New book: ‘Vogels van Curaçao’ (in Dutch)

From left to right authors Leon Pors and Michelle Pors-da Costa Gomez and director of printer Drukkerij RAD Dordrecht Johan den Houter with the first book. Picture by Jeroen Pors.

We are incredibly proud to announce that the new book ‘Vogels van Curaçao’ (Birds of Curaçao – in Dutch), has been delivered by the printer. A large part of this edition is going off to Curaçao by boat and a limited amount is now available in the Netherlands.

  • 300 sponsored books for educational institutions on their way to Curaçao
  • Books for sale on their way to Curaçao
  • Limited number now available in the Netherlands

We are very happy and very proud to share the news that the brand new book ‘Birds of Curaçao’ (the Dutch edition) by authors Michelle Pors-da Costa Gomez and Leon Pors has recently been delivered by printer RAD Dordrecht. The book has 312 pages and contains more than 450 color photos of birds living and migrating on Curacao made by the authors and by the photographers Henny Klein Klouwenberg, Rob Wellens, Hubert de Palm, Job Stumpel, Carel de Haseth, Judith Schnog, and the late Anita de Moulin. The foreword to the book was written by biologist and nature lover Gerard van Buurt.

100+ sponsors through crowdfunding for educational institutions
Thanks to the financial support of more than 100 sponsors, the costs for 300 copies of this first edition have been covered, copies that will be distributed free of charge to educational institutions in Curaçao. We once again would like to express a big word of thanks to everyone who contributed to this fantastic result. It’s still an unreal feeling to get support from so many people. A big word of thanks also goes to the Stichting Curaçao Style and the Fonds Ars Antilliani. Without their tremendous contribution to this project, this would not have come true.

The transport of the 300 sponsored books and the books that will go on sale on the island is being arranged as you read this. The transport company has collected the books from the printer and we will quickly gain insight into the date on which the books actually leave the port of Rotterdam on their way to Curaçao. We sincerely hope that the books will arrive before Christmas and will be cleared through customs so that they will be available for sale at a number of outlets. We will keep you informed, so fingers crossed! However, a book presentation and signing session on the island are no longer possible for us in 2021, so that will be postponed to January 2022. We will keep you informed about that too and also about the distribution of the 300 books to schools, libraries and other educational institutions.

Front cover of the new book.

Book for sale in the Netherlands
In addition to the 300 free copies for educational institutions on the island and the books that will be for sale on Curaçao, a limited part of the edition, about 200 books, is for sale in the Netherlands through the authors. 100 of these have already found their way to a new owner. This first edition is handled entirely in-house by the authors, and orders are therefore personally processed.

These are the general details of the book (valid in NL):

Ken uw fauna – Vogels van Curaçao
Softcover with 2 flaps (to be used as bookmarks)
312 pages in color with over 450 photos.

Michelle Pors-da Costa Gomez & Leon Pors
ISBN: 978-90-9035156-8


€29.50 each including shipping costs within the Netherlands

If you live in the Netherlands, or if you would like to have the book delivered to a Dutch address, you can now place your official order by filling in this form:

Please include the following information in your message:
– Your full name;
– the number of books you want to order;
– the address within the Netherlands where the book should be delivered;
– any details (if it is a present for example)

You will receive an order confirmation from us with a payment request from a Dutch bank. As soon as your payment has been received, we will ensure that your order is shipped. You will also receive a message about this. As previously written, this first edition will be produced entirely in-house by the authors and therefore the distribution through the postal offices will be handled personally as well. Personal contact is very important to us. If you have any questions, you can always contact us at the above email address!

We would like to thank you all again for the overwhelming support!

With very warm regards,
Michelle Pors-da Costa Gomez
Leon Pors

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