Before the tour started Peter asked how many species of birds we could see. We estimated that it would be max 80 species for a summer day but it would turn out to be a bit more.
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The parents of Costa were so kind to book a tour for their 7 year old fanatic birder. He kept on talking about all his birding experiences. It was so nice to be around such an energetic birder.
On Sunday morning we picked up Andy, a returning (and very experienced) birder, atUtrecht Central Station. The day would be windy, but mainly dry and the goal was to have anice day of birding during which Andy could hopefully add some ‘ticks’ to his alreadyextensive Dutch list.
Sunday morning I met Eileen again in the lobby of her hotel for a half day birding in the Biesbosch area. From the car we looked at some Greenshanks, Common Sandpipers, Spoonbills and a Wheatear sitting on a bridge.
I, Rein Genuït, met Eileen and her partner and her sister at the car park at the dunes of Wassenaar. The weather looks good although it's a little bit cloudy and a rather cold wind from the north.
Early in the morning I (Menno) meet Marianne and Richard in the lobby of the hotel. It’s a cold spring morning so hand warmers and gloves are necessary.
It’s cold, grey and misty when we arrive at Stellendam but when we first look over the dike we see thousands of Dunlins, Curlew, Redshanks, Oystercatchers, Wigeons and Shelducks on the mudflats.
On the 23rd of November 2022 John and his guide Menno recorded 86 species of birds on full day hunting target birds.
Saturday the 13th of November I (Lesley van Loo) picked up Sunny and Ankan for a morning of photographing birds at IJmuiden.
Due to the mist on land we (Joost, guide and client Lawrence) only had one option, go out to sea. IJmuiden was the place to be with the pier reaching 3 kilometres in the North Sea.
It's the 25th of September and today I (Menno) will guide Gowri and Javier for a morning bird tour at IJmuiden. As we step out of the car on the parking lot we are welcomed by a calling Dunnock and flocks of Starlings flying from their roost at the nearby lake.
After their tour through Europe, Kevin (a very experienced birder from New York State) and Karin wanted to end with a tour in the Oostvaarderplassen. The trip started early in the morning at their hotel in Amsterdam from which we drove to the Oostvaardersplassen. The weather forecast had promised clear and sunny weather, which it was.