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Sandwich Terns Sterna sandvicensis ©Chris Schenk http://home.tiscali.nl/chrisschenk/

Holland is a small (42000 km2) industrialised country and with just over 16 million inhabitants; it is the most densely populated country in Europe. Nevertheless, it has a lot to offer to (foreign) birdwatchers and with nearly 470 bird species seen and a surprising variety of habitats, it is certainly worth a visit. With almost 800 kilometers of coast line and nearly half of the country below sea-level it is no wonder that (coastal) wetlands make up some of the best birdwatching areas, especially since the Netherlands are located on one of the main migration routes for waders. However, being on the continent Holland also profits from various range extensions of Middle-European or eastern species. Common Rosefinch [the colonisation of The Netherlands by Scarlet Rosefinch has more or less stopped - for unknown reasons]. and Penduline Tit are now well established breeding birds and many birders are hopefull that Eagle Owl, Greenish Warbler and Thrush Nightingale will follow this same pattern. Eagle Owl certainly seems to have colonised the extreme south of the country.

Holland is an easy country to do as a birdwatcher with good facilities such as an increasing number of hides at the right places. Easy (usually free) access to most reserves and a good network of roads, although the traffic jams in the Western part of the country can be frustrating. Birdwatching is popular in Holland and when out in the field you will certainly meet other birders who are usually happy to give you information on local birds. Twitching is also increasingly popular and there is a national Bird-line and various web-sites with daily updates of rarities seen. Many Dutch birders use pagers and/or mobile phones but the whole scene is still far more relaxed than in the UK and any bird attracting over a 100 twitchers is still considered a massive twitch (or dip!).

 
 

Delta

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The South-West of the country with the estuaries of the rivers Scheldt and Meuse is usually simply refered to as The Delta. It as a wide open country with many dams and lakes attracting large numbers of geese and other waterfowl in winter. A perfect place to see migrating birds which follow the coast line is at Breskens. Large numbers of common migrants and a surprising variety of rarer birds have been seen here at Parnassia. Another good site in this area, although completely artificial and under the smoke of petro-chemical industry is the Maasvlakte, the man-made extension of the Rotterdam harbour area projecting into the North Sea. Due to its position this area catches a lot of migrants.

Lapelaarplassen Reserve

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Lapelaarplassen Reserve is in Flevoland, near to Lelystad, north of Amsterdam - it is similar in some ways to Stodmarsh in the UK, with a mere, reedbeds, scrubby willows and rough pasture behind the sea wall. Autumn species include Brambling, Chiffchaff, Water Rail, S/T Treecreeper, Smew, Bewick's Swan, Marsh Tit, Egyptian, Greylag, White-fronted, Brent and Bean Goose, Red-Necked Grebe, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk and Goosander. It is easy to get to from Amsterdam, and would suit any birder touring to Amsterdam who wanted to get some convenient birding in whilst in the area.

Lauwersmeer

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Arguably the best bird-site in The Netherlands the wetlands of the Lauwersmeer and the surrounding grassland are worth a visit at any time of the year. The number of geese to be found at Anjumer Kolken can be breathtaking. The most common species to be found are Barnacle, Dark-bellied Brent and White-fronted Geese, but smaller numbers of all other species can also be found. Every year most of the rare geese visiting the Netherlands (Red-breasted Goose, Ross's Goose, Lesser White-fronted Goose and Black Brent) are reported in this area. Because of it's proximity to the intertidal mudflats of the Waddensea the Lauwersmeer attracts large numbers of waders. Some of the rarest waders have been reported in the area like Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Red-necked Stint and Lesser Yellowlegs. Interesting Breeding birds include Montague's Harrier, Golden Oriole, Bearded Tit and Marsh Warbler. The harbour of Lauwersoog, where the ferry to Schiermonnikoog departs, is one of the few places along the northern coast where sea-watching can produce some good birds.

Oostvaardersplassen

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This large wetland in the central reclaimed area of The Netherlands is a popular place to visit both by Dutch birdwatchers and by foreign visitors. It can easily be reached (even if you have only a couple of hours to spend birdwatching in the Netherlands) and there are some excellent hides in the area. In spring and summer many marshland species can be seen here such as Bluethroat, Savi's warbler, Spoonbill, Great White Egret, Bittern, Black Tern etc. Many waders can be seen during migration and in september 1991 the first Great Knot for the Netherlands was found here. Another first for the OVP was the first Dutch breeding record of Melodious Warbler in 1990. In winter it is one of the best places to see White-tailed Eagle.

