Lodging at Landsort Bird Observatory
You’re welcome to lodge at the Bird Observatory, but you must book your bed in advance.
Please contact us directly at the observatory, phone +46-8-520 340 11. You can reach us most
easily during weekends.
If you change your plans - please don’t forget to cancel your reservation so that others
can take advantage of our accommodations.
Distribution of beds
There are 15 beds at the observatory. A minimum of 6 beds are reserved for bird-ringers
and assistants, and 4 beds for systematic migratory bird observers. The remaining 5 beds are
available for guests, who are also welcome to participate in our activities.
- Active participants who are members pay 40 SEK/night. Internet access is included.
- Other birders and guests pay 100 SEK/night. Membership or participation is not required.
- Active participants who stay several days are lodged according to previous arrangement
with the observatory committee. They normally stay free of charge.
Membership and lodging
Membership can be paid and registered directly while staying at the observatory, or paid
afterwards via Plus-giro account 4042544-9, “Landsorts fågelstation”. The fee is currently
150 SEK per year for adults. Children pay 50 SEK until the age of 18.
For active participants the following daily activities are required:
- SVALAN: A summary of the day’s species observations and diary data about weather conditions,
participants etc. must be reported daily to the SVALAN database.
- FAGEL 2: The biometry and other data from bird ringing, including from re-captured birds,
must be registered daily in the FAGEL2 database. Exceptions are time limits on days with great
inflows of birds or when the bird-ringer is alone at the observatory.
Active participants are asked to contribute about half an hour of work per day aside from
ringing or bird observing activities. Currently projects and tasks are listed on the white-board
at the entrance, but other initiatives to improve our activities are also welcome.
The above mentioned data registrations are part of the required extra half-an-hour.
If you have questions about the migratory birds observation, please contact
Bo Holst, +46-70-359 90 93. About bird-ringing please contact Thomas Wenninger, +46-73-959 07 05
or Per Johansson, +46-70-305 36 36.
Field equipment and food
- It rains often at the island of Öja, so don’t forget to bring wellingtons and rain clothes.
If you intend to participate in the bird ringing you will need boots regardless of the current weather.
- You also need to bring bed sheets and your own food, except for basic products described below.
- During summer the food store is generally open, where you can find a limited supply of basic food.
Basic products included
For those staying at the observatory the following is included in the lodging fee: pasta,
coffee, tea, sugar, rice, ketchup, spices, wheat flour, butter, washing-up liquid, kitchen paper.
When you book it might be a good idea to check with the people present at the observatory to see if
they are running out of any supplies. Save the receipt when you purchase supplies so we can reimburse
you when you arrive.
We’re very grateful for your valuable contribution!
Committee of Landsort Bird Observatory Association,
Some Landsort Rarities
Plain Leaf Warbler, Phylloscopus neglectus, Landsort, Oct 1991
Ivory Gull, Pagophila eburnea, Landsort, Jan 1986
Dusky Warbler, Phylloscopus fuscatus, Landsort, Oct 1999
Siberian Accentor, Prunella montanella, Landsort, Oct 1991
Radde's Warbler, Phylloscopus schwarzi, Landsort, Oct 1991