Birdwatching in Flesland
Like most other airports, Flesland has a rich birdlife. Bergen Lufthavn (Bergen Airport) was opened in 1955, and the name “Flesland” comes from the Norwegian word “fles”, meaning “flooded reefs”. The airport was built in an area with large moors and thin pine hills. Close to the runway, great fields have been established. These are hayed each summer, preventing overgrowth. These vast plains provide great conditions for Northern Lapwings and Eurasian Skylarks. Additionally, the vegetation along the edges, with its bushes and thickets, is among the most exciting of biotopes in the area. Breeding here are, for example, Greater Whitethroat, Whinchat, and Eurasian Linnet. During migration periods, the variety of species is naturally even greater.
Although probably the most bird-rich area Skjenavatnet has disappeared because of changes at the airport, Flesland has several good viewpoints. You can read more about some of them on this page.