Visit Vogelboulevard

Along the east coast of Texel, Natuurmonumenten and Staatsbosbeheer manage a series of bird-rich nature reserves. This series of nature reserves, which extends from the ferry harbor to the lighthouse, is also called the Vogelboulevard (Bird Boulevard) of Texel. It is a landscape to be enjoyed. You look out over the endless Wadden Sea, a nursery for countless animals. Admire up close the scurrying oystercatchers, chattering colonies of gulls and terns and the spoonbills that spoon for shrimp. Within the dikes are beautiful natural areas where birds rest and forage. On the birdboulevard you will find the following bird-watching spots (from south to north): - Oude Molenkolk - Prins Hendrik Zanddijk - Ottersaat - Dijkmanshuizen - Zandkes - Minkewaal - Waddendijk (Wadden dike) near the IJzeren Kaap - Wagejot - Utopia - De Schorren - De Volharding

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Vogelboulevard, IJsdijk, Oudeschild, Lancasterdijk, Oosterend and De Cocskdorp.



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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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