Enjoy the dynamism and versatility of Texel's nature! Two enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides will take you through De Muy and De Slufter. In De Muy, various songbirds forage in groves and shrubs. Low above the wetlands, several swallow species prey on insects. In the air, cormorants, spoonbills and great egrets can be seen commuting between the breeding colony and their foraging areas. Due to the open connection with the North Sea, De Slufter has its own distinctive flora and fauna. The plants that survive each have their own system in their fight against the salty seawater. Numerous different species of waders forage in the creeks and the eiders take care of their young chicks. Times: some Mondays and Fridays from the end of July to the beginning of August. See overview in the calendar for the exact days and times. Costs: €25 per person. This amount will benefit the Texel Bird Island Foundation, which, among other things, realizes new bird viewing points on Texel. Registration for this excursion is required.
Nature and Field trips
Start at the Bird Information Center. Kikkertstraat 42-44, 1795 AE De Cocksdorp.
A loaner binoculars can be provided free of charge if required. Registration for this excursion is required.
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At the Vogelinformatiecentrum (Bird Information Center) in De Cocksdorp you have come to the right place for information about bird watching, photography and filming on Texel. You can also find binoculars and other bird products here. Information about birds In the center you will find all kinds of information about birds. Such as the most recent bird sightings on the island. In the center all current observations are clearly displayed on a large map. There is also an extensive library of bird books. Beautiful bird movies are played on the large LCD TVs. And in the display cases are many stuffed birds, which you can view up close. Shop and excursions In the Vogelinformatiecentrum you will also find a shop with conservation articles and binoculars. You can find good binoculars from Swarovski, Zeiss and Bynolyt here. You will receive extensive advice about this. You have also come to the right place for bird DVDs, nature books, nest boxes and feeding systems for your garden. Various birding excursions also depart from the Vogelinformatiecentrum.Would you like to book a birding excursion at the Vogelinformatiecentrum? Tickets are available via this website, view our agenda via 'What's on'.
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