Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis)

20172903-southern lapwing_1600FB 350The Southern Lapwing was a bird which visited the islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao irregularly in the past. Sometimes they were spotted and sometimes they were not.

About 5 years ago that completely changed. For one reason or another some of the birds that visited the island decided to stay over indefinitely. And it did not take long for the first pairs to breed, in Malpais. There are several locations where these birds can be spotted at the moment, and the one that is easiest to access is the dam of Muizenberg,. If you drive over the dam itself you may be able to spot the birds sitting on the edge along the water. But be careful cause they are very skittish.

Photographed at Muizenberg Dam.

Southern Lapwing – Chileense Kievit – Kivit (Papiamento)


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