Birdwatching in Southern Norway

You will absolutely enjoy the beautiful surroundings when birdwatching in Southern Norway. Here you will find small idyllic towns and villages all the way down the coast. In the summer, most of these places will be boiling with holiday offers and boating. Kristiansand is Southern Norway’s biggest city and offers many recreational activities for families. But outside of summer season, the atmosphere in Southern Norway is calmer and even more inviting for birdwatching.

Birdwatching All Year Round
In contrast to summer tourists, you will find birders in Southern Norway all year round. Most of them are visiting Lista, one of Norway’s best birding locations. The landscape and the variety of bird species in Lista resembles that of Jæren. However, the geographical area is a lot smaller. Simply said, a very exciting area, but just a little more feasible.

Greater White-fronted Goose
Greater White-fronted Goose
Iceland Gull 2cy
Iceland Gull 2cy

Rare Gulls and Other Rare Birds
Mandal is a very good place to look for rare gulls. Søgne, which is located between Mandal and Kristiansand, is frequently visited by birders. Often, they look for birds spending the winter there, for example birds of prey, geese, and passerines. Rarities always show up once in a while during the year.
In the menu, you can choose specific areas for birdwatching in Southern Norway.

Lindesnes Lighthouse
Lindesnes Lighthouse
Roses in Risør
Roses in Risør
Fuglekikking på Sørlandet