The Netherlands, especially the numerous wetlands, are home of the largest concentrations of birds in North-Western Europe. Because of its situation in a 'corner' of the Eurasian continent and the great variety of wetlands, millions of birds concentrate in this area in all months of the year. The country offers an astonishing variety of habitats in a small area, thus creating ample opportunity for birdwatchers to see many species in a short time. A typical trip with NatuurBeleven in spring should give you around 125 species.

In Winter the Waddenzee, the grassland and the marshes give room to almost all species of Ducks and Geese of Europe, White-tailed eagle and many waders as well. In Summer Black-tailed Godwit, Lapwing, Common Redshank, Oystercatcher, Ruff, Garganey and Common Snipe breed in the meadows. Water- and reed birds, like Blue-Throat, Common Rosefinch, Penduline Tit, Great Reedwarbler, etc. live in the marshes, and in the woods one can find almost all species of woodland birds of Northern Europe, including Black woodpecker, Lesser spotted woodpecker, Firecrest, Black grouse, etc. etc.


Where to go?

Where to go?

Guided tours

Gids Mark Kuiper help een klant een vogel te vinden -maar waar zit ie toch? (foto Ben Kruijsen)


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