Jæren is an eldorado for birdwatchers. The best-known areas are the wetland areas and the beaches where you can see wetland birds, however, it is also possible to see other small birds as well as birds of prey if you go a little further inland.
Jæren wetland area is part of 63 Ramsar areas in Norway. The Ramsar Convention was enacted at Ramsar in Iran in 1972. It protects wetlands that are of international importance and will increase knowledge of the ecological importance of wetlands for research and recreation.
Jæren wetland area
Jæren wetland area consists of 22 protected areas such as nature reserves, landscape conservation areas and biotope protection. In this area, there is abundant birdlife and good opportunities to observe the birdlife. The most famous areas are perhaps Revtangen and Orrevatnet lake which is located by the sea. A great variety of birdlife is present here all year round, and there is a bird tower at Orreosen. Revtangen is known as the Stavanger Museum's ornithological station, where 6,000 - 10,000 birds are marked annually. The Revtangen Ornithological Station was established in 1937 and is the country's and Scandinavia's oldest. Ergavatnet lake just south of Orrevatnet also has abundant birdlife.