Netherlands - Herons & Stilts and other waterbirds

On this page you will find pictures of herons, stilts and other water birds photographed by me in The Netherlands.

You can scroll down to see all photo's or you can click on the underlined English name in the list (link) to see the respective photo.

  1. Great Cormorant - Aalscholver
  2. European Shag - Kuifaalsscholver
  3. Grey Heron - Blauwe Reiger
  4. Purple Heron - Purperreiger
  5. Great Egret - Grote Zilverreiger
  6. Little Egret - Kleine Zilverreiger
  7. Black-crowned Night-heron - Kwak
  8. Great Bittern Roerdomp
  9. Black Stork - Zwarte Ooievaar
  10. White Stork - Ooievaar
  11. Eurasian Spoonbill - Lepelaar
  12. Greater Flamingo - Flamingo
  13. Glossy Ibis - Zwarte Ibis
  14. Caribbean Flamingo - Caribische Flamingo
  15. Chilean Flamingo - Chileense Flamingo
  16. Demoiselle Crane - Jufferkraanvogel
  17. Common Crane - Kraanvogel
  18. Water Rail - Waterral
  19. Eurasian Oystercatcher - Scholekster
  20. Pied Avocet - Kluut
  1. Northern Lapwing - Kievit
  2. Ringed Plover - Bontbekplevier
  3. Eurasian Woodcock - Houtsnip
  4. Jack Snipe - Bokje
  5. Common Snipe - Watersnip
  6. Black-tailed Godwit - Grutto
  7. Bar-tailed Gotwitt - Rosse Grutto
  8. Whimbrel - Regenwulp
  9. Eurasian Curlew - Wulp
  10. Common Sandpiper - Oeverloper
  11. Spotted Red-shank - Zwarte Ruiter
  12. Wood Sandpiper - Bosruiter
  13. Common Redshank - Tureluur
  14. Dunlin - Bonte Strandloper
  15. Ruddy Turnstone - Steenloper
  16. Red Knot - Kanoet
  17. Sanderling - Drieteenstrandloper
  18. Purple Sandpiper - Paarse Strandloper
  19. Broad-billed Sandpiper - Breedbekstrandloper
  20. Ruff - Kemphaan

Great Cormorant
Aalscholver
Enkhuizen
4 May 2011
European Shag
Kuifaalsscholver
IJmuiden
22 February 2012
Grey Heron
Blauwe Reiger
Loosdrecht
14 February 2009
Purple Heron
Purperreiger
Naardermeer, Naarden
12 April 2015
Great Egret
Grote Zilverreiger
Botshol, Waverveen
15 February 2010
Little Egret
Kleine Zilverreiger
St. Philipsland
13 June 2010

Black-crowned Night-heron
Kwak
Duivendrecht
10 July 2015

This is a juvenile.

Great Bittern
Roerdomp
Lauwersmeer
13 February 2010

Black Stork
Zwarte Ooievaar
Wieringermeer
3 September 2014

This is a juvenile.

White Stork
Ooievaar
Kortenhoef
7 June 2014

Friends of mine have this large nest on a tall pole in their garden.

Eurasian Spoonbill
Lepelaar
Zierikzee
17 January 2010
Glossy Ibis
Zwarte Ibis
Bovenmeent, Hilversum
23 August 2012
Greater Flamingo
Flamingo
Veluwemeer, Elburg
29 March 2011
Caribbean Flamingo
(on the left: a Greater Flamingo)
Caribische Flamingo
Veluwemeer, Elburg
29 March 2011
Chilean Flamingo
(together with 1 Caribbean and 3 Greater Flamingo's)
Chileense Flamingo
Veluwemeer, Elburg
29 March 2011

Demoiselle Crane
Jufferkraanvogel
Rijswijk (Gelderland)
30 oktober 2012

Although this rare bird is not banded, there is some doubt among Dutch birders about whether this is a real wild bird or an escape from a zoo or private collection. In approaching it, it acted not very shy. Further research is currently conducted.

Common Crane
Kraanvogel
Fochteloerveen
9 April 2010
Water Rail
Waterral
Oostvaardersplassen
16 November 2010
Eurasian Oystercatcher
Scholekster
Texel
18 April 2012
Pied Avocet
Kluut
Texel
18 April 2012

Northern Lapwing
Kievit
De Groene Jonker, Zevenhoven
26 May 2010

Ringed Plover
Bontbekplevier
Petten
12 March 2010

Eurasian Woodcock
Houtsnip
Maarssen
2 November 2015

My nephew Ebe found this bird near his house. It was unable to fly so he took the bird home and put it in his bird cage. He called me to the rescue and I took it to my local bird rescue center where they took good care of it.
Of course I took this photo while we had it in the cage.

 

Jack Snipe
Bokje
Ruigenhoekse Polder, Utrecht
7 February 2012

Please also see my hilareous video of this Jack Snipe!

Common Snipe
Watersnip
Groenekan
6 February 2012

Black-tailed Godwit
Grutto
Zierikzee
12 June 2010

Bar-tailed Gotwitt
Rosse Grutto
Colijnsplaat, Zeeland
18 February 2011

Whimbrel
Regenwulp
Callantsoog
14 August 2009

Eurasian Curlew
Wulp
Texel
28 December 2010
Common Sandpiper
Oeverloper
Oostvaardersplassen, Almere
6 May 2011
Spotted Red-shank
Zwarte Ruiter
Zierikzee
17 January 2010
Wood Sandpiper
Bosruiter
Nieuwe Keverdijkse Polder, Weesp
24 April 2013
Common Redshank
Tureluur
Zierikzee
17 January 2010

Ruddy Turnstone
Steenloper
Callantsoog
14 August 2009

Red Knot
Kanoet
Brouwershaven, Zeeland
18 February 2011

Sanderling
Drieteenstrandloper
Schiermonnikoog
17 February 2007

Sanderling is characteristicly see running at shore's edges with rapidly moving feet.
Sanderling is the only sandpiper lacking a hindclaw, as you can see clearly on this photo.

Dunlin
Bonte Strandloper
Lauwersoog (haven)
25 March 2013
Purple Sandpiper
Paarse Strandloper
IJmuiden
6 December 2010
Broad-billed Sandpiper
(on the right: Temminck's Stint)
Breedbekstrandloper (rechts: Temminck-strandloper)
Maasbree
7 May 2012
Ruff
Kemphaan
Lauwersmeer
12 April 2009

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