- Crested Tit
- Purple Sandpiper
- White-tailed Eagle
- European Flamingo
- Many species of geese
- Black-, Middle- & Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
- 3 species of divers & 5 species of grebes
Within an hour drive from Rotterdam, Antwerp and Brussel you have one of the top birding spots in the province of Zeeland.
Along the North Sea you have the best sites for wintering Red-, Black-throated and Northern Divers, Long-tailed Duck, Purple Sandpiper, Common and Velvet Scoter and all European Grebes. On the meadows thousands of geese come to spend the winter including Pink-footed-, Bean-, Red-breasted Goose, White-bellied- and Black Brent. On the brackish and fresh water ducks like Greater Scaup, Goldeneye, Red-breasted Merganser, Goosander and Smew can be found.
During autumn migration the most western tip of the Netherlands can be good for watching seabirds if you can endure the storm. Manx- and Sooty Shearwater, European- and Leach Storm Petrel and 4 species of skua (Great, Pomarine, Arctic and Long-tailed) are the species to look for.
In spring the waders are a delight in their summer plumage like Red Knot, Bar-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Golden and Grey Plover and so on. In the reserves you find breeding Avocet, Kentish Plover, Little and Arctic Tern. In the dunes you find songbirds like Nightingale, Bluethroat and Stonechat.
In early spring we know a site where you can see Black-, Middle Spotted-, Lesser Spotted-, Greater Spotted- and Green Woodpecker. In the same forest Short-toed Treecreeper, Firecrest and Crested Tit breeds. This in combination with White-tailed Eagles and European Flamingo makes it one of our most interesting birding tour options.