The Friesian Islands

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The five inhabited Friesian Islands are all very good places for birdwatching although Texel is probably most famous as a hotspot for Dutch rarities. Indeed with 13 new species for the Dutch list and 36% of all rarities ever recorded on the islands it's fame is certainly well deserved. However, the other islands should not be underestimated. Part of Texel's fame is due to the fact that it can easily be reached by a regular ferry (allowing you to take your car) and because it is home to the annual Dutch Birding week. The smaller islands, however, are less disturbed by agriculture and tourism and have produced some of the best rarities ever found in the Netherlands such as the Myrtle warbler and Baltimore Oriole on Vlieland and the Northern Mockingbird on Schiermonnikoog. This is not to say that the Islands are only interesting to those looking for vagrants. The numbers and the variety of waders and other birds which can be seen here at the intertidal mudflats and on migration are impressive. Indeed, during the last national bird census Schiermonnikoog had more species of birds (264) than any other square in the Netherlands.

Veluwe

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In the centre of the country you will find the National Park Hoge Veluwe with it's extensive forests and heathland. Here and in much of the surrounding woodland you will find most of the characteristic woodland species such as woodpeckers and certain birds of prey like Honey-Buzzard and Goshawk. Sometimes more southerly species turn up in this area such as Short-toed Eagle and Grey-headed Woodpecker. More or less the same species can be expected somewhat further north in the province of Drenthe. Tengmalm's Owl has been reported here and the south-eastern corner of the province has by far the largest population of Red-backed Shrike in the Netherlands at Bargerveen. A Black-winged Kite spent most of the summer of 2000 at this reserve.

Jaap Schelvis
(Alkumaheerd, Wirdumerweg 1, 9917PA Wirdum (Gn) The Netherlands)
jaap.schelvis@planet.nl

Number of bird species: 468

Common and Scarce Birds of the Netherlands

(Dutch-English Edition) RG Bijlsma et al Series: AVIFAUNA VAN NEDERLAND 2 496 pages, col photos, figs, tabs, maps. Dutch Birding 2001
ISBN: 9074345212
Buy this book from NHBS.com

Rare Birds of the Netherlands - Zeldzame Vogels van Nederland

With Complete List of all Species - Met Vermeldign van alle Soorten Arnoud B Van Den Berg and Celia AW Bosman Series: AVIFAUNA VAN NEDERLAND 1 397 pages, col photos, b/w photos, figs, tabs, maps. Christopher Helm 2001
ISBN: 0713664126
Buy this book from NHBS.com

Avifauna Groningen

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The website of a local/provincial bird society with impressive galleries of pictures, sounds and videos of birds seen in the province of Groningen. A useful feature of the site is that it gives detailed maps of the atlas-blocks mentioned at the recent sightings...

Aviflevoland - Flevoland District 7 Nieuws

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Local birdnews from the province of Flevoland, Netherlands...

Barn Owl Protection Foundation

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The Barn Owl is referred to as a ’red alert species’ (or red list species) according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality confirming its status as a severely endangered bird species nowadays. As a consequence, extra surveillance and protection measures are taken...

Birdclub Katwijk

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A site devoted to the birds seen in Katwijk, the Netherlands. Incl complete list of all species recorded (with much data) in this coastal village, recent sightings, photo-gallery (the rare stuff) and more...

Birding Group Goor

Website

Welcome on the homepage of the birding group of the Nivon in Goor. Goor is a little town in the eastern part of Holland, in the province of Overijssel. We hope you will have much fun with our pages. The Nivon, Dutch Institution for Peoples-development and Nature friends work, is a national club who is occupied with active recreation, nature-experience, holidays and courses. The division on Goor counts ca. 300 members and has a various of activities as nature walks and cycle tours, excursions, dia- our filmlectures and courses. Just one part of it is the birding group...

Club Van Vogelkundigen

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Voor wie is de Club? Voor de gevorderde amateur of professionele ornitholoog, die: op een kleinschalige en ook comfortabele manier kennis en ervaring wil uitwisselen over vogels. Dat is niet alleen beperkt tot de Nederlandse en West-Europese vogels. Ook ervaring in andere gebieden zijn welkom; in een overzichtelijke groep met elkaar op excursie wil gaan. Dit gedurende een dag (een special) of een weekend; een zekere kameraadschap, een prettige stemming en ook gezelligheid zoekt; een goede kennis van en over vogels heeft. Beginners raden wij aan zich eerst via locale vogelwerkgroepen deze kennis eigen te maken...

Commissie Dwaalgasten Nederlandse Avifauna (CDNA)

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Dutch Rarities Committee - The CDNA is a committee of the Dutch Birding Association (DBA) and the Netherlands Ornithological Union (NOU)...

Dutch Birding Association

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The web site of Dutch Birding (the magazine) and the Dutch Birding Association. The site includes information on the magazine, membership of the association, Masters of Mystery (one of the best mystery bird competitions around); news from the Dutch rarities committee, bird reports with pictures, sounds, e-mail service (great place to find an e-mail address of a certain person, anywhere on earth). One of the best birding sites in Holland. Language: English...

GoForNature

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Foundation which organize nature trips...

