Ottenby, on the very south of the island of Öland, is one of the top areas for birding in Sweden - 377 species have been observed here. Ottenby Bird Observatory was founded in 1946 and has ever since performed studies on migrating birds. Around 20000 birds are ringed each year. Also, the bird observatory is involved in bird migration research projects on the island of Capri, Italy, and in Nigeria.
Visit the tourist exhibition centre naturum Ottenby and and learn more about the wildlife and culture of the area. Naturum Ottenby is open every day from spring to autumn.
Book a guided tour to the birdbandingstation. Call or e-mail for more information.