The shallow lakes are often swarmed with ducks and grebes, sometimes geese, while on the sides you can find Grey Heron or even Great Egret. European Marsh Harrier can be seen hunting from the viewpoints. In spring, especially the path between the parking and the lakes is very good for songbirds like Willow Warbler , Linnet , Blackcap , Lesser Whitethroat and European Greenfinch, but also Icterine Warbler, Common Nightingale and Garden Warbler. The path between the lakes is good for Bluethroat. From the far viewpoint you have good views over both lakes.
You can park at the Mokbaai and walk from there. The first 600 meters are accessible by wheelchair or by bike, but be warned: you'll miss a lot of birds, like Goldcrest, while cycling!
Terrain and HabitatWetland, Lake, Dunes, Reedbeds, Scattered trees and bushes
ConditionsFlat, Swampy, No shadow, Open landscape
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitSpring
RoutePaved road, Unpaved road, Narrow trail, Wide path
Difficulty walking trailAverage walk
Accessible byFoot, Bicycle, Wheelchair
Birdwatching hide / platformYes
The polder behind the lakes is called Kreeftepolder and is especially good for Bluethroat, but also European Stonechat, Reed Bunting and European Marsh Harrier are easy targets there.
The south point of Texel has many natural areas, like Mokbaai, De Geul and De Hors. A combination of these places is recommendable to spend a morning or even a whole day, dependend on the number of birds engaged.