Haagse Vogelbescherming

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De Haagse Vogelbescherming stelt zich ten doel de bescherming van de in het wild levende vogels en hun leefgebieden op het grondgebied van de gemeenten s-Gravenhage, Wateringen, Rijswijk, Voorburg-Leidschendam, Voorschoten, Wassenaar, Nootdorp en Monster...

KNNV Afdeling Voorne

Website

Met o.a. recente waarneming op Voorne Putten en omstreken...

Natuur-en Vogelwacht


Een regionale natuurvereniging uit de Alblasserwaard. Op deze site worden wekelijks de vogelwaarnemingen uit de regio bijgewerkt...

Natuur-en Vogelwacht Rotta

Website

Natuur-en Vogelwacht Rotta is een natuurbeschermingsvereniging die werkzaam is in het recreatiegebied De Rottemeren, alsmede in de omliggende gemeenten Moerkapelle / Zevenhuizen, Bergschenhoek...

NBV de Steltkluut

Website

Recent sightings, local information and other wild-life items about the eastern half of Zeeuw Vlaanderen...

Nederlandse Ornithologische Unie

Website

Welkom op de website van de Nederlandse Ornithologische Unie. Op de website vindt u informatie over onze activiteiten en achtergronden...

Netherlands Biodiversity Information Facility

Website

Promoting Access to Biodiversity Information...

Netherlands Institute of Ecology

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The NIOOs core task is to carry out fundamental ecological research to the highest international standards, which are safeguarded by the KNAW board. Thus, once every five years, the NIOOs performance is evaluated by experts from various countries; during these reviews, explicit performance criteria are applied in order to determine whether or not the institute's activities should continue...

Netherlands Ornithologists Union

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Among other things the Netherlands Ornithologists' Union produces the journal ARDEA...

Nivon Vogelwerkgroep Goor

Website

Uitgebreide informatie over het werk van deze vogekwerkgroep. De groep houdt zich bezig met nestkastcontroles (900 stuks), weidevogelbescherming, bos- en kerkuilen en ringwerk...

SOVON

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The Dutch Trust for Ornithology - equivalent to the British BTO...

Telpost Buytenpark Zoetermeer

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Sightings etc...

Twentse Vogelwerkgroep

Website

Op de site van de Twentse vogelwerkgroep vindt je uitgebreide informatie over de werkzaamheden van de vereniging. Tevens wordt de waarnemingenlijst 3x per week geactualiseerd...

Vogel-en Natuurwacht Zuid-Flevoland

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Another typical local birding site with information on what to see in Zuid-Flevoland. This is an excellent birding area in the new polders and the site gives detailed information about the places to visit and what you can expect to see there. Recent sightings can be found under Waarnemingen-aktueel...

Vogelbescherming Nederland

Website

P0 Box 925, NL-3700 AX Zeist. + 31 30 6937700 birdlife@antenna.nl
The Birdlife International partner in Holland. (In Dutch)...

Vogelbeschermingswacht Noord-Veluwe

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Another local site, this time about birdwatching at the Noord-Veluwe, the northern part of the central wooded area of the Netherlands, with the usual features such as recent sightings, information about excursions, local projects etc...

Vogels in de Kempen

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Bijzondere vogelwaarnemingen in de Kempen, Zuidoost-Brabant. De site wordt dagelijks bijgewerkt!

Vogelwacht Dordrecht

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De Stichting Natuur- en Vogelwacht is een vrijwilligersorganisatie die in 1983 is opgericht. De algemene doelstelling van de stichting is: Natuurbescherming in de ruimste zin van het woord, of anders gezegd: Het beschermen van inheemse planten, dieren en landschapstypen in Nederland. De Bosuil (Strix aluco)is het logo van de stichting...

Vogelwacht Kollum

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News, reports etc...

Vogelwacht Uden e.o.

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Vogelwacht Uden; werkgebied Uden e.o., met name in de Maashorst werkgroepen: Kerkuil, Oeverzwaluw, Nestkast, Inventarisatie, PR Op site div bijzondere waarnemingen van Uden e.o...

Vogelwerkgroep Alkmaar

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Everything you always wanted to know about birdwatching around Alkmaar...

Vogelwerkgroep Amsterdam

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In Amsterdam bestaat een vogelwerkgroep die zich al tientallen jaren bezighoudt met allerlei activiteiten op vogelgebied. In deze regio zijn ruim 300 soorten vogels gesignaleerd. Ook de vogeltrek is binnen de grenzen van de gemeente Amsterdam te zien...

Vogelwerkgroep Arnhem en omstreken

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Welkom op de site van de Vogelwerkgroep Arnhem en omstreken. Op deze site wordt informatie gegeven over het werk van de VWG in de regio Arnhem...

Vogelwerkgroep De IJsselstreek

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Welkom op de homepage van vogelwerkgroep 'De IJsselstreek'. De vogelwerkgroep is opgericht in 1967 met als doelstelling het onderzoeken en beschermen van de vogelbevolking in een deel van Overijssel en Gelderland...

