Ezumakeeg in National Park Lauwersmeer

Groningen  >  Netherlands

Unique bird area in the Netherlands. The Lauwersmeer was closed off from the Wadden Sea in 1969. In 2000 it was designated as a world heritage site.

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Peace and sense of space is abundantly present in this area as well as a large diversity of birds. The National Park Lauwersmeer lends itself to visit different areas around the entire lake: there are various observation huts and lookout points. For a slightly shorter time frame, a visit to Ezumakeeg is also very worthwhile. A visit in the afternoon is best because of the position of the sun.

During migration time many waders can be found here and often rarities like Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, White-rumped Sandpiper, Stilt Sandpiper, White-tailed Lapwing, Pacific Golden-Plover and Buff-breasted Sandpiper.

Because this is a really quiet area birds like Black-winged Stilt, Bearded Tit and Great Bittern breed here. In Autum and winter big groups of geese and ducks can be seen, with sometimes Red-breasted Goose.

In Winter also White-tailed Eagle and Great Egret can be seen.



The car can be parked close to the 'Sylkajut' observation hut. Then drive back and at the T-junction, continue straight to the lookout point.

You can also use a bicycle if you are staying in the area.

Terrain and Habitat




Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring, Autumn

Best time to visit

Spring, Autumn


Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Bicycle, Car, Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform


Birdingplaces Near

Harbour of Lauwersoog; island of Schiermonnikoog; Many places alanong the Wadden Sea coast.

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


Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here


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