Language: English with species lists in Dutch and English
This is a Guide to the best bird sites in the Netherlands, featuring over 100 sites with access details, colour maps, and GPS coordinates. Colour photographs show both sites and birds. The descriptions of habitats and species include advice on fnding wintering ﬂocks of geese, breeding and
migrant waders, and sought-after specialities such as Lesser White-fronted Goose, White-tailed Eagle, Honey Buzzard, Eagle Owl, Purple Heron, Spoonbill, Black and Whiskered Tern, Middle Spotted and Black Woodpecker, Icterine Warbler and Bluethroat. Two final features are bilingual species lists in Dutch and in English, and suggested itineraries for short breaks.
"[...] The book is more than just an introduction to the birds of The Netherlands. It offers a lot of detailed information, many of the interesting species being treated in the text very well, with good coverage of the multiple sites where they can be found. [...]"
– Ruud van Beusekom, Ibis 163(1), January 2021
"The Netherlands is very popular with birders, featuring an array of highly sought-after breeding birds that are rare or absent in the UK. [...] This attractive pocket-sized guide introduces 85 of the most important and productive birding sites throughout the country and provides visitors with up-to-date information on where to go and what to expect. [...] This guide has been thoughtfully designed to ensure that visitors can fully beneﬁt from the author's vast experience of the country. Whether you are visiting on a day trip, an extended weekend or taking a longer break, this guide provides an indispensable companion to the best birding sites and what you can expect to see at each."
– Peter Kennerley, British Birds 113, May 2020