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Bulbjerg. Photo, 15K Jpeg Bulbjerg is a limestone cliff facing the Skagerrak strait on the northern coast of the Jutland peninsula, about 25 km (16 miles) east of Hanstholm.

Bulbjerg is the only bird cliff in Denmark. The steep face of the cliff has a colony of 3-400 breeding pairs of Kittiwakes - a pelagic gull.

Since 1987, up to 10-12 Fulmars have spent the summer at Bulbjerg. The Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) is a seabird living in the northern parts of the oceans. In 1998, two pairs started breeding on the Bulbjerg cliff. Unfortunately both pairs failed - they left the eggs. But in 2000 they succeeded, two chicks - the first Danish-born Fulmars - were hatched on the Bulbjerg cliff. In 2001 the birds gave up breeding due to severe disturbances and since then the Fulmars haven't attempted breeding at all.

Photo in double size (84K Jpeg)

Links:
   Bulbjerg by Flemming Christiansen
   Latest observations from DOFbasen
   Fulmars at Bulbjerg. Photo by Lars Borup
   West Coast Trail, Agger - Bulbjerg. Danish Nature Agency
   Vejlerne - the largest bird sanctuary in Northern Europe - is located just a few miles south of Bulbjerg

Kittiwakes. Photo, 17K Jpeg Kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) on the Bulbjerg cliff.
1994-06-28.

Photo in double size (112K Jpeg)


Text and photos: Stig Linander, created: 1997-06-16, last revised: 2004-11-26