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Europe, Sweden


A town in the southern part of Swedish Lapland on the shores of Lake Hornavan, the area around the town has many lakes and bogs and large areas of coniferous forest and birch woodland.


Notable Species

Famed for the small number of breeding Smew, there are also Black-throated Diver, Greater Scaup and Common Goldeneye. Breeding waders include Whimbrel, Jack Snipe and Spotted Redshank, Greenshank and Wood Sandpiper. The forested and wooded areas are home to Bohemian Waxwing, Siberian Jay, Siberian Tit and Great Grey Shrike.


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Birds you can see here include:

Black-throated Diver, Greater Scaup, Common Goldeneye, Smew, Rough-legged Buzzard, Dunlin, Jack Snipe, Common Snipe, Whimbrel, Common Redshank, Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, Wood Sandpiper, Bohemian Waxwing, Fieldfare, Redwing, Willow Warbler, Siberian Tit, Great Grey Shrike, Siberian Jay

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

The town of Arjeplog has hotel and hostel accommodation and the Stensund area to the east is one of the best birding areas. Leave the E4, the main Baltic coast road, at Skelleftea.

Contact Details

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External Links

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