Texel, island for birders

On Texel hundreds of bird species can be seen. The island is all year round a hotspot for birders. Due to its location as most Western Wadden Island many birds make a stopover on Texel during the migration season. Sometimes very special and rare birds make a stop on Texel. You can also make a fascinating bird excursion under supervision of an experienced birder. On the island there are about 40 official birdwatching viewing points.

The pictures on this page are made by the well-known photographer and birdwatcher from Texel René Pop. (see photo) Click on a picture to enlarge.
In De Cocksdorp is located the ‘Vogelinformatiecentrum’ (Birding Information Centre). Click here for more information.

Some birdwatching points on Texel
Utopia
Wagejot
Ottersaat
De Slufter
De Horsmeertjes
De Schorren
De Petten
De Muy

Blauwborst/Bluethroat

Braamsluiper/Lesser Whitethroat

Goudhaan/Goldcrest

Boomleeuwerik/Woodlark

Strandleeuwerik/Shore Lark

Nachtegaal/Nightingale

Rietgors/Reed Bunting

Roodborsttapuit/Stonechat

Sneeuwgors/Snow Bunting

Morinelplevier/Dotterel

Tapuit/Wheatear

Zwarte Roodstaart/Black Redstart

Blauwe Kiekendief/(Northern) Hen Harrier

Bruine Kiekendief/Western Marsh Harrier

Torenvalk/Kestrel

Velduil/Short-eared Owl

Bergeend/Common Shelduck

Eidereenden/Eiders

Grote Stern/Sandwich Tern

Noordse Stern/Artic Tern

Drieteenstrandloper/Sanderling

Kanoet/Red Knot

Paarse Strandloper/Purple Sandpiper

Wulp/Curlew

Grutto/Black-tailed Godwit

Kluten/Avocets

IJsvogel/Kingfisher

Zomertortel/Turtle Dove

Lepelaar/Spoonbill

Roodkeelduiker/Red-throated Loon