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Europe, Sweden


About 100km from the better-known Arjeplog, this area has similar habitats of forest, lakes and bogs but has a wider range of birds.

The area is based around a delta formed by the meeting of the Vindelälven and Tjulån rivers and forms part of the large Vindelfjällen Nature Reserve.


Notable Species

Specialities of Ammarnas include occasional appearances by White-tailed Eagle and Gyr Falcon, as well as Broad-billed Sandpiper, Great Snipe and Long-tailed Skua.

The wetland areas have Long-tailed Duck, Greater Scaup and various waders and in the forest are grouse, Northern Hawk Owl and Tengmalm's Owls, Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker and Siberian Jay.

The more upland areas have Golden Eagle and Merlin, Eurasian Dotterel, Rock Ptarmigan and Horned Lark.


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Birds you can see here include:

Greater Scaup, Long-tailed Duck, Common Scoter, Velvet Scoter, White-tailed Eagle, Hen Harrier, Rough-legged Buzzard, Golden Eagle, Merlin, Gyr Falcon, Peregrine Falcon, Hazel Grouse, Willow Ptarmigan, Rock Ptarmigan, Black Grouse, Western Capercaillie, Eurasian Dotterel, Golden Plover, Temminck's Stint, Purple Sandpiper, Dunlin, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Ruff, Great Snipe, Common Snipe, Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, Red-necked Phalarope, Long-tailed Skua, Northern Hawk Owl, Short-eared Owl, Tengmalm's Owl, Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker, Horned Lark, Bluethroat, Common Redstart, Ring Ouzel, Fieldfare, Redwing, Siberian Tit, Great Grey Shrike, Siberian Jay, Brambling, Pine Grosbeak, Parrot Crossbill, Arctic Redpoll, Snow Bunting, Lapland Bunting, Rustic Bunting

Other Wildlife

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Site Information

History and Use

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Areas of Interest

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Access and Facilities

Ammarnäs has hotel and cabin accommodation and can be reached by road from Sorsele, about 90 km away. Much-visited by Swedish birders, the areas is now becoming a regular haunt of foreign visitors.

Contact Details

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External Links

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Content and images originally posted by Steve