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Westerplas - Birdhide Schiermonnikoog

Island of Schiermonnikoog  >  Netherlands

This birdhide at lake Westerplas on the Wadden Sea Island of Schiermonnikoog has great views of a Great Cormorant colony.

Added by Cockie Streng

Description

The birdhide at the Westerplas is a good place to observe birds. Anything can show up here during migration and you have a nice view on a Great Cormorantbreeding colony.

Almost all Dutch duck species are found here, along with, Spoonbill, Great Crested Grebe, Eurasian Coot and many gulls. Various types of shy reed birds house in the broad reed collars, of which the mysterious Great Bittern is perhaps the most special. But also many songbirds such as Common Redpoll, Bluethroat and Reed Bunting  can be found here.

Details

Access

The best way to get there is by bike. From the bike-parking it's a 100 m walk to reach the hut. With car you park at the end of Reeweg. There is no official parking. From there it's a 600m walk to reach the hut.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Scattered trees and bushes

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

Summer

Best time to visit

Summer

Route

Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

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