Bird guards from Texel

You are very welcome at the bird guards of Texel. These volunteers from Natuurmonumenten permanently man the Wadden Watchers hut on the Waddendijk; they watch over nature, receive visitors and inform them about Texel, nature in general, the birds in particular and the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site. You can also take a look at the volunteer bird guards of Staatsbosbeheer. They are present at De Geul and the northern viewing point at De Slufter. They check whether the birds are not disturbed and provide information to the public. Binoculars and telescopes are also available for this purpose. Opening hours: the bird guards are active from the end of April to August.

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Location

Location Natuurmonumenten: on the Waddendijk (Lancasterdijk 1794, Oosterend) there is a gypsy wagon. Location: at De Geul (a mobile wagon) and the northern viewpoint at De Slufter.



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Natuurmonumenten

Natuurmonumenten

Natuurmonumenten Texel is committed to nature on Texel. Natuurmonumenten is located in the De Marel Nature Center in Waalenburg. Birds When you say Texel, you say bird paradise. On the island you will find many different species of birds in the nature reserves that are protected and created by Natuurmonumenten. Natuurmonumenten is committed to the nature that is there and the new nature that is yet to come. Cycling and walking Because experiencing nature is important and healthy for everyone, Natuurmonumenten has mapped out a number of walking and cycling routes through the various nature areas that Texel is rich in. There are routes over different parts of the island. So you can enjoy the diversity of Texel, the different plants and of course the animals that live there. Natuurmonumenten also offers the youth program OERR to inspire young people to go on an adventure in nature. History Four years after Jac. P. Thijsse Natuurmonumenten, the first purchase took place on Texel: 7ha of land was purchased in the Waalenburg polder (in the year 1909). It happened at a time when the birdlife of the polder was threatened, because people wanted to lower the water level. At the time, Thijsse wrote about Waalenburg: 'It was teeming with lapwings, clods, black-tailed godwits, redshanks, ruffs, common terns, black-headed gulls, black terns and a slate heron spawned in 1907'. In the course of the 20th century, the polder developed into an important nature reserve where many birds, such as black-tailed godwits, breed and the harlequin and broad orchid occur in large numbers.

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