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Zuidpier IJmuiden

Noord Holland  >  Netherlands

One of the most famous birdwatching hotspots in The Netherlands. A 1000 meter long pier reaching into the North Sea.

Added by Marcel de Bruin

Description

The "Zuidpier" is a about 1000 meter long path in the North Sea where birds are resting and where you find regular surprises mainly in the migration period. Nice birds you can see here are:

Rock Pipit, Ruddy Turnstone, Sanderling, Kittiwake, Little Gull, Little Tern, Purple Sandpiper.

The pier is especially interesting after heavy autumn storms, because various species of seabirds can be observed here. Think of Razorbill, Common Guillemot, Northern Gannet and sea ducks like  Common Scoter.

Details

Access

You have to get there by car and you can park at the (payed) parking "Kennemerstrand"

from there you need to walk 15 to 20 minutes to reach the Zuidpier.

Terrain and Habitat

Beach, Sea, Dunes

Conditions

Flat, Sandy, Open landscape, No shadow

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration, Autumn migration

Route

Paved road, Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

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Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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