Accompanied by an enthusiastic guide, you take a beautiful walk through the Waalenburg nature reserve. Numerous butterflies can be found in the herbaceous and flowery strips, including the beautiful icarus blue. The first breeding birds from northern regions are also returning. Waders such as black rider and ruff can be admired with a bit of luck in the beautiful summer dress. In the second half of the summer, the young birds follow. Their parents then slowly moult to the more austere winter plumage. The young harriers have fledged in Waalenburg and are exploring the area. The adult birds first carry prey, but they also teach the young birds the art of hunting. A beautiful spectacle! Times: from July to September, weekly on Thursdays from 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm. Look for the current times in the agenda of Natuurmonumenten.
Nature and Field trips
Start at De Marel Nature Center. Nieuwlanderweg 38, 1793 EV De Waal.
During the excursion you can use good quality binoculars free of charge. The walk ends in Nature Center De Marel with a nice cup of coffee or tea.
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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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