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Helping beach-nesting species

In 2017, over 7500 Euros was raised during the Wadden Islands Bird Festival and the Texel Big Day. This money will be used by the charity to help beach-nesting species on Texel. This will be done through providing better information at sites closed to the public during the breeding season, contributing towards a new birdwatching hide in Nieuw Buitenheim so that people can admire beach-nesting species without disturbing them, and with two new shell islands in the Wagejot.

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New breeding beaches along the eastern side of Texel

Although we have been able to create a number of shell islands for birds in recent years, it is still necessary to renew or expand other beaches. It takes a lot of effort from site manager Natuurmonumenten to maintain these areas so that birds have a safe place to breed and so that everyone to enjoy the birds at these sites. The charity recognises the importance of these areas for both birds and birdwatchers and continues to support the improvement and renewing of the shell islands and beaches.

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Digital avifauna of Texel

One of the most frequently asked questions in the Bird Information Centre is: Where are the best places to see or photograph certain species on Texel? This information is of course well known, but amongst a limited number of people. We would like to collate this information and make it accessible to visitors to Texel who want to enjoy its birds. This way everybody can plan their visit and maximise their enjoyment. However, the creation of a digital avifauna costs a lot of time and money.

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Seawatching point Westerslag

For a long time there has been the need to make an accessible seawatching point on Texel. A point from which observers can look over the sea in a range of conditions while remaining sheltered from the wind. The dunes at Westerslag on the North Sea coast is one of the best locations for this as the seabirds here are close to the coast.

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Birdwatching screen Renvogelveld

Thanks to donations collected during the Wadden Islands Bird Festival in 2016, and thanks to a donation from Jan Boon, a birdwatching screen could be created in the Renvogelveld. This birdwatching screen looks out over the flooded grassland close to the lighthouse. Visitors who walk around the area can now watch the birds without disturbing them.

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Creation of nature-friendly areas in the Renvogelveld

Following an initiative from the Bird Information Centre, and with the cooperation of the former owner of the Robbenjager (Jaap Groen), a plan was developed to enhance the grassy area between the Robbenjager and the lighthouse for birdwatching. Two existing ditches were excavated into scrapes that ensure that the grassland is wet for much of the winter.

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New breeding beaches along the eastern side of Texel

Although we have been able to create a number of shell islands for birds in recent years, it is still necessary to renew or expand other beaches. It takes a lot of effort from site manager Natuurmonumenten to maintain these areas so that birds have a safe place to breed and so that everyone to enjoy the birds at these sites. The charity recognises the importance of these areas for both birds and birdwatchers and continues to support the improvement and renewing of the shell islands and beaches.

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