Bird watching in itself is a phenomenal way to connect with nature. And if you can take others along who are as focussed as yourself on the feathered little surprises, you are in a for a fantastic time. Thank you Anne Pinto Rodrigues for coming to Curacao and enjoying it so much!
The last time I had a completely ‘WOW’ birdwatching experience was in Sulawesi, Indonesia. That was almost 2 years ago. So when we decided to head to the island of Curaçao in the Caribbean, I knew I wanted to spend my time birdwatching while hubby got his Advanced Open Water certification. (More about why we chose to visit Curaçao, in an upcoming post.)
The colourful waterfront of the capital, Willemstad
The island of Curaçao is separated from mainland South America by a deep ocean trench and is only about 40 miles north of the nearest point in Venezuela. Of the 200+ birds species seen on the island, a few are endemic to the Caribbean region, while several are South and North American species. Curaçao has no endemic bird species but a few sub-species are known to be local to the island only, like the Brown-throated Parakeet (Aratinga pertinax…
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