Between Shetland and Sognefjord, Norway, and Calais in the south, lies the North Sea. Seven countries share a North Seacoast. Both the coastal zone and the sea itself are of great importance for birds.
“Birds around the North Sea” aims to show the richness of the birdlife around the North Sea and the variety of landscapes these birds live in. Landscapes that include nature reserves, ports, open sea, cities and industrial zones.
Being a Dutch photographer, Sijmen Hendriks started this project on the Dutch coast. In 2007 a visit to Shetland followed. Now he has visited all seven countries on the North Sea.
Still, many places need to be visited.