Vogelwerkgroep de Krimpenerwaard

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De Natuur- en Vogelwerkgroep de Krimpenerwaard (NVWK) is op 7 maart 1979 als vereniging statutair opgericht en heeft daarbij in haar statuten als doelstelling genomen: het verrichten van onderzoek naar het treffen van beheersmaatregelen ten aanzien van en het geven van voorlichting met betrekking tot de flora en fauna van de Krimpenerwaard en alles wat daarmede in de ruimste zin verband houdt...

Vogelwerkgroep Den Haag


Site over vogels en vogeltrek in en rondom Den Haag, met regelmatig bijgewerkte telgegevens van de trektelposten de Vulkaan en Scheveningen...

Vogelwerkgroep Koudekerk/Hazerswoude e.o.

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Deze site geeft inzicht in onze activiteiten op vogelgebied en onze resultaten: veel vogeltellingen en -waarnemingen maar ook publicaties en observaties over de ontwikkelingen in ons gebied...

Vogelwerkgroep Losser

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Homepage van de Vogelwerkgroep Losser. Naast nestkastprojecten voor Steenuil, Kerkuil en Grote Gele Kwikstaart ook een eigen vinkenbaan/ringstation...

Vogelwerkgroep Neede

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This local site about the area around Neede gives some extra infromation about ringing programs for Little Owl and Tawny Owl as well as the usual local information...

Vogelwerkgroep Nijmegen

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Well laid out site with good descriptions of the best places for birding around Nijmegen complete with nice pictures and a useful map. Local checklist, recent sightings, info on the local magazine etc...

Vogelwerkgroep Ridderkerk en Barendrecht

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Welkom op de website van de Vogelwerkgroep (VWG) Ridderkerk en Barendrecht. De VWG maakt onderdeel uit van de Natuurvereniging Ridderkerk. Op deze site kunt u onder meer informatie vinden over...

Vogelwerkgroep Ridderkerk-Barendrecht

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Het werkgebied van deze VWG betreft de gemeenten Ridderkerk en Barendrecht op het eiland IJsselmonde in Zuid-Holland...

Vogelwerkgroep Stad en Ambt Doesborgh

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Another really nice website about a relatively small area between Rheden en Doetinchem. Apart from the usual local features which are all present this site also pays some attention to environmental issues and the voluntary efforts of the VWG to help managing agricultural areas in a nature-friendly way...

Vogelwerkgroep Texel

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De Vogelwerkgroep Texel is opgericht in 1982 en kwam voort uit een groep wadvogeltellers die de 2 jaren ervoor elke maand een telling hadden uitgevoerd. Tegenwoordig telt de vereniging 225 (per 14-3-2003) leden in binnen- en buitenland...

Vogelwerkgroep Twentse

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Op deze site vindt u informatie over de Twentse Vogelwerkgroep, vogelrijke natuurgebieden in Twente, verrekijkers en telescopen, digitale fotografie/videografie door een telescoop (het zogenaamde digiscoping); waarnemingen en nog veel meer...

Vogelwerkgroep Vlietland

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The site of the birdclub - Vlietlanden. Mostly information about Vlietlanden en Starrevaart. Vlietlanden which is an area of marshlands between The Hague and Leiden. It includes Vogelplas Starrevaart, a man-made lake with a very fancy hide. This lake, which was created as compensation for loss of habitat due to the building of a highway, has been the site of a number of rarities in its first year. English version...

Vogelwerkgroep voor Vogel-en Natuurbescherming Midden-Brabant

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vogelwerkgroep midden-brabant...

Vogelwerkgroep Walcheren

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Local site about the island of Walcheren as well as a site (also in English) about birdwatching and birdmigration in the province of Zeeland...

Vogelwerkgroep Wierhaven

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AnLocal bird society presenting (in Dutch) the birding features of a particular region, in this case the former island Wieringen and the newly reclaimed polder area Wieringermeer. Lots of information about the region, pictures of birds, plants and insects and under Waterstanden you can easily check the tide which can make the difference between miles of birdless mud and closely packed flocks of thousands of waders...

Vogelwerkgroep Zoetermeer

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Met actuele waarnemingen en informatie over vogels en het vogels kijken bij Zoetermeer...

Vogelwerkgroep Zuid-Kennemerland

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News, articles etc...

Vogelwerkgroep Zuidlaren

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A typical website for a VWG (Vogelwerkgroep) or local bird club with lots of information about the area around Zuidlaren in the north of the province of Drenthe: recent sightings, checklists, excursions, maps, birdcounts and pictures...

Vogelwerkgroep Zwolle

Website

Moet er gewoon bij! Staat erg goed actueel bulletinbord op!

Werkgroep Roofvogels Nederland

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Website of the Dutch working group on Raptors with information on many aspects of the birds of prey breeding and wintering in the Netherlands...

Zouweboezem

Website

Purper-reiger Blauwekiek Porseleinhoen...

