- White-tailed Eagle
- Purple Sandpiper
- Red-breasted, Lesser White-fronted Goose
- Black-tailed Godwit
- Bearded Reedling
Tourist mostly know more about Amsterdam then The Netherlands. The majority of our tours start from here but we always head out of the city. Still a walk around in the city can offer some nice birds like Great-crested Grebes, various gulls (incl Caspian and Iceland in winter), Common Swifts (summer), Greater-spotted Woodpecker, Short-toed Treecreeper and the city parcs are full with exotic birds like Ring-necked Parakeet, Canada and Egyptian Goose. We do offer city park walks as a half day tour.
When you take a half hour drive to the west you're at the port of IJmuiden. During autumn migration you can see many passerines in the dunes and seabirds along the 3 kilometre pier like Purple Sandpiper, Rock Pipit, Shag, divers and grebes and sea ducks. In spring the dunes are full with songbirds like Common and Lesser Whitethroat, Stonechat, Bluethroat, Nightingale and Northern Wheatear.
In spring the fields just north of the city are very good for Black-tailed Godwit, Common Redshank, Godwit, Spoonbill, Yellow Wagtail and Mash Harrier. In the reserves you can observe Bittern, Savi's and Grasshopper Warbler, Gargeney, Red-crested Pochard, Avocet and Ruff.
Within a hour you reach the Oostvaardersplassen, east of the city. Famous for it's extended marshlands. Here White-tailed Eagles, Great Egrets, Bitterns, Bearded Reedlings and many warblers find a good breeding place. During the tours we often come across unexpected sightings like Caspian Tern, Osprey, Red or Black Kites, Cranes and Montegu's Harrier.