English-program

SKAGEN BIRD FESTIVAL 2018 May10th-13th

This year's program will include many exciting events. For children and adults. For seasoned watchers and for those who have never been birdwatching before.

See you in Skagen.

Enjoy.

 

PROGRAM

WE ARE WORKING ON THE PROGRAM. IT WILL BE AVAILABLE IN AF FEW DAYS.

 

 

Thursday May 10. at 8:15am

Guided tour to Hirsholmene.

 

We invite you to at trip to the small island Hirsholmene just 1 hours boat trip of Frederikshavn.

Among ornithologists, the islands are probably best known for housing Denmark's greatest colony of Black Guillemot, breeding over 1200 pairs, but also the colony of approx. 1500 pairs of Sandwich Tern are among the country's largest. Other breeding birds include Cormorants, Watrer Rail, Stock Dove that breed between the rocks and 5 species of gulls.

As we are visiting the island just in the middle of the bird migration season, we must also look for resting migratory birds, and who knows maybe we will find the rarest bird of the festival :-)

Since there is no possibility to buy anything on the island, you must bring a packed lunch. However, tap water is available on the island.

We meet Thursday 10th of May at. 8.15 at Frederikshavn harbor pier 5 which is adjacent to Fiskerihavnsgade.

We are returning in Frederikshavn at about 15.45

The tour costs 150, - and binding registration can be made to Lars Mortensen at mail larshmortensen@gmail.com

 

 

Thursday May 10th at 10pm.

Festival start

The festival will be opened by the chairman of the Skagen Birdwatching Station board, Niels Eriksen.

The information center at the Light House i open until 3am.

Thursday May 10th at 10pm.

Find the rarest bird at the festival.

 

In the period Thursday at. 10pm to Saturday at 6am runs the competition - "Find the rarest bird at the festival."

Observations of the birds must be verified by at least one other person other than the observer, or by photo documentation, and it must be announced to the organizers latest on Saturday at 6am.

The winner will be announced Saturday 12th of May. at 8am at the grey lighthouse in connection with the grill arrangement.

The Naturstore sponsors a 1000kr gift card to the winner of the competition.

The panel of judges are Knud Pedersen, Simon C. Christiansen and Lars H. Mortensen.

 

 

Thursday May 10th at 10:30pm to 1:00am

Birdwatching tour down the Grenen Path

Meeting point: At the parking lot at the Grey Lighthouse.

Kurt Rasmussen is the guide on this about 3 km long trip that goes in through Ellekrattet and then down the Grenen path that leads us down the sanctuary and back to the Grey Lighthouse. The tour ends back at the venue.

There will be good opportunities to see and hear the local birds in the area, listen to bird voices while being surprised by the random migration of birds passing over the Grenen.

Sensible footwear is recommended. Have coffee and a bite to eat with a little break. The tour is suitable for disabled and children accompanied by adults.

 

 

Thursday May 10th 10pm - 3am

The Naturbutikken is open in Birders Club at the Light House.

 

In the shop you have the oppertunity to try out binoculares and telescopes, look at books and other mercandices.

 

Thursday May 10th - 11pm -1am

Open Air on Flagbakken

 

We are guiding on Flagbakken where among others the many birds of prey passes close by.

There is good opportunity to get knowledgeable and educational guide to the winged passing.

 

 

Thursday May 10th at. 1am

Bird ringing at the light house

 

The bird station is capturing and ringing birds in the nets close to the light house. The ringer will show the birds that are being ringed. The presentation costs 50kr/person. Children for free.

 

 

Friday May 11th at. 7pm-11pm

Guided tour in Skagen

Meeting point: Nordstrand at the end of Batterivej north of Radar Station, Skagen.

 

Knud Pedersen, local ornithologist in Skagen, will be the guide on this 6km quiet walk in the area between Nordstrand and Grenen.

The tour starts at. 7 at Nordstrand and goes through undulating dune terrain, past the lake with a cormorant colony.

There are good opportunities to see and / or hear local breeding birds as Red-necked Grebe, Great Bittern, Crane and Water rail and roosting birds in the reserve and a starting raptores migrating over Grenen as the trip progresses.

Rugged and waterproof footwear recommended. Please bring refreshments for the breaks during the approximately 4 hour trip.

 

Friday May 11th at. 7pm - 9pm

Morning Observation on Nordstrand

 

We are guiding on Nordstrand at the end of Batterivej and talk about the birds that pass over the sea, the beach and reserve behind the dunes.

 

Friday May 11th at. 10pm - 3am

The informationcenter and Naturbutikken at The Grey Lighthouse is open

 

Friday May 11th - 11pm - 2am

Open Air on Flagbakken

 

We are guiding on Flagbakken where among others the many birds of prey passes close by.

There is good opportunity to get knowledgeable and educational guide to the winged passing.

 

Friday May 11th at. 1am

Bird ringing at the light house

 

The bird station is capturing and ringing birds in the nets close to the light house. The ringer will show the birds that are being ringed. The presentation costs 50kr/person. Children for free.

Saturday May 12th at 7pm - 10pm

Guided tour at Gyvelstien.

Meeting point at tha parking place at the entrance to Gyvelstien on Frederikshavnsvej.

This round trip of 3 hours in the area Gyvelstien and Pæleklit will have its focus on the birds singing. Bring refreshments for a breake on the trip.

 

Saturday May 12th at. 7pm - 9pm

Morning Observation on Nordstrand

 

We are guiding on Nordstrand at the end of Batterivej and talk about the birds that pass over the sea, the beach and reserve behind the dunes.

 

Saturday May 12th at. 10pm - 3am

The informationcenter and Naturbutikken at The Grey Lighthouse is open

 

Saturday May 12th - 11pm - 2am

Open Air on Flagbakken

 

We are guiding on Flagbakken where among others the many birds of prey passes close by.

There is good opportunity to get knowledgeable and educational guide to the winged passing.

 

Saturday May 12th at. 1am

Bird ringing at the light house

 

The bird station is capturing and ringing birds in the nets close to the light house. The ringer will show the birds that are being ringed. The presentation costs 50kr/person. Children for free.

 

Saturday May 12th at 6 am.

Grill party in the garden at the Grey House.

 

Bring the meat you want to prepare on the grill. We will supply the salat and bread. You can by beer and soft drinks.

The winner of the find the rarest bird will be annouced during the evning.

 

Sunday May 13th at. 7pm - 9pm

Morning Observation on Nordstrand

 

We are guiding on Nordstrand at the end of Batterivej and talk about the birds that pass over the sea, the beach and reserve behind the dunes.

 

Sunday May 13th at. 8pm - 11pm

Guided tour in Råbjerg Mile

Meeting point on the parking lot at Kandestedvej south af Skagen.

 

Kurt Rasmussen is the guide on this trip that goes into the Råbjerg Mile to the lakes and back. There will be good opportunities to see the local birds such as Curlew, Crane and Raven, as well as random migratory birds like Yellow Wagtail, shorebirds and raptors.

Sensible footwear is recommended for a walk in the sand. Have coffee and a bite to eat at a break.

 

Sunday May 12th at. 10pm - 12am

The informationcenter and Naturbutikken at The Grey Lighthouse is open

 

May 13th at. 10pm - 12pm - 2017

The informationcenter at The Grey Lighthouse is open