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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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March 30, 2021

Finally spring!

De laatste weken keren de Lepelaars terug op hun vaste broedkolonies terwijl de Aalscholvers al op hun nesten zitten. Eidereenden komen dichter naar de kust en vertonen daar hun typische baltsgedrag.… Read more
March 01, 2021


A short, severe frost period in February resulted in a large number of sightings of Woodcock, Common Snipe and Jack Snipe. Of the first in particular, more than a hundred birds were sometimes seen in… Read more
February 05, 2021


The reflection of the blue sky in the water often provides a beautiful background when photographing birds in winter. Wintering Bewick's Swans, a Razorbill and a Black Guillemot in the harbour and a… Read more
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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