Dutch Bird Fair - Vogelfestival

http://www.vogelfestival.nl

Usually takes place in late August the weekend after the British Bird Fair...

Bird Ringing Station Castricum

Observatory
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Birdringing station VRS Castricum is one of the so-called Dutch 'Vinkenbanen'. It is situated near the coast of the North Sea in the sandy dunes of Holland...

Ooievaarsbuitenstation Zegveld

Observatory
Site about a Stork breeding station...

Schiermonnikoog Ringing Station

Observatory
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Schiermonnikoog is one of the Dutch islands in the Waddensee on the coordinates 53.29N 06.11E. It is about 14km long and 2.5km broad...

Voorne Bird Observatory

Observatory
Here at Voorne Bird Observatory we wondered if we could in any way add basic knowledge which could be used for future monitoring and evaluation. We decided that the migrant birds from Scandinavia which come our way each autumn could provide us with answers on the spread of fallout indirectly over Europe and Africa as well as the long term effects on the organisms involved...

Zoological Museum Amsterdam - Bird type specimens online

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The bird collection of the Zoological Museum of the University of Amsterdam holds over 60,000 skins, including 23 holotypes, 112 paratypes and 16 syntypes. To increase the accessibility of the collection, a pilot project (funded by NLBIF) has been launched with the aim of digitizing the most valuable specimens. The 3D images on this website allow bird skins to be viewed from all angles.

De Lokkerij

Website
Site about the breeding station for white Storks near De Wijk in the north of the Netherlands with basic information about White Storks and opening hours of the station...

Natuurkaart.nl

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This site presents an interactive map of the Netherlands which gives information (in Dutch) about 1000 nature reserves...

Wetlands

Website
The Netherlands presently has 38 sites designated as Wetlands of International Importance, with a surface area of 691,228 hectares...

CloudBirders
Trip Report Repository
CloudBirders was created by a group of Belgian world birding enthusiasts and went live on 21st of March 2013. They provide a large and growing database of birding trip reports, complemented with extensive search, voting and statistical features�

2004 [April] - Pat & Judy Hayes - Texel

Report

The island is dissected by various sized drainage canals and ditches, with many freshwater pools dotted about providing excellent feeding and bathing areas as well as high tide roosts for thousands of ducks and waders...

2005 [January] - Roberto Lerco

Report

...iaggio invernale in Olanda. In questa stagione trascorrere una settimana in Olanda può offrire buone opportunità per il birdwatching. Noi abbiamo avuto la nostra "dose" di oche, rarità & uccelli nordici vari..

2005 [May] - Chris Hall

Report

What a fabulous sight the Dutch bulbfields are in spring, a patchwork of the most intense shades of scarlet, orange, yellow and mauve, woven into neat blocks like a panoramic tapestry. From a botanical feast, to a gastronomic spread, laid out by the Hardersluis Hotel, where we spend three nights enjoying superb meals and first class service...

2006 [October] - Chris Hall

Report

We expected a staggering number of birds on this trip and that’s exactly what we found, with birds in their thousands! We began at Balgzand, where a high tide shorebird roost included countless Shelduck and Pintail, some 900 Curlews and an estimated 2000 Avocets, gleaming brilliant white in the bright morning sunshine on our backs. What a lovely way to start...

2008 [September] - Anthea , Irene and Stephen

Report

We caught the 8.25 ferry from Dover on a clear, sunny day; and with the sea flat-calm the seawatching proved superb, with good numbers of Northern Gannets both flying and sitting on the water, plus Red-throated Divers, several Guillemots, Great Crested Grebes and Kittiwakes...

2011 [May] - Mark Hows

Report

...I got to grips with all the local birds a whitethroat holding territory, and a willow warbler trying to hold the same area. They both showed well, the three nightingales however did not and were only glimpsed flying between bushes as they did musical battle...

2013 [August] - Graham Chisholm - Texel Island

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...We quickly found a flock of well over 2,000 Eurasian Oystercatchers, and several large flocks of Eurasian Curlews, totalling perhaps close to 15,000 birds. In addition, there were large groups of Eurasian Golden Plover. In the fields, small wetlands and near shore we saw numerous other species, including Eurasian Spoonbill, Greylag (numerous), Barnacle (small numbers) and Egyptian (introduced) Geese, Common Eider, Gadwall, Eurasian Teal, Tufted Duck, Great Crested and Eared Grebe...

John van der Woude's Trip Reports

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Birds, birding sites, logistics, private birdwatching, mainly Neotropics (Central and South America); with photos of sites and with some bird sounds.

Birding Holland

Tour Operator


If you want to go birdwatching in the Netherlands [Holland], Birding Holland can help you to get more out of your birding experience. Fully flexible birding tours, experienced guides, low rates and terrific birds...


Birding Pals

Information

Local birders willing to show visiting birders around their area...

