Help curlews and wheatears, video


This 19 February 2019 Dutch video is about birdwatchers on Texel island raising money to help sand dune birds like curlews and northern wheatears.

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Oil slick victim guillemots cleansed


This 18 December 2018 video is from Ecomare museum on Texel island in the Netherlands. Then, over twenty guillemots had been brought to the museum. The birds had become victims of an oil slick.

The video shows washing the guillemots; to clean their feathers and make it possible to free the birds again.

American vireo on Dutch Texel island


This Dutch tweet is about a red-eyed vireo from North America, very rare in Europe, but now present on Texel island in the Netherlands for the first time.

This May 2016 video from North America is called Red-Eyed Vireo Song.

Special beetle discovered on Texel island


This 2009 video from Slovakia is called Buprestis (Ancylocheira) novemmaculata novemmaculata, Linnaeus, 1767.

Warden Erik van der Spek on Texel island in the Netherlands reports today:

At the work shed of Staatsbosbeheer on Texel the jewel beetle Buprestis novemmaculata was found. Until now, this beetle was only known in the Netherlands from the Bergen and Schoorl dune forest, the first sighting there was in 1997. …

Presumably the closest natural population can be found in Alsace

in France.