Utopia / De Schorren

Utopia nature reserve is part of the so-called ‘Bird Boulevard’ on Texel. Developed in 2009/2010, this reserve from Natuurmonumenten consists of shallow pools and low-lying islands. This provides the perfect habitat for species such as Avocet, Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Redshank and Black-tailed Godwit. However, the area is famous for its Sandwich Tern colony, which numbers around 4,000 pairs.

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During the breeding season, volunteers from Natuurmonumenten are on-site to provide information about the birds of Utopia, the coastal marsh of the Schorren and the surrounding intertidal areas. A large colony of Spoonbills breed on the Schorren, and many come to Utopia to forage, giving ample photo opportunities.

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During the Wadden Islands Bird Festival there will be additional volunteers to tell you about the area and its birds.


  • Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel
  • Vogelinformatiecentrum
  • Natuurmonumenten
  • Vogelbescherming Nederland
  • VVV Texel

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