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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...

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May 25, 2020


Some bird species call their own name. The best-known example is perhaps the Cuckoo. But also meadow birds like Grutto (Black-tailed Godwit) and Kievit (Northern Lapwing) do this. With a difficult… Read more
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May 05, 2020


While Spotted Redshank and Whimbrel are still on their way to their northern breeding areas, Common Redshanks have other things to do. The latter is an numerous breeding bird on Texel. Regenwulp /… Read more
April 15, 2020

The explosive vocals

The explosive vocals often betray the presence of Cetti's Warbler. This species is found in a large part of the Netherlands, but has only been observed about ten times on Texel in the past fifty… Read more
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March 27, 2020

Hawfinch and White-tailed Eagle

Two very different bird species, but both with an extremely powerful beak.The former cracks a cherry pit with childish ease and the latter carelessly tears a Greylag goose to pieces.The Hawfinch is a… Read more
March 11, 2020

Ducks in breeding plumage

At this time of year, ducks, especially the drakes look beautifully colored. At the moment, large groups of Shovelers and Teals are still swimming on the Horsmeertjes. In polder Waalenburg there are… Read more
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