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To: GP Langdijk
Of: Zuid-Scharwoude, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Available: Weekend
Language: Dutch/English German/French

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GP Langdijk
Zuid-Scharwoude, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Available: Weekend
Language: Dutch/English German/French

I live in the north western part of Holland in the province of Noord-Holland. In this part of the country you have some good places to go birding. Close to the Northsea (15 km) where there is always a lot to see. In spring and automn there is the migration of shorebirds, ducks and seabirds you can see from several lookout spots at the coast. On land there are some good places too, The dunes along the coast, some wetlands behind the dikes. A special good place is Zwanewater with contents two sweetwater lakes and is situated in the coastal dunes near Callantsoog. There are breeding Spoonbills and all kind of marshbirds such as Harriers, Reedwarblers, Bluethroats and for the third year we have breeding Cetti warbler. For 20 years I monitor birds in Zwanewater which gives much satisfaction.

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