Flevo Birdwatching

Tour Operator

Birdwatching in the Netherlands without a trip to the Oostvaardersplassen is like going to Paris and skipping the Eiffeltower. The Oostvaarderplassen is a must for birdwatchers who are visiting the Netherlands. Flevo Birdwatching Tours offers you a full day of birdwatching in this great wetland reserve. I will show you the best spots for birdwatching. Together we will search for the birds. The number of species depends on the weather and time of year. Between 50 and 80 are numbers to be expected...

Natuurbeleven

Tour Operator

The Netherlands, especially the numerous wetlands, are home of the largest concentrations of birds in North-Western Europe. Because of its situation in a corner of the Eurasian continent and the great variety of wetlands, millions of birds concentrate in this area in all months of the year. The country offers an astonishing variety of habitats in a small area, thus creating ample opportunity for birdwatchers to see many species in a short time. A typical trip with NatuurBeleven in spring should give you around 125 species...

Farmer's campsite Wetland

Accommodation

The campground is situated on the edge of the National Park De Groote Peel. In days gone by this area was a nearly impenetrable marsh. In this watery nature moor-peat developed which was used as fuel by the local inhabitants. In later years peat was exploited on a large scale. Around 1930 the area around the campsite was reclaimed and brought under cultivation as grassy meadows and fertile acres...

EBNNL - EuroBirdNet Holland

To post to list:deby@cs.utwente.nl
List contact:deby@cs.utwente.nl
Mailing List – Discussion Group Discussion of Dutch & European birds and bird watching, including identification.

Ornithological Society in the South of West-Flanders

Mailing List
The ornithological society in the South of West-Flanders in Belgium has a very active dutch language forum...

Arendsnest

Blog

BLOG for everyone who likes birds…

Faab in Israel

Blog

Birdwatching and Birdringing mainly in the Netherlands but also abroad, for example in Israel or North America…

Ringersdagboek

Blog

A blog about all my birdringing activity in the Netherlands (Schiermonnikoog, Vlieland, Veluwe Hof van Twente) and abroad…

World Birding

Blog

The photographic memoir of a wandering bird biologist. A photographic species checklist of birds which I have worked with over the past years across the world. Hopefully other birders can use this for an ID resource, trip planning, or just curiosity about species diversity across the world...

AviFlevoland

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Birds of the Netherlands in particular birds in the lowlands. Local news, extensive description of species, etc...

Bird Bytes http://www.ornitaxa.com

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This is the top (root, home) page to my web pages on bird taxonomy, as well as a bit on EuroBirdNet Netherlands. I try my best to keep the information contained as up-to-date as possible, but work and family life usually take priority, as well as birding itself obviously...

Birds & Windows

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Regularly birds crash against windows of our house. In most cases they survive the crash, but not always. We did the utmost to prevent this from happening, but nothing seems to help. We will place a scan of every bird, that does not survive a crash on the web. We hope that the list does not grow too much and too fast...

Birds in the Lauwersmeer http

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Information about birding in the northern part of the Netherlands. You can also find an up-to-date list of nice or rare birds that have been seen here and a lot of bird pictures...

Birdshome

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Homepage of Rona and Alfred Wolk. The section Hutten (Hides) can be useful, even though it is in Dutch. A sort of good hide guide; hides are organised by province. A number have additional information in the form of maps. Language: Dutch

Deception Tours

Website

Bird information, bird stories, pictures of birds seen on Vlieland. The best bird island in the Netherlands to find rare migration birds..

Eaglewatch

Website

Eaglewatch contains information of all sparrow hawks (Accipitriformes), falcons (Falconiformes), vultures (Cathartiformes) and owls (Strigiformes) from around the world...

Erik Sanders’ Birding Trips & Photography

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Includes photos from Israel, Stockholm, Friesland and other parts of Holland…

Gelatik

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Homepage of Tobi Koppejan with many beautiful pictures of birds both in the Netherlands and abroad...

IVN Vecht & Plassengebied

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Vogels; fotos, zang, aantallen...

Nature Channel Foundation

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Brengt de natuur bij de mens en de mens in de natuur…

Naturepix

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Photos of birds and other wildlife from Holland, Suriname and Scotland...

Natuurlijk-Erp

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The world of Digiscoping…

Noord-Holland Ranking

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Site where twitchers can keep track of their number of bird species seen in the province Noord-Holland...

Teus Luijendijk's Birding Homepage

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Pictures, competitions, reports etc...

Trektellen

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Migration counts and ringing records The Netherlands, Flanders and France...

Twitchers only

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Jan van der Laan, one of Holland’s leading twitchers tells all about the new species he has seen since 1994 (which are often new for a lot of the Dutch twitchers); with discussion and pictures, both rather amusing ones of twitchers, and nice ones of the birds. Great site to reminisce on species seen or dipped. Language: English

Vivara natuurbeschermingsproducten

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Vivara natuurbeschermingsproducten is gespecialiseerd in het ontwikkelen van natuurbeschermingsproducten, zoals vogelvoer, voederhuisjes en nestkasten. Laat u verrassen door de originele producten en handige tips waarmee u de natuur in een handomdraai bij u thuis brengt...

