The Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) is a common bird along the Danish coastline with more than 2000 breeding pairs here.

The Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) is called: Stor Præstekrave in Danish. This one is a little camera shy.

The Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) feeds on insects, crustaceans, worms and snails.

Gjøl Dæmning


The Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) is called: Mudderklire in Danish. This species feeds on insects. 

The Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) belong to the Ibis famliy (Threskiornithidae). In Denmark this species is called: Skestork. It feeds mainly on small fish, snails, tadpoles, insects and clams.

Lille Vildmose

The Western Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus) is a common bird of prey here. This species is called: Rørhøg in Danish.

The Western Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus) in this reserve is easy to get close to.

This Western Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus) was resting on the ground after a kill.


The Crested Lark (Galerida cristata) is a rare bird in Denmark. This species is called: Toplærke in Danish.