The coastal section of Horumersiel are Crildumersiel is rich in water birds and waders. Every year, many Brent Goose can be seen north of the port of Horumersiel. Common Eider can be located in the harbour itself, while on the stone walls outside the harbour at high tide Ruddy Turnstone and various gull species rest. During bird migration, many Dunlin, Common Ringed Plover and Common Redshank can be observed, which gather shortly after flooding on the free-falling mudflats just south of the harbour. East of the harbour, individual Red-throated Diver and Red-breasted Merganser can be discovered in winter. The inland depression southwest of the port is interesting all year round. Various species of ducks can be seen here, as well as Goosander and Smew. During high tide there are often large groups of Eurasian Curlew and Eurasian Wigeon right next to the main road. Crildumersiel, the small but easily visible flood rest area, is about three kilometers south. In addition to Common Redshank and Common Greenshank, Eurasian Oystercatcher and Eurasian Curlew , this is a very good spot to see Whimbrel from the dike.
Easy parking near the harbour of Horumersiel. Click on the P in the map to get directions. From the parking you can walk along the Wadden Sea in the direction of Crildumersiel (3 km). Directly on the dike at Crildumersiel is a small but easily visible flood rest area. Note: For bird watching on the Wadden Sea the best time is about two hours before to two hours after high water.