In the early 19th century, the farmers around Lake Hornborga made the first of four attempt to lower the water level of the lake in order to create a larger feeding area for their cattle. This eventually resulted in a wide marshland, but it remained one of the most important lakes in Northern Europe for migrating birds, and in in the late 20th century, the lake was restored. Today Lake Hornborga is once again a haven for birds such as wild duck and grebe. The main attraction is the thousands of cranes that stop at Lake Hornborga every spring to rest, feed and dance on their way from their Spanish winter homes to their summer nesting places in Sweden and Norway — one year more than 26,000 cranes stayed on the lake. You can read up on the lake and the birdlife at two information centers, Naturum Hornborgasjön and Trandansen.