Spoonbills, sandwich terns, birds of prey, waders, owls, cuckoos, nightingales, wheatears … Many birds love spending – a short or longer period of – time on Texel. With its varied landscape, North Sea coast and Waddenzee coast, Texel offers many breeding opportunities and food to a lot of bird species. The island is also hugely important to many migratory birds. So, opportunities galore to admire these stunning, unique birds in their natural habitat.
De Krim Texel works very closely together with nature conservation organisations Vogelbescherming and Waddenvereniging. Care for our environment: that’s ‘Heart for Texel’.
This page with information about birds on Texel has been created in collaboration with the Dutch society for the protection of birds Vogelbescherming.
Many different species of birds live and breed on Texel. The largest spoonbill colony in the world, for example. You will find them in De Geul, near De Koog. In this seaside resort you can stay at Villa Park De Koog, Campsite Kogerstrand, Campsite De Shelter, Bungalowpark 't Hoogelandt or Residence Californië. Migratory birds also like to visit De Slufter. This nature reserve in De Cocksdorp is located near Holiday Park De Krim and Hotel Molenbos. Or go to De Mokbaai in Den Hoorn and stay at Camping Loodsmansduin. There is plenty of choice.