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100 honderd vogelsoorten soorten voorschoten Mark Bos Fotografie Bosvogelt Natuur Vogelen

100 bird species in Voorschoten

The Netherlands is a bird-rich country; birds can be seen virtually anywhere and everywhere. In dense forests, wide dunes, and open fields. But also in parks, ponds, and small ditches. A group of chaffinches and goldfinches foraging in a garden; a peregrine falcon hunting between skyscrapers. When there’s any source of food around, birds are usually close. And not just pigeons and gulls…

To illustrate how bird-rich the Netherlands really is, and even more, how bird-rich any given piece of this country can be, I’ve set myself a challenge: to spot a hundred different species of birds in my hometown, Voorschoten, in 2019. With a surface area of just 12 square kilometer, the township of Voorschoten is one of the ten smallest townships of the Netherlands. So finding 100 bird species in Voorschoten (100 vogelsoorten in Voorschoten) will be quite the task!

The rules are:

  • The bird must be on or above the surface area of the township of Voorschoten
  • Escaped and exotic/non-native birds do not count.

The number of species I’ve seen so far this year:

126 / 100

Check my blog for more details on the species, and my Instagram and YouTube channel for regular updates!

Species seen so far:

  • Barn swallow
  • Barnacle goose
  • Black kite
  • Blackbird
  • Blackcap
  • Black-headed gull
  • Black-tailed godwit
  • Black-winged stilt
  • Blue tit
  • Bluethroat
  • Brambling
  • Buzzard
  • Carrion crow
  • Cattle egret
  • Chaffinch
  • Chiffchaff
  • Coal tit
  • Collared dove
  • Coot
  • Cormorant
  • Cuckoo
  • Curlew
  • Dark-bellied brent goose
  • Dunnock
  • Fieldfare
  • Firecrest
  • Gadwall
  • Garden warbler
  • Goldcrest
  • Goldfinch
  • Goshawk
  • Grasshopper warbler
  • Great crested grebe
  • Great spotted woodpecker
  • Great white egret
  • Greater black-backed gull
  • Greater Canada goose
  • Greater redpoll
  • Greater white-fronted goose
  • Green sandpiper
  • Green woodpecker
  • Greenfinch
  • Grey heron
  • Grey plover
  • Grey wagtail
  • Greylag goose
  • Hawfinch
  • Herring gull
  • Hobby
  • Honey buzzard
  • House martin
  • House sparrow
  • Jackdaw
  • Jay
  • Kestrel
  • Kingfisher
  • Lapwing
  • Lesser black-backed gull
  • Lesser spotted woodpecker
  • Lesser whitethroat
  • Linnet
  • Little grebe
  • Little ringed plover
  • Long-eared owl
  • Long-tailed tit
  • Magpie
  • Mallard
  • Marsh harrier
  • Marsh tit
  • Marsh warbler
  • Meadow pipit
  • Mew gull
  • Moorhen
  • Mute swan
  • Nightingale
  • Northern wheatear
  • Nuthatch
  • Osprey
  • Oystercatcher
  • Peregrine falcon
  • Pink-footed goose
  • Purple heron
  • Raven
  • Red knot
  • Red-crested pochard
  • Redshank
  • Redwing
  • Reed bunting
  • Reed warbler
  • Ring ouzel
  • Robin
  • Rook
  • Sand martin
  • Sandpiper
  • Sedge warbler
  • Shelduck
  • Short-toed treecreeper
  • Shoveler
  • Siskin
  • Snipe
  • Song thrush
  • Sparrowhawk
  • Spoonbill
  • Spotted flycatcher
  • Starling
  • Stock dove
  • Stonechat
  • Stork
  • Swift
  • Tawny owl
  • Tern
  • Tree pipit
  • Tree sparrow
  • Tufted duck
  • Tundra bean goose
  • Water rail
  • Whimbrel
  • Whinchat
  • White wagtail
  • Whitethroat
  • Wigeon
  • Willow warbler
  • Wood pigeon
  • Woodcock
  • Wren
  • Yellow wagtail