Photo of Punt van Reide, the Netherlands

Dollart

The Dollart, or Dollard in dutch, is a bay on the Dutch-German border. In the late Middle Ages, this bay was created by floods and storm surges, drowning several villages. Now, the Dollart is an important breeding and feeding area for birds. The Dollart is a dynamic coastal nature reserve with intertidal mudflats and saltmarshes. Here salt water from the North Sea mixes with fresh water from the German river Ems and the Dutch river Westerwoldse Aa. Both the german and dutch parts of the Dollart are part of the Wadden Sea, inscribed on the Unesco World heritage list.

Photo of Punt van Reide, the Netherlands
Punt van Reide, the Netherlands
Photo of Barnacle Geese, Bohrinsel, Dyksterhusen, Germany
Barnacle Geese, Bohrinsel, Dyksterhusen, Germany, with the port of Emden in the background.
Photo of a Meadow Pipit, Bohrinsel, Dyksterhusen, Germany
Meadow Pipit, Bohrinsel, Dyksterhusen, Germany
Photo of Black-tailed Godwits, Bohrinsel, Dyksterhusen, Germany
Black-tailed Godwits, Bohrinsel, Dyksterhusen, Germany
Photo of Barnacle Geese, Polder Breebaart. the Netherlands
Barnacle Geese, Polder Breebaart. the Netherlands
Photo of Punt van Reide, the Netherlands
Punt van Reide, the Netherlands
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Oystercatcher, Bohrinsel, Dyksterhusen, Germany, with the port of Emden in the background.
Photo of Mudflats, the Netherlands
Mudflats, the Netherlands
Photo of a Reed Bunting, Westerwoldse Aa, the Netherlands
Reed Bunting, Westerwoldse Aa, the Netherlands
Photo of Buitengeul Reiderland, the Netherlands
Buitengeul Reiderland, the Netherlands
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Marsh Harrier, Rysum, Germany
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Dunlins and Knots, National Park Niedersachsisches Wattenmeer, Bohrinsel, Dyksterhusen, Germany
Photo of a Bluethroat, Polder Breebaart, the Netherlands
Singing Bluethroat in Polder Breebaart, the Netherlands
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