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Texel: a hotspot for migratory birds

29 September 2016

Texel is a popular island for birds, and there is no doubt that it is hotspot for bird lovers too, particularly in early autumn. After all, the autumn migration attracts even more birds to the island, including many rare species. Texel is a much-needed stop-off for birds migrating from Scandinavia to the South, offering them a peaceful haven brimming with food. This is why the experts from the Dutch Birding Association hold an annual birding weekend on Texel.

Dutch Birding Weekend

From Friday 14 to Sunday 16 October, there will be additional birding activities on Texel, such as excursions, a bird-watching competition and a binocular service. Most of these activities will appeal to “fledgling” birdwatchers too.

Birding excursions

If you would like to learn how to identify the different species of birds, why not join one of the bird identifying excursions on Saturday or Sunday? The excursions, which are held both in the morning and afternoon, are walks with an emphasis on identifying as many species of birds as possible.
Book a “vogelherkenningsexcursie''

Other activities

On Saturday and Sunday, staff from Swarovski will be on hand to clean your binoculars, free of charge, at the Vogelinformatiecentrum in De Cocksdorp.
Moreover, the person who sees the best species of bird between 10 a.m. on Friday and 6 p.m. on Sunday – it must be visible to other birdwatchers too – will win a pair of Swarovski CL 8x30 binoculars worth around EUR 1,000. The winner must attend the prize presentation on Sunday at 6 p.m.
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