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in the Netherlands - provides short impressions
of a few areas
across the country. What
specialties there are to be found, when to go, from where. Site under construction.
in the Netherlands - information created by Mark
site provides a map and
information on key birding sites inthe Netherlands. Check also the "Dutch
Birds" section, which identifies where key birds may be found.
in the Netherlands - by Stephen Poley. Having lived in the
for several years, I quite frequently get requests for information on birding
over here. So I have put together a few pages on the subject, for visitors
to the country. It is somewhat oriented towards birders from Britain in
terms of the species highlighted, but should hopefully be of interest to
visitors from any country. Site includes a brief overview of the main birding
areas in the Netherlands, covers the most interesting birds to be seen,
and describe a few sites in detail.
with Bill Oddie - this webpage gives a brief oerview of the
sites where Bill Oddie filmed a birding video.
Noord-Holland Birding Website - Follow the "hotspots" link to
find information on the
best birding-places (called hotspots by birders) in the north of Noord-Holland.
Now there is only information on this site on Zwanenwater, but soon new
items will be added.
- This is the best birding area on the mainland of
in the Lauwersmeer - you will find information about birding
the northern part of the Netherlands (Friesland, Groningen and Drente)
and a up to date list of birds that have been seen there.
the Barracks - for some fun in virtual Dutch birding, check
this site by Loek van Gent.
in the Netherlands - a real treat for Dutch speakers, this site
photos of 169 birds found in the Netherlands. Each bird has its own page
with a photo, the sound, distribution in the Netherlands, number of breeding-couples,
apearance on the Dutch-red-list with explanation why it is on the list.
Names are in Dutch and by scientific name.
Reports: Netherlands. By Gerard Joannes. 26 to 30 December,
years. Everybody knows the Netherlands is a flat country. There's not a
hill in view and only buildings or trees stand out in relief against the
flat horizon. However, it is definitely a country worth a visit. The red
brick houses with their shutterless windows are very pretty. There are
also canals, dykes, reed-beds, small villages with wind-mills, people wearing
wooden clogs, a lot of cyclists, sheep grazing in the meadows and charming
fishing harbours, all this only a few miles away from densely populated
areas which we avoided. See also Gerard's second
(1997) and fifth
(1999) trips to the Netherlands.
Report - Texel Island, Netherlands. April 29 - May 2, 2001 -
Ivan Steenkiste. Click on the Trip Report button to locate this lavishly
illustrated trip report. Texel is really a birdwatching paradise and is
almost entirely run as an ornithological reserve and natural park. Here
you can see an undescribable quantity of seabirds and limicolous while
the flights of wild geese obscure the sky and fields. There are beaches,
new and old dunes, heaths, wetlands of all types, and extensive mudflats
on the Waddensea.
Report: Kenya & Netherlands - July 6-23, 2000. Bay Allen and
Chartier. Allen was working on setting up an Arizona tour for Sarus
Tours, which ended up being cancelled due to lack of registrations, so
Nigel suggested we might want to tag along on a trip to Kenya scheduled
for the same time. This was a special trip organized by a group from Minnesota,
who mostly all knew each other. Nigel offered to let us join the group,
and we only had to think about it for a minute before saying yes!
Report: Netherlands, January 24 - May 13, 1996 -
Lepage, Departement de Biologie,
Pavillon Vachon, Université Laval, Quebec, Canada
Report: Holland, August 27-30, 1997 - Tom Harrison, La Canada,
California USA. I wanted
to get in three days of power birding in the Netherlands, and thanks to
birdchatter Mark Kuiper of NatuurBeleven, that's exactly what I got.
Walk at Tienhoven (Netherlands), February 23, 1998 - by William
Vader. The small village
of Tienhoven is situated north of Utrecht, in an archetypically Dutch area
of shallow lakes (caused by peat-digging centuries ago) and low-lying polders
with grassland separated by broad ditches.
Report: Netherlands, May 7, 1998 - by Rich Ditch. I've been an
active birder for over 20
years, but I've never been to Europe before. A business trip to Utrecht,
the Netherlands, seemed like a great opportunity to see some birds I'd
only been exposed to on PBS nature programs.
Guides Trip Reports - this web-site contains five excellent trip
reports from various birding
expeditions around the Netherlands.