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I started this site in April 2013. So that I can share photos and recent records on Texel with others. In addition to birdwatching and photographing on this beautiful Wadden island I have visited many foreign destinations. From these trips I have put a wide selection of photographs on this site, too.Hopefully they encourage you to arrange a trip to Texel. Undoubtedly the best place in the Netherlands for birdwatching.

I hope to see you soon on Texel and .........keep on birding! 

Jos van den Berg

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The latest blogs...

January 16, 2021

In the first post of 2021

a short impression of three bird species, a vagrant and two scarce winter species. The Black Guillemot, which has been in the harbor of Oudeschild since 2 January, is a rare bird. They are often seen… Read more
December 25, 2020

Three winter guests

Bewick's Swans usually arrive on Texel from mid-October. At the end of February most of them left for their breeding grounds in the arctic tundra of northern Siberia. Currently around one hundred and… Read more
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December 07, 2020

Richard's Pipit from Siberia to the island of Texel

Last Saturday, December 5, a Richard's Pipit was found on the dike near De Cocksdorp. A late sighting of this Siberian breeding bird. Richard's Pipits are rare but regular autumn visitors in Western… Read more
November 21, 2020

Also in November,

it is possible to see rare species. This was evident from the discovery of a Desert Wheatear on November 7. This breeding bird from northern Africa was nicely viewed on the east side of the island.… Read more
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October 29, 2020

Rarities flood Texel

October is the month par excellence to observe bird migration. A phenomenal event in which sometimes tens of thousands of birds can be counted in one day. This period also offers the chance to see… Read more
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