Het Twiske

Noord-Holland  >  Netherlands

Extremely rich bird area all year round. Reedbeds full of birds. In winter,  Eurasian Wigeon  hibernates in large numbers.

Added by Eric Palmen


Extremely rich bird area all year round. Reedbeds full of birds, open water with many waterbirds and also the famous dutch swampy meadows.  Great Bittern, Water Rail, Smew, Sedge Warbler and Bluethroat are just a few of the great birds you can see here. In winter, the  Eurasian Wigeon hibernates here in large numbers.



The area is accessable on many different points. We have put a long walkingtrail around the area on the map. The trail is about 11 km long and gives a good idea of the whole area. But you can go in in many places and do some birding in a smaller area.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Grassland, River, Reedbeds


Flat, Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter, Spring


Paved road, Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Bicycle, Car, Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform


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Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here


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