Sneum Digesø near Esbjerg - bird locality

Distance: 15.20 Km

The Wadden Sea is Denmark's most important wetland for migratory and breeding birds, globally the Wadden Sea is considered one of the most important areas for migratory birds. In 1992, it was decided that the Darum-Tjæreborg Dike from 1929 should be repaired and strengthened. The clod (fat clay soil) to be used was dug up in the meadows behind the dike.

As a replacement for the lost natural values ​​on the foreland, the county decided that the digging of clods behind the dike should end with the creation of a bird-friendly lake. With this, 55 ha of Allerup Enge were protected, and the area is now laid out as a bird sanctuary.

Sneum Digesø is located as the nearest neighbor to Darum-Tjæreborg dike, Sneum Å outlet and the Wadden Sea. Close by are the cabins at Sneum Sluse. The lake consists of many shallow sections with several islands, many seaweeds and coves. The wetland is approx. 20 ha. The lake is fenced to give the birds peace and quiet with a view to grazing the area.

At the car park there are tables and benches and information boards about the area.

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Bird flock - Sneum Digesø Photographer: Destination Wadden Sea coast Copyright: Destination Wadden Sea Coast
Sneum Digesø near Esbjerg Photographer: Destination Wadden Sea coast Copyright: Destination Wadden Sea Coast
Sneum Digesø near Esbjerg Photographer: Destination Wadden Sea coast Copyright: Destination Wadden Sea Coast