Between Store Vejlø Skov and Bogø we find Bogø Bay. Two small islands are situated here. The largest and higher of the two is called Kåreholm, the smaller one, Smedeholm, is so low that it is submerged at high tide. Bogø Bay is one of the fjord’s most important areas for birds.
There are several ways to enter the cove. The best birdwatching is probably found by pulling in on Langøvejen where this leads over a dike. It is possible to park there, then follow the dike a few hundred metres norhwards to the cove. Another site is 2 km further west, where you can turn right onto Bogøvej. Park the car shortly past this spot, it is not far to the cove. The first place mentioned is the best when the wind is from the south or east. The second place is best when the wind is from the west.
In the cove one can observe an impressive bird life, especially in autumn during the migration. Large flocks of golden plovers and lapwings rest in the cove with teals, mallards, golden-eye ducks and widgeons. It is however, especially the large flocks of geese that impress. The greylags arrive first, later barnacle geese, white-fronted geese, bean geese and canada geese.
In fact, the region of Bogø cove is one of eastern Denmark’s main staging areas for geese. A winter trip by car is also recommended. When large flocks of geese and whooper swans in the fields between Vestenskov and Langø can be seen. Try to keep your distance from the whooper swans. Stop the engine, open the windows and listen to their song.
Bogø Bay is also the place where there is the greatest chance of seeing the mighty white tailed eagles hunt waterfowl. In the area around Smedeholm fascinating hunting scenes can regularly be seen.
Bogø Bay is often visited by local ornithologists who are happy to tell you more about the birds.