Birdwatching

Birds on Texel

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.

We protect Texel

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.

Our Texel Tips for you
Wadden Bird Festival

Wadden Bird Festival

De Cocksdorp
07-05-2022 - 08-05-2022

Discover the different bird species in the most bird-rich municipality of the Netherlands!

Nieuw Buitenheim

Nieuw Buitenheim

Oudeschild

A beautiful nature reserve for beach-breeding birds!

Calidris bird safaris

Calidris bird safaris

Multiple locations

Spot beautiful birds during a safari with bird expert Klaas de Jong!

De Slufter

De Slufter

De Cocksdorp

Admire many migratory birds and walk through Texel's most special piece of nature.

Bird excursions

Bird excursions

Multiple locations

 Learn to recognise the birds by appearance or sound and find as many bird species as possible!

Bird excursion XL

Bird excursion XL

Multiple locations

Visit bird and nature on Texel during the Swarovski bird excursion XL!

Digiscope excursion

Digiscope excursion

Multiple locations

Spot beautiful birds and capture them with a camera on a Digiscope excursion!

Birding Texel

Birding Texel

Multiple locations

Spot beautiful birds in various nature reserves on Texel during an informative excursion!

Cycling and bird spotting

Cycling and bird spotting

Multiple locations

Spot various birds during the 32 km cycling route.

Ottersaat

Ottersaat

Oudeschild

The Ottersaat is the breeding ground for shorebirds, watch the birds in their natural habitat! 

Nature reserve Utopia

Nature reserve Utopia

Oosterend

Utopia is a beautiful nature reserve situated next to the dike. Spot several birds here! 

De Mokbaai

De Mokbaai

Den Hoorn

Come and surprise your eyes at the Mokbaai, the ideal place to spot birds.

Het Alloo

Het Alloo

De Koog

Visit nature reserve Het Alloo and spot beautiful birds and wild horses! 

Wagejot

Wagejot

Oosterend

Spot the chicks of different species of birds and enjoy the view from the dike! 

Dijkmanshuizen

Dijkmanshuizen

Oudeschild

Spot different breeding meadow birds and discover the diversity of plant species. 

De Schorren

De Schorren

De Cocksdorp

Walk through the area with the forest ranger and enjoy the bird diversity! 

De Geul

De Geul

Den Hoorn

Spot the largest spoonbill colony in the world and discover the beauty of De Geul. 

Zandkes

Zandkes

Oosterend

Walk or cycle along this beautiful area, make a stop to enjoy the many birds! 

Bird information

Bird information

De Cocksdorp

You are welcome here for all information, materials and excursions for birds! 

Theme excursions

Theme excursions

Multiple locations

Focus on one theme during the excursion, such as song or migratory birds, bird species or bird groups.

Bird working group

Bird working group

De Cocksdorp

Take part in fun birding excursions, courses and lectures! Discover Texel's rich birdlife here. 

Book your stay on Texel

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.

Editors De Krim Texel
Update: March 26, 2021 15:00