"About the Birds" Hornborgasjön Things to Do Tip by dave_21

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  Different birds
by dave_21

Not only cranes but also thousands of other birds come to Lake Hornborga. It is a very important resting place for birds on their way north in the spring and south in the autumn. Many breeding birds also stop here during the spring and summer. So what is it that makes the lake so attractive? For the resting birds, the plentiful supply of food and the safe places to spend the night are important. They can rest, eat and supplement their fat stores so that they can manage the next stage of their journey. The lake offers an incredible amount of food for different species of bird: fish, insects, frogs, seeds, plants and other birds. Different species have different needs and they use different environments at the lake. In all, more than 100 species of bird use the lake every year. More than 50 of them breed in or by the lake. Lake Hornborga is, for example, the home of a quarter of Sweden?s black-throated terns, almost all the black-necked grebe and the largest colony of black-headed gulls

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  • Updated Apr 12, 2003
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