The avian delights of Curaçao

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!

No Roads Barred

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.)

DSCN5773-1The 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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