With a good variety in habitats the Tongplaat is a good place for some proper birding. It is part of National Park de Biesbosch, home for several White-tailed Eagle. The eagles use the area regularly as their hunting grounds. In breeding season, Osprey is a possible visitor as well. Several species of duck can be found at the water body itself, visible from the observation hut. The surrounding willow forest and reedbeds are inhabited by many passerines in breeding season, including Bluethroat, Common Redstart, Grasshopper Warbler and Cetti's Warbler.
Park at parking area at Zuidhaven. Area is only accessible by foot.