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Lejodden. Photo, 10K Jpeg       Lejodden is located north of Korsør at the Great Belt. The area consists of coast, common fields, meadows, and a lake, "Lejsø".

<- Lejodden seen from the south. To the left the Great Belt, to the right in the background the lake "Lejsø".
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Lejodden is particularly known for shorebirds. Most of the common species can be seen, and they often appear in large numbers. But rarities may also show up. Stone Curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus), American Golden-Plover (Pluvialis dominica), Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos), and Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola) are examples of rare species that have been recorded on Lejodden.
 
 
      Map of Lejodden. 27K Jpeg
 

As part of a Natura 2000 Area, access to the area is restricted. As shown on the signs, you are allowed to walk on the roads. But access to the meadows and the beach is prohibited during the birds' breeding season from March 1 to June 30. ->
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My favourite route to Lejodden is from the south via Halskov Bar. By car: Take exit 43 off E20, drive southwards and towards the Great Belt Bridge abutment following the signs to "Isbåd Museet" ("Iceboat Museum"), park at the museum. The map shows a path from the parking ground at the Iceboat Museum (green) to my preferred observation spot (red).

Alternatively, it is possible to get to Lejodden from the east. Drive towards the Musholm Bay Holiday Centre, about 600 m after Korsør railway station there's a parking place with the sign "Strandgæster" ("Beach Guests"), park there, follow the trail northwards to Musholm Bugt (Musholm Bay) then westwards along the beach. The parking place is shown on the signs. You may also use that route if you come by train.

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   Latest observations from DOFbasen: Lejodde, Lejsø, Kruusesminde, Halsskov Odde

Dunlin. Photo, 17K Jpeg       Dunlin (Calidris alpina) on Lejodden.
1975-05-11.

Text and photos: Stig Linander, created: 1998-11-17, last revised: 2015-07-27