The information centre known as naturum Hornborgasjön stands on pillars in the lake at Fågeludden (the point). It was opened in 1986, when the restoration project started in earnest.
naturum Hornborgasjön. Photo: Länsstyrelsen Västra Götalands län
It is situated on the eastern side of the lake, where the Billingen table mountain rises out of the water and forms the backdrop. The surrounding countryside with its many old stone walls bears witness to its ancient traditions and, in mid-May, the cherry trees fill the hills with white blossom.
Naturum Hornborgasjön contains an exhibition about the history of the lake and its bird life, a beautiful slide show, a viewing tower with a lift, a souvenir shop and a cafeteria. If you follow the foot-bridge to Fågeludden, you pass two hide-outs. If you are quiet and have a little patience, you can watch birds at very close quarters.
Fågeludden is one of the very best places at the lake to watch birds. You can see grebe, ducks, coots, wading birds and Sweden's largest colony of black-headed gulls.