Team the de Spotvogels, consisting of Marije Binsbergen, Peter van Ooijen, Elske Sjollema and Bart Vastenhouw, will compete for the first time in 2018.
A fanatic twitcher, but an even more fanatic Big Day birder. Sends much of his year planning the best route needed to see as many different types in a particular area. Between 2011 and 2014, our specialised area was the ‘Top of Holland’ (TOH consists of Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe) and from 2015 onwards we targeted the national Big Day record, which resulted in a new Dutch record of no less than 201 species in a single day during 2016. This year we will aim for the Texel record!
The team ‘de Jonge Hondjes’ (The Young Dogs) is truly a young team. When they first participated in 2017, the youngest team member was just 13, and the oldest 17 years old. Starting at midnight and finishing just five minutes before midnight, this energetic team finished second: a top class performance.