributing to making birdlife even more diverse.
Tanamunningen is a good place for birdwatching all year round, but the greatest variety of species is found during the six warmer months and in migration periods.