Birdwatching and hiking in Draven nature reserve

Address: Hamra, 330 10 Bredaryd Show map

Address: Hamra, 330 10 Bredaryd

Lake Draven is a nature reserve and a popular haunt for bird watchers. Around the lake is a 9 km walking track with several bird-watching towers to stop at. The nature reserve is located 10 km north of Lake Bolmen.

The lake has been restored to regain its character of floodplain lake with floods in the old cultural landscape. It is now an important nesting site for a wide range of birds, mainly ducks and waders. Among the most famous is the whooper swan, which began nesting here already 1958. Other species seen at Draven is crane, greylag goose, redshank and others. At the lake there are two observation towers which makes it easier for bird watchers. If you want to walk around all or part of the lake there is a 9 km trail.

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Store Mosse Nationalpark, STF Hostel

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