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Resting-place Getterön

At Getterön there is food, peace and quiet,

at the crossroads of several migratory routes.

That is why 170 species of bird stop off at Getterön

during their migration – both in the spring and autumn.

Millions on the wing

70 million pairs of birds breed in Sweden.

In the late summer there are around 350 million birds

if you also count all the chicks.

The vast majority fly away in the winter.

50 million birds can fly southwards on a single autumn night

over southern Scandinavia.