State of the world's birds case studies

Pressure: Why birds are declining
Response: What can be done to improve the status of birds

Key publications


  • Eggenhuizen, T. and van den Tempel, R. (1996) Belangrijke Vogelgebieden [Important Bird Areas]. Zeist: Vogelbescherming Nederland. [In Dutch]
  • van den Tempel, R. and Osieck, E. R. (1994) Areas important for birds in the Netherlands: wetlands and other areas of international or European importance for birds. Technical Report 13E. Zeist: Vogelbescherming Nederland.

Netherlands at a glance




41,543 km2

BirdLife Partner

Vogelbescherming Nederland


Total number of birds 271
Globally threatened birds 10
Country endemics 0

Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas

Number of IBAs 106
Total IBA area 1,932,139 ha

Endemic Bird Areas

Number of EBAs 0

Recommended Citation
BirdLife International (2021) Country profile: Netherlands. Available from Checked: 2021-05-09