“Discover the Magic of Bird Counting: Natuurpunt and Zwin Nature Park Zetten Vogels in the Spotlight!”

On the weekend of 27 and 28 January, it’s that time again: Natuurpunt invites everyone to take part in the annual garden bird count. An event that not only brings nature lovers together, but also provides the ideal opportunity to experience the beautiful world of birds up close. Zwin Nature Park also enthusiastically participates, where the feeding hut plays a central role in bird watching and counting. In this blog post, we take you into the enchanting world of bird counting and share why the feeding hut at Zwin Natuur Park is the place to do it.

Bird counting weekend

The Magic of Bird Counting in the Feeder Hut:

A feeding hut is like a window to nature, a place where humans and birds meet. Zwin Nature Park is proud to offer such an ideal place to observe birds up close. During the weekend of 27 and 28 January, the feeding hut will be the hotspot to enjoy the variety of birds feasting on the food on offer.

The Swing Guide, your Personal Birdwatcher:

Are you curious about the different bird species that visit the feeding hut? The Swing Guide is on hand to tell you all about the colourful feathered friends you may encounter. Whether you are a novice birder or a seasoned enthusiast, the Swing Guide will provide you with fascinating information about the most common bird species in the Zwin Nature Park.

Educational and Fun: Feeding Birds:

Feeding birds is not only an educational experience, but also a fun activity for the whole family. The Zwin guide is happy to share tips and tricks on how to feed birds responsibly. Find out which food is best for which bird species and how to create a welcoming environment for these beautiful animals.

Why Bird Counting is Important:

The annual bird count is more than just a fun event. It also provides valuable data for Natuurpunt and other conservation organisations. By participating, you contribute to monitoring the bird population and understanding changes in the ecosystem. It is a simple way to actively participate in nature conservation and contribute to the preservation of biodiversity.


Join the “Bird counting weekend”

Experience the magic of birds in the Zwin during the Bird Counting Weekend!


Saturday 27 January 2024
Sunday 28 January 2024

Standard admission ticket Zwin
10h00 – 17h00

Zwin Natuur Park
Graaf Leon Lippensdreef 8
8300 Knokke-Heist

Parking plan Knokke-Heist

Private Parking hotel St Pol:
Out of season: 12.50 euro / night stay.
Season: 12.50 euro / night stay.

Green zone
From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. € 2,30 per hour, € 12.50 / day
Free outside weekends and school holidays!

Orange zone:
From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. € 2.50/hour max. 4 hours.

To be paid all days.

Red zone:
From 11h to 19h max. 1 hour parking € 2,50/hour second hour is € 3,50/ hour. Max. 2 hours.
To be payed all days.

Do you park longer than the allowed time? Then you pay the retainer fee of €80 per day.

Underground parking :
Dumortierlaan Underneath the IJzerpark

Under the Verweeplein

Under the minigolf

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