Birding in Holland around Amsterdam

Old May 7th, 2007, 01:59 AM
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Birding in Holland around Amsterdam

Hello,

My husband and i are going to do a Europe trip in september. We want to do a lot of Birdwatching. We are staying 4 nights in Amsterdam and looking for a local bird guide / tour operator to provide us with a nice daytour of birdwatching close to Amsterdam in the netherlands ?
we are hoping to see a lot of geese, waterfowl and white taile eagle !

Many thanks for answers.
Inge and Rob, Utah
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I've seen swans, ducks, and wild canaries on the west side of Haarlem. There are forests and dunes between Haarlem and the sea. Contact the tourist board, VVV.
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A very nice area to go birdwatching is the Naardermeer (http://tinyurl.com/2q65j2
Only in Dutch.... ).
For information about the area just call: +31356951840.

Another intereseting site: http://tinyurl.com/27gpoz

Everyone with "Noord-Holland" behind their name is mostly to be foudn around Amsterdam.
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The best place of all is the Oostvaarderplassen in Flevoland. A birders paradise. The Eagle you want to see lives and breeds there. Not sure of any tour operators that offer trips but it is easy to get to by car. Plenty of hides available

http://tinyurl.com/2nxp9y

Just found this too - sounds like what you are looking for:
http://www.birdsnetherlands.nl/
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Many thanks for your quick replies. I am going to the Oostvaardersplassen.
I have booked a daytour for next month with www.birdsnetherlands.nl (Flevo Birdwatching) I am looking forward to go birding in the Netherlands and my trip to Amsterdam !
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Although it's probably a bit too far and also you won't see birds in the wild, the Dutch Parrot Refuge is a wonderful sanctuary for exotic birds and injured wild birds:
http://www.papegaai.org/index.php?ta...els&paginanr=1
we've visited it several times and are greatly impressed with the job they do. It's located near a pretty little town (Oerle), nice for stolling and having lunch.
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Glad to have been of help. You will really enjoy the Oostvaardersplassen. It is s truly wonderful place.
Enjoy Amsterdam!
Good Dutch name you have too - are you Dutch or have you Dutch ancestors?
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