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An extensive area of sand-dunes that stretches along 25 km of the North Sea side of Texel island; the width of the site varies from 200 m (near De Koog village) to 2 km. Important habitats include small lakes and dune-slacks (e.g. De Muy, De Geul), sea inlets with saltmarshes (De Slufter, De Mok), sandflats (De Hors), shifting and fixed dunes, and cord-grass Spartina swards. Parts of the inner dunes are covered by forestry plantations (largely excluded from the site). Hunting is allowed but with restrictions on quarry species. Other land-uses include scattered houses, recreational facilities, and groundwater abstraction. This site, together with site 002, formed part of a single, larger site (former site NL002) in the previous pan-European IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989).
The area is important for its two traditional breeding sites of Platalea leucorodia.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Duinen en Lage Land Texel. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/07/2020.