So agile and busy. Bananaquits have a natural diet that consists of more insects than nectar even though their name in Dutch suggests otherwise. They are called Suikerdiefje or Sugar thief in Dutch, aimed towards their taste for refined sugar when it is presented to them in feeding areas. Don’t get me wrong, in nature … More Upside down Banaquit – what to present on feeding tables
People tend to look at nature with very romantic glasses, and often push certain stereotypes onto certain species of animals. Think of the ‘ferocious King of the jungle Lion’ (where the females are often the ones hunting while the king is chilling somewhere around). It isn’t different with birds, and our name giving or the … More An amicable bonding of species or preparations for an attack….?
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 … More New book: ‘Vogels van Curaçao’ (in Dutch)
There are certain birds, most people don’t even know exist on the island much less that they are breeding birds. True, some of these birds make it really really difficult to photograph them in the wild due to their habitats or way of living. Like this little fellow on the photo on the left. This … More Mysterious bird: White-tailed nightjar
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐰𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐬 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐜̧𝐚𝐨!?Many have asked this question over the last couple of days. Traditionally the months of August and September are Swallow months on our island, meaning that suddenly out of nowhere thousands of these tiny agile birds are roaming around all over the island in a … More S.O.S. Swallow – What is going on?
Some years the first swallows arrive at the end of July and other years at the end of Augustus or beginning of September. Whenever they arrive on the island of Curacao, the first arrivals always mark the start of the fall migration! And every migration season brings its own exiting bird encounters. Bird Watchers who … More Fall migration season 2021 starts!