This can be either a one-day excursion or a more-than-one-day excursion. With an early start on the mainland (e.g. Amsterdam) and a later than usual return, Texel can indeed be covered by car in one day.
A one or two night stay in a hotel, centrally located on the island, is also possible. It provides you a good basis to explore and enjoy the many nature reserves and birding (hot)spots of the island. Prices of accommodation and an estimation of the costs for a longer-than-one-day trip can be made for you.
“Texel Bird Island” is well known for its variety of bird habitats: The North Sea, the tidal Wadden Sea, sand dunes, a lagoon and bay, woods, wet and dry polderlands and meadow lands.
Birds during migration e.g.:
Black-necked Grebe, Brent Goose, Wigeon, Pintail, Red-breasted Merganser, Golden Plover, Knot, Shore Lark, Curlew, Whimbrel, Turnstone, Greenshank, Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint, Fieldfare, Ring Ouzel.
Birds in winter e.g.:
Hen Harrier, Buzzard, Rough-legged Buzzard, Merlin, Peregrine, Shore Lark, Snow Bunting, Bean Goose, White-fronted Goose, Reed Bunting.
Birds in summer e.g.:
Spoonbill, Shelduck, Eider, Marsh and Hen Harrier, Avocet, Ringed Plover, Kentish Plover, Ruff, Snipe, Woodcock, Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Sandwich Tern, Common Tern, Arctic Tern, Little Tern, Bearded Tit, Yellow Wagtail, Goldfinch.