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.
***As we had to switch between our web host we have to republish the trip reports. More will be published in the time to come.***
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.
Menno van Duijn guided Kevin (all photos by Kevin Bartlett) for a morning tour in the area of The Hague, Menno reports:
Even if you have a couple of hours to spare you can see some interesting birds just outside Amsterdam on an evening walk, read Rein's report here:
Finally! It felt very special to guide a first tour after a long period and maybe because of that we where treated with fantastic sightings!
Per July 1st it's allowed to come into contact with smaller groups and sit in the car with others besides relatives. Because of this we can also offer our services again. We keep the health and safety of our clients and guides as the main priority.
Hans Overduin guided Andy in the province of Zeeland and Zuid Holland to see Andy's targets, Hans reports: