Birdwatching at Kalandsvatnet
Kalandsvatnet is Bergen’s largest lake. There are birds here all year round, but the greatest activity happens during the migration periods and in the early summer.
About 50 different species breed at Kalandsvatnet. Mallard, Eurasian Teal, Redshank, Common Sandpiper, Common Snipe, Sedge Warbler, and Reed Bunting are some of the most common breeding species. In the late summer, many Barn Swallows spend the night in the areas furthest down the river Austevollelva. In the winter, you will for example find many Whooper Swans and Common Mergansers by the lake, and there are also good chances of finding species like Little Grebe and Smew. The Jack Snipe has also been seen many times in the winter.
Totally, over 170 species have been registered here. Among these are several rarities, like Tundra Swan, White Stork, Red-rumped Swallow, Australasian Pipit, and Yellow-browed Warbler.
Kalandsvika, a bay in the south-eastern part of the lake, is equipped with a very convenient bird tower.