The backbone of Sweden is an ancient mountain range forming the border with Norway. The country descends from the mountainous sub-arctic region in the north through the lowlands of central Sweden to the plains of the southern peninsula. Some 96,000 lakes cover 9% of the country. The autumn raptor migration at Falsterbo is unequalled in Northern Europe. A number of sub-arctic species reach their southern limits on the swedish uplands including Gyrfalcon, Broad-billed Sandpiper and Red-throated Pipit, whilst other species such as Little Bunting, Arctic Warbler, Pine Grosbeak and Siberian Tit can be found in Lapland, home to many of Europe's largest national parks.

Arctic Warbler

Arctic Warbler © Glyn Sellors

Lofoten Birding

For guided birding in neighbouring Northern Norway with experienced birders and photographers contact Martin Eggen and Håvard Eggen.

Showing the 16 Most Recent Trip Reports Posted

Falsterbo - Mass Migration - 30th August – 3rd September 2016, author Christopher Hall (added September 8, 2016)
( White-tailed Eagle, Pallid Harrier, Common Crane, Caspian Tern, Eagle Owl, Black Woodpecker, Icterine Warbler, Nutcracker, Honey Buzzard)

Sweden, April 2001, author Surfbirds Admin (link created September 24, 2004)

Central Sweden - Lake Annsjon and Storlien, 14th - 17th June 2002, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 24, 2004)

Falsterbo, Sweden, 19th - 22nd September 2003, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 24, 2004)

Falsterbo-Sweden, September 30th – October 3rd 2005 - ‘High Fives’ With The Swedes, author John Hopper (added October 9, 2005)

Falsterbo, Sweden - September 2004, author Surfbirds Admin (added October 4, 2004)

Sweden etc (trip around Baltic Sea) May-Jun 2014 , author John van der Woude (link created October 10, 2016)

Falsterbo, Sweden - September 2012, author Howard Williams (added October 1, 2012)
(Falsterbo ringing station, Flommen, Ljungen - cranes, lesser spotted woodpecker, black kite, rough legged buzzard)

Sweden’s Upland Birds - 27th May - 3rd June 2015, author Naturetrek (link created November 7, 2015)

Sweden - Lake Annsjon area - June 08, author Stephen Burch (link created June 21, 2008)
(Three-toed Woodpecker, Siberian Jay, Red-necked Phalarope, Crane)

Sweden and (a bit of) Norway - May 11th to 23rd 2006, author Geoff Dicker (added July 17, 2006)
(Published by Geoff Dicker (

Southern Sweden, 30 Nov - 1 Dec 2008, Oenanthe Birding Adventures, author Chris Lansdell (link created December 4, 2008)
(A 3 day trip to see the wintering Oriental Turtle Dove, Buff-bellied Pipit, Gyr Falcon and other goodies)

Five Hit Falsterbo – September 28th – October 1st 2007, author John Hopper (added December 17, 2007)
(It was that time of the year again, peak migration at Falsterbo, Sweden)

Vastmanland, Sweden - 22nd - 26th February 2016, author Glyn Sellors (link created August 14, 2016)
(Stunning images of Pygmy Owl, Hawk Owl, Black Woodpecker and many others)

Heavenly - Hornborgasjon, Sweden - Crazy about Cranes - 2nd - 5th April 2010, author Mark Hows (added April 16, 2010)

Sweden & Denmark May-Jun 2011, author Rockjumper Birding Tours (link created April 12, 2012)

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Bohuslan Kungshamn, Sweden, Brunnich's author RBA (added November 13, 2004)