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The Netherlands

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When: Aug 02, 2017 12:00 AM to Aug 11, 2017 11:00 PM
Dan van den Broek

Aug 2-11, 2017 | This small country famous for its windmills, canals, and tulips is also great for birding. Come explore it with Portland Audubon.

Great Spotted Woodpecker - Tom Lee
Great Spotted Woodpecker - Tom Lee

** Trip Full, but sign up for Wait list below as cancellations DO occur!**

August 2-11, 2017

(Tentative dates)

This small country famous for its windmills, canals, and tulips is also great for birding. With its coastline, many wetlands, and small woodland reserves, the Netherlands offer a remarkable diversity of species. We will begin
our visit at Hoge Veluwe National Park containing the largest woodland in the country. A walk through the forests, heath, and dunes should produce Hawfinch, Crested Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Goldcrest, and this is also our best chance to see some land mammals, including Red Deer and Mouflon. We will visit Flevoland and the Weeribben National Park, and in their lakes and marshes we should find Eurasian Spoonbill, Tufted Duck, Barnacle Goose, and Eurasian Avocet. After a short ferry ride, we will be on Texel, the largest of the Friesian Islands. Texel is one of the most important breeding grounds for waterfowl and shorebirds in Europe. We will look for Common Redshank, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Graylag Goose, and Common Eider, along with a variety of gulls, terns, and shorebirds that occur on the tidal flats and marshes. Heading south to the Rhine Delta in Zeeland, we will visit a series of small islands rich in wetlands and look for Great Crested Grebe, Common Pochard, Yellow Wagtail, and Bluethroat. On our last day, we will spend time in Amsterdam, where you may want to visit one of its world-famous museums such as the Rijksmuseum, or just wander the city as you like.

Eurasian Spoonbill - Bernard Dupont
Eurasian Spoonbill - Bernard Dupont

Registration Details

For More Information: Please contact Dan van den Broek at 971-222-6105 or dvandenbroek@audubonportland.org

Leaders: Dan van den Broek, Trip Leader & Educator, and Patty Newland, Portland Audubon Trip Leader
$3295 members / $3595 non-members
Single supplement:
Please contact us if you are interested in a single supplement to confirm availability.

Fee Includes: All ground transportation, double-occupancy lodging, breakfasts, lunches, local guide fees and tips, entrance fees, excursions and the services of your skilled leaders. Not included: Airfare to & from Amsterdam and dinners.



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