About the committee
a passion for birds on Texel
Dutch naturalist Jac. P. Thijsse was probably the first person to put Texel on the map as a ‘Bird Island’. Since then, bird and wildlife enthusiasts have visited Texel for the great diversity and numbers of birds that are present year-round. Nowadays Texel is still a true paradise for birds, although many threats are present. The ‘Texel Bird Island’ charity has the aim of ensuring that Texel remains a bird island. The charity is committed to making birdwatching on Texel more accessible to everyone through the creation of new birdwatching areas and by providing information on the birds so that even more people can enjoy the beautifully rich bird life the island has to offer.
Birdwatching has become so common on Texel that it is easy to forget how important this form of recreation has become for Texel. The beauty of Texel’s wildlife is abundantly clear, yet many people are oblivious to how vulnerable it can be. We believe that by encouraging people to actively enjoy nature, their awareness will be increased. Enabling more people to experience nature for themselves will in turn bring more understanding and support for its protection.
People within the committee