Wintering wildfowl in the Dutch – Belgian delta
A 100% birdwatching (holi)days to enjoy the spectacle of wildfowl in the Dutch-Belgian delta where, amongst thousands of White-fronted, Barnacle, Brent, Bean and Pink-footed Geese such rarities as Red-breasted or Lesser White-fronted Geese appear during winter time. This time of the year nearby lagoons also teem with wildfowl, whilst White-tailed Eagle, Perergrine, Short-eared Owl, Shore Lark, Crested Lark and Snow Bunting may be found in the adjacent dunes, meadows and coastal waters.
Arrival in Brussels airport from where a connecting train goes directly to Mechelen city. Then a 15 minute walk to the hotel.
After breakfast, pick up from the hotel by car. Full day personal guidance in the Dutch field hopping from one hotspot to another led by a guide very familiar with the area. Drop off back at the hotel in Mechelen in the evening.
After breakfast, pick up from the hotel by car. Personal guidance in the Belgian field hopping from one hotspot to another led by a guide very familiar with the area. Drop off back at the hotel in Mechelen in the evening.
A 15 minute walk to the central railway station of Mechelen for the connecting train to Brussels airport.
Notes: Schedule is flexible according flights, weather circumstances and when & where wintering geese or rarities are present. Those interested in cultural heritage: trains – leaving from Mechelen railway station – lead to all big cities nearby: Brussels, Brugge and Gent. Also host city Mechelen has a lot to offer history related!