Discover the birds of the Oostvaardersplassen lakes
The Oostvaardersplassen lakes are renowned among birdwatchers for the white-tailed eagles that can be spotted when they use the area as a breeding ground. The autumnal migration is another claim to fame as many different types of birds come to the marshlands to rest before continuing their journey southward. At the same time, many birds call the area home during the winter months, such as thousands of Eurasian wigeons and teals. It is a sight not to be missed!
Visit in the spring and you can hear the songs of bluethroats and common grasshopper warblers coming from the reeds and, if you're lucky, you might even hear a golden oriole. In the summer, you can see lovely breeding birds such as black-winged stilts and spoonbills.
But that’s not all! There is an enormous variety of birds that can be spotted throughout the year, such as common kingfishers, willow tits, Cetti’s warblers, Eurasion bitterns, bearded reedlings and many more…