BirdwatchingUme Älvdal2019-10-01T19:43:57+02:00 Project Description Hen harrier. Official bird of Västerbotten Eurasian curlew. Official animal of Västerbotten Great birding sites around Umeå Classic birding sites near the Ume River include Röbäcksslätten, Bergön. Degernäs (“Limpan”), Storavan, Gran, Grössjön, Villanäs, Prästsjön, Obbola and Brånsjön. Read more about guided tours Swan record in the Umeå delta In April 2017, a new European record was broken – and it happened in Umeå. An impressive 6,312 swans were counted in the Ume River delta.