On the lookout for wild animals

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In the northernmost part of the national park lies Denmark's largest game preserve - Hanstholm Vildtreservat. In the dune plantations Tved and Vilsbøl just outside the game reserve there are lookout towers, from which children can see the vast dune heath land from above. Or perhaps look for the many animals and birds living in the area. Another paradise for birds in particular, is the southernmost part of the park. The salt meadows on Agger Tange are a breeding place for colonies of black-headed gulls and arctic terns and function as a resting place for migratory birds in the spring and autumn. All year round flocks of birds make large winding patterns in the sky. When you sail here on the ferry from Thyborøn, you will often see the common seal.

Some of the birds on Agger Tange:

  • Black-headed gull and common gull
  • Arctic tern Mallard, teal, widgeon, pochard and goldeneye
  • Mute swan, whooper swan, Bewick's swan
  • Wading birds: golden plover, lapwing, dunlin, curlew, common snipe and the rare wood sandpiper

Some of the animals you can be lucky to see in the national park:

  • Red deer
  • Roe deer
  • Fox
  • Badger
  • Squirrel
  • Hedgehog
  • Bat
  • Hare
  • Stoat
  • Weasel
  • Polecat
  • Stone marten/beech marten
  • Otter
  • Natterjack toad
  • Smooth newt
  • Adder
  • 11 butterfly species on the Red List and many other rare insects.
  • And many, many more...