Birds in the area – 180 species registered
Fokstumyra provides nesting biotopes and living conditions for common and rare bird species. During migration it is an important area for birds such as Greater Scaup (Aythya marila), Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis), Velvet Scoter (Melanitta fusca) and Black Scoter (Melanitta nigra).
Late summer and autumn passerines that migrate through the area include endangered species such as Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros), Barred Warbler (Sylvia nisoria) and Yellowbrowed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus). The numbers of individuals as well as species are extremely large. Of 180 species registered, 78 have been registered nesting, and 40 of them are waterfowl.
Welcome to Fokstumyra Nature Reserve
Treat the reserve with respect, avoid disturbing the birds, – and enjoy your visit.
Access: Follow the E6 from Dombås to Hjerkinn. Approx. one km from Dombås is Fokstugu Fjellstue, from where you follow the signs “Fokstumyra naturereservat” 600 m towards Fokstugu station and the parking lot.
From here starts a seven km marked trail through the reserve. On the trail is an observation tower that overlooks the most important bird biotopes. The tower is situated 1.6 km from the parking lot. The reserves southern boundaries are the northern side of the E6, so all traffic on the northern side of the E6 is prohibited 1st May.-1st August.
In the period from 1st May to 1st August all traffic in the reserve is prohibited, except for foot traffic on the marked pathway. Traffic along the trail in this period should only take place 7am – 11pm.