De Geul

Island of Texel  >  Netherlands

De Geul is a fresh water lake with higher and lower vegetation around. A colony of Eurasian Spoonbill is hidden in the closed area behind the far end.

Added by Klaas de Jong


The colony of Great Cormorant in De Geul is impressive (over 1000 nests in 2020) and the Eurasian Spoonbill fly on and off to their colony too. The number of ducks can vary, but species like Northern Shoveler , Gadwall , Tufted Duck , Common Pochard and sometimes Garganey can be observed, while songbirds like Bluethroat and Common Nightingale perform as a background choir. In some years, Black-necked Grebe will breed here.



The viewpoint of De Geul has a parking lot for a few cars, but the roadside can be used additionally.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Lake, Reedbeds, Scattered trees and bushes


Swampy, No shadow, Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring, Summer, Winter, Autumn, Autumn migration, Spring migration


Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

There is only an observation platform, but the road leading to it has been described under 'Mokbaai' on this website. There is a path that can be followed with a ranger, to be booked at Ecomare (see link below).


Birdingplaces Near

Nearby areas are Mokbaai, De Petten, de Horsmeertjes and De Hors, all located on the south point of the island Texel, the bird hotspot of the Netherlands.

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu


Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here


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