Vogelaar Pagina Netherlands

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Portal site to a large number of sites (more or less) interesting to any given birder...

Vogelbescherming

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On line magazine...

Vogels

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Op deze site kan je meer informatie vinden over vogels in je tuin, in het bos... De foto's zijn zelfgemaakt hierdoor is deze site een beetje uniek ;) veel kijk en lees plezier. This is a Dutch site about birds….

Vogels in de IJsseldelta

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Birds in the IJssel-estuary (Netherlands)...

Vogels van Groningen & Drenthe

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Homepage with information about birdwatching in the provinces Groningen en Drenthe with special emphasis on woodpeckers in the Noordlaarderbos...

Vogels-en-meer

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Website met info over vogels, gratis adverteer optie, exclusieve leden club, checklistservice, leuke artikelen en een maandelijkse nieuwsbrief!...

Vogeltrektellingen Nederland

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This is a portal site to most of the websites which give information about visual migration in the Netherlands. By clicking the map [Kaart] on the opening page you can easily select a location. All records are presented in Dutch, English, French and German and the site gives lots of statistics, both in tables and graphs...

Vroege Vogels

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Radio Nature programme with interesting website...

Waarneming.nl

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Waarneming stands for record/observation and this site aims to give you as many of these as possible in a way that you can easily check out the latest rarities, find all records of certain species, see which species are to be expected in a certain area etc. Not only birds, but also mammals, reptiles, amphibians and insects...

Zeeuwse Vogelaar

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This is another site with information about birdwatching in Zeeland. A map shows the location of some hides (observatiehutten)...

Artist - Dirk Moerbeek

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Field sketches, some of them worked out, of rare birds in The Netherlands. Etc.

Gallery - Bird Pix

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This site is in English & Dutch - some great images - and you can post your own.

Gallery - wildlife-art.nl

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An appropriate name for an impressive web-site which gives an almost encyclopedic overview of the best Dutch wildlife artists...

M3 Photo

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Wildlife photos...

Naturezoom

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Photos of birds and wildlife from the Netherlands…

Photograper - Alexander Koenders

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Alexander Koenders is als ondernemer dagelijks bezig met uiteenlopende milieugerelateerde vraagstukken. Zijn liefde voor de natuur heeft hieraan ten grondslag gelegen. Vrijwel alle hobby's hebben bij hem dan ook altijd in het teken gestaan van deze natuur…

Photographer - Andrew George - AGPhoto

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Dutch Nature Photographer...

Photographer - Arjen Drost - Nature View

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Hidden or remote, Natureview tries to give a view on the parts of nature that one normally does not see. Be it Polar Bears, Walrusses, Penguins and Seals of the remote Polar areas, or the dragon- and damselflies that might be hidden somewhere near your house, Natureview tries to expose them. Arjen Drost can also give nice slideshow lectures or help you organise a trip to Spitsbergen...

Photographer - Art Wittingen - Nature Photography

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Welcome to my Nature Photography galleries. Since my early childhood, I have been interested in nature. In the Summer of 1986 I became fascinated by photography…

Photographer - Chris Schenk

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Another homepage of a photographer (who also does slideshows). Several galleries of beautiful pictures of birds and mammals both in the Netherlands and abroad with a clear preference for high arctic places...

Photographer - Chris van Rijswijk - Bird Shooting

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Personal homepage with about two dozen recently taken attractive pictures of (rare) birds in the Netherlands...

Photographer - Christian Biemans

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...welcome to my website which is all about wildlife and nature photography. I'm a dutch wildlife photographer living in the west part of Holland...

Photographer - Deel de Natuur

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Nature photography with the emphasis on birds…

Photographer - Dennis Binda – WildlifePics

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Bird and mammal photogaphy…

Photographer - Dick Hoogenboom

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I was born in 1958 in a little place called Alkemade and now I'm living in a bigger city called Alphen aan den Rijn. I started nature photography when I left the army at the age of 23. As a self-taught man, I learned a lot from many photographers in the world. I'm joining two nature photography clubs, one local club and one called the NVN (The Dutch Nature Photographers Association)...

Photographer - Dinand Molenaar

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Birds and more.,,,

Photographer - Dirk Beekman - Natuurfotograaf

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Photo's of birds in various localities…

Photographer - Edwin Leemans

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Here you can find my best pictures of birds and animals. All photo's are of wild animals and are taken in the Netherlands. New photo's are added regularly...

Photographer - Erik Beek

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Excellent photographs...

