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 HabitatWetland, Lake, Reedbeds, Scattered trees and bushes
ConditionsSwampy, No shadow, Open landscape
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitSpring, Summer, Winter, Autumn, Autumn migration, Spring migration
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Birdwatching hide / platformYes
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).
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.