Common harbor birds of The Netherlands

In each harbor that I have visited some kind of birds always seem to be present. I will make a short list of the most common ones. Think this is funny, since the common birds in Swedish or German harbors are different.

  • Crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus)
  • Common mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
  • House martin (Delichon urbica)
  • Barn swallow (Hirundo rustica)
  • Eurasian coot (Fulica atra)
  • Grey heron (Ardea cinerea)
  • Common tern (Sterna hirundo)
  • Black headed gull (Larus ridibundus)
  • Eurasian widgeon (Anas penelope)
  • Egyptian goose (Alopochen aegypticus)
  • Barnacle goose (Branta leucopsis)
  • Mute swan (Cygnus olor)
  • Great cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)
  • Lesser cormorant (Ph. pygmaeus)

Author: captain

Johannes, born in 1960 at Zierikzee, The Netherlands, and living in Nacka, Sweden. Owner of S/Y Isabell.

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