Photographer - Erik Kleyheeg

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Kleyheeg Natuurfotografie [nature photography from this Dutch photographer…]

Photographer - Han Boumeester

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My name is Han Bouwmeester and I live in the picturesque and very photogenic area of Twente, which is situated in the east of the Netherlands. My knowledge of nature and the love for it was inspired by my late grandfather Frits. He was the founder of our local bird-watching group that is still active today, 40 years after it started. My father continued the work of my grandfather and passed on his skills to both my brother and myself...

Photographer - Harry Leurmans

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My name is Harry Leurmans. Born 21-3-1929. As a small boy I was already interested in nature. I have been a photographer for more than 30 years. In many countries I had expositions. Photographs were published in specialty magazines. Also as founder and cofounder of several nature photography clubs in the Netherlands I visited many countries in Europe to take pictures with Nature as the subject...

Photographer - Henri Hofer - Natuurfotografie

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Ik ben Henri Hofer, een geboren natuurliefhebber. Al sinds mijn zevende was ik helemaal gek op de natuur en vogels in het bijzonder. Ik begon met vogels waarnemen in stadsparken. Ik kreeg van mijn oma een mooi geillustreerd vogelboek. Zo leerde ik diverse vogels, die in parken voorkomen, kennen…

Photographer - Jan Bosch

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Most of the pictures on this site are taken in National Park Lauwersmeer in the north of the Netherlands...

Photographer - Jan van den Hardenberg - Hardenberg Natuurfotografie

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Birds & nature photography from the Veluwe in the Netherlands…

Photographer - Jos Eijsackers

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Some very fine nature photos from this Dutch photographer…

Photographer - Klaas Lukas Bird Pictures

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Bird pictures from the Netherlands & around the world

Photographer - Klaas van Haeringen

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Welcome to my Pbase photogallery, which contains a variety of nature images, mainly from the Netherlands…

Photographer - Lesley van Loo

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Photographs of birds, mainly Holland, but also from trips around the world…

Photographer - Luc Hoogenstein

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Welcome to my gallery of nature photography! My name is Luc Hoogenstein, and this gallery gives you an impression of ecological encounters I witness with my camera...

Photographer - Mark Schuurman

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Birdpics of Lauwersmeer and the Waddensea…

Photographer - Menno van Duijn

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Welcome, my name is Menno van Duijn. I was born (29.03.1983) and raised in Katwijk, the Netherlands. I got interested in birds on the age of four. My parents bought me an English birdbook which they translated into Dutch. On the age of 10 I met some other local birders who took me along...

Photographer - Paul Cools

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Nature pix from Netherlands and beyond...

Photographer - Peter Zwitser - Wildlife Photography

Gallery Photographs of birds and other wildlife from all over the world where I have visited…

Photographs of birds and other wildlife from all over the world where I have visited…

Photographer - Pieter Dol

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Excellent photos from this Dutch photographer...

Photographer - Rein Hofman

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Some really excellent pictures from this bird photographer...

Photographer - Rene de Heer – Nature as Art

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Rene has been a nature photographers for 20 years. His main interest is bird photography but given the chance he will also try his luck with mammals and landscapes...

Photographer - Richard Burgmeijer

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Some excellent bird portraits...

Photographer - Rick van der Weijde - Corotauria Natuurfotografie

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...lot's of photo's of birds and other wildlife all around the world…

Photographer - Rob Versteeg

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A selection of BIRD-photographs by Rob Versteeg

Photographer - Ruud Altenburg

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This page has pictures of gulls in Amsterdam and abroad, breeding Peregrines in Amsterdam and illustrated reports of two excursions...

Photographer - Walter Appels

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Welcome to my gallery. My name is Walter Appels and here you can find a large variety of my pictures. Most of the pictures are taken in the Netherlands but also on various locations in Europe and the rest of the world, I focus mainly on wildlife and nature photography...

Photographer - Wilfred Marissen

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Excellent pictures of birds and other taxa from Holland and around the world...

Photographer - William Price

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Welcome to my Pbase photo gallery containing a variety of nature images. Most of my photography is of birds and many in the Netherlands, where I am based in Amsterdam. I also have included photographs from a number of foreign birding trips. Species texts are presented with many of the Brazilian and Cuban bird photographs...

Photographer - Wim de Groot

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Really excellent crisp photographs from Afrca and India as well as Holland…

Photographers – Nagtegaal Family

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The pictures shown on this site are made by Ton, Ben and Rob Nagtegaal. Although most pictures on this site are of birds and animals living in the wild, we also included some action shots of ourselves. Ton Nagtegaal began bird watching in the late 80's, taking us - his twin sons Rob and Ben - with him, the interest for wildlife photography especially birds started years later in 2005...

Webcam - Black Redstart Nest Cam

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Quality pictures of birds of the Netherlands and Live Black Redstart Nest Cam…

Webcam - Kestrel Live

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The kestrel live webcams will capture the whole process of hatching in 2010. In 2009 3 young hatched…

Webcams - Peter Boelee

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I herby invite you to see young storks, peregrines, nuthatchers, little owls etc...

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