Over the years we’ve had the pleasure of meeting some great birding enthusiasts. We take pride in helping our guests get the best birdwatching experience possible.
” The report is a very welcome and accurate reminder”
Many thanks for the report; (..). The report is a very welcome and accurate reminder of what was an excellent day. The wind was quite strong at times, but we managed to see a quite good number of birds and your professionalism and good guidance was much appreciated.
I will certainly hope to come over to Netherlands again next year and I will be sure to contact you for another day of birding – with a very good guide!
Prof Sir Adrian Webb
“(he is ) able to give numerous insights into other interesting aspects”
My two days of birdwatching in the Netherlands with guide, Robert de Groot, were most enjoyable. He arrived very punctually both mornings. One day we visited Zeeland and locations on the way; the second day we went to Oostvaardersplassen. Each day, Robert found many good birds and was able to give numerous insights into other interesting aspects of the history, geology, biology
and environmental significance of each region. I learned a lot! Tasty snacks and lunches were provided as well. His final report was a very thorough summary of the two days. I can very highly recommend Robert as a bird guide. I hope to participate in one of his birdwatching tours in Spain one day.
Many thanks for a wonderful and memorable experience!
Sincerely, Cordelia Lane, USA
“I never get tired of Bluethroats”
I booked both a full day (Oostvaardersplassen) and half day (Dunes and Grasslands) tours with FlevoBirdwatching during a recent visit to the Netherlands. Robert de Groot was my guide for both days. He is an excellent guide, very knowledgeable about both the local area and the birds, but also about the local ecology and history (and good company as well). It was a great all round experience, in addition to great birding.
During our tour of the Oostvaardersplassen we visited a range of sites and habitats, seeing 84 (and another heard only) for the day, of which 8 were new for me. Highlights included Bearded Reedling (Tit), Bluethroat, Eurasian Spoonbill, Eurasian Hobby and a Northern Goshawk sitting on prey whilst being harassed by crows.
During the following day’s Dunes and Grasslands tour we visited a couple of wetland sites before finishing in woodland on sand dunes, with 74 seen (and 2 more heard only), 2 of which were new for me – highlights being plenty of Bluethroats (can’t tire of those), singing Savi’s Warbler, Black-necked Grebes, Garganey, Black Tern and Purple Heron. Overall it was an excellent birding experience and I would thoroughly recommend both FlevoBirdwatching and Robert. I’d happily book a tour with them again.
A great birding experience!
Frank Hemmings, June 2013
“It’s about more than just how many bird we spotted”
“.. I had the pleasure of taking two day-long excursions. The first day was to the Oostvaardersplassen area (98 species) and the second was to Amsterdamse Waterleiding Duinen, Woerdense Verlaat, Groene Jonker, and Waverveen (81 species). The guides, Pim (first day) and Robert (second day), were first class: knowledgable, friendly, and professional.
I especially enjoyed the fact that, while both Pim and Robert were focused on getting me good looks at target species, they both recognized that the days were about more than just how many birds we saw. Both guides were able and willing to share their knowledge and ideas about a wide range of natural history (e.g., mammals, plants) and about Dutch culture and history. I can’t wait for my next trip to the Netherlands so I can explore another part of the country with someone from the team….”
Jason – Canada, May 2011