Terschelling is rich in beautiful nature reserves
The island of Terschelling is rich in beautiful nature reserves and serves as a habitat for a unique variety of plants and animals. In 2009, the Wadden Sea was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Boschplaat and the Noordsvaarder are also on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Numerous species of birds and animals live and feed on Terschelling. At our reception you can get a free brochure with the names and pictures of all these bird and animal species, so that you can easily recognise them in the wild. It is not without reason that Terschelling is very popular with real nature lovers!
- World Heritage site Boschplaat
- Discover the various plant species
- Book an excursion and discover for yourself
Perhaps one of the most famous nature reserves on Terschelling is the Boschplaat. This nature reserve covers a large area in the eastern part of the island. The Boschplaat is an important breeding ground for all kinds of birds. The salt marshes along the Wadden Sea are the habitat of gulls and spoonbills. Various species of tern live on the Koffieboonplaat. Every year in spring and autumn, large groups of migratory birds visit the Boschplaat on their way to their breeding or wintering grounds.
The Boschplaat is a unique area for bird watchers. But the nature reserve is also ideal for a relaxing walk. Take into account the breeding season of the various birds, as not all areas are accessible to the public during this time.