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.
Spot beautiful birds in various nature reserves on Texel during an informative excursion!
Spot various birds during the 32 km cycling route.
The Ottersaat is the breeding ground for shorebirds, watch the birds in their natural habitat!
Utopia is a beautiful nature reserve situated next to the dike. Spot several birds here!
Come and surprise your eyes at the Mokbaai, the ideal place to spot birds.
Admire many migratory birds and walk through Texel's most special piece of nature.
Visit nature reserve Het Alloo and spot beautiful birds and wild horses!
Spot the chicks of different species of birds and enjoy the view from the dike!
Spot different breeding meadow birds and discover the diversity of plant species.
Walk through the area with the forest ranger and enjoy the bird diversity!
Spot the largest spoonbill colony in the world and discover the beauty of De Geul.
Spot beautiful birds during a safari with bird expert Klaas de Jong!
Walk or cycle along this beautiful area, make a stop to enjoy the many birds!
You are welcome here for all information, materials and excursions for birds!
Learn to recognise the birds by appearance or sound and find as many bird species as possible!
Focus on one theme during the excursion, such as song or migratory birds, bird species or bird groups.
Visit bird and nature on Texel during the Swarovski bird excursion XL!
Spot beautiful birds and capture them with a camera on a Digiscope excursion!
Take part in fun birding excursions, courses and lectures! Discover Texel's rich birdlife here.
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.