This site, comprising the eastern half of Terschelling island in the Wadden Sea, and being contiguous with site 007, consists of an extensive area of intertidal mudflats, raised saltmarshes, sand-dunes, and cord-grass Spartina swards, and lies adjacent to site 001. The area is protected from the North Sea by a sand dyke, built at the beginning of the twentieth century. This site, together with site 007, formed part of a single, larger site (Terschelling, former site NL005) in the previous pan-European IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989).
The area is an important feeding area in spring for Branta bernicla and is used as a high-tide roost by waterbirds that feed in the Wadden Sea. Platalea leucorodia and Larus fuscus breed in important numbers.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Terschelling: De Boschplaat. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/02/2020.