Visit De Schorren

On this excursion from Natuurmonumenten you walk with the forester over the mudflats and through the creeks. On the salt marshes of the De Schorren nature reserve, you will receive an explanation about many salt-loving plants and the various birds in this special area. Get exclusive access to this unique area, teeming with life. It is the ideal nursery for spoonbills, gulls and eider ducks. Hares hop happily between the blooming sea lavender and sea aster. Join the forester on an expedition! Start time: every Wednesday and Saturday until the end of October at varying times. Duration of the discovery tour is 2.5 hours. View the agenda on the website of Natuurmonumenten for the current times.

Practical

  • Oosterend

  • Nature and Field trips

  • adults and children

  • www.nm.nl

Location

Start at the Stuifweg parking lot (another 1200 m walk to the starting point).


Important to know

Age: from 9 years. Put on boots or old sneakers. Bring your binoculars to bring the birds close.


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Natuurmonumenten

Natuurmonumenten

Four years after Jac. P. Thijsse had founded 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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