Warning: Breeding season for coastal and seabirds is upon us again

Download the article in Dutch here: Most bird species on Curaçao are very pragmatic with regard to their breeding period. If it rains and there is enough food, birds will breed. Or in some cases such as the Crested Caracara, when it gets drier and there is more bait and carrion they will breed. However, … More Warning: Breeding season for coastal and seabirds is upon us again

AD article: Breeding behavior of Yellow orioles

Yellow Orioles are native breeding birds for the island of Curaçao but are much rarer than the conspicuous orange-collared troupial. These bright yellow birds have a black bib and mask as well as black wings with white markings. In Papiamentu they are called Trupial kachó which translates to ‘barking troupial’, a name which points to … More AD article: Breeding behavior of Yellow orioles

Upside down Banaquit – what to present on feeding tables

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

An amicable bonding of species or preparations for an attack….?

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….?

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

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)

S.O.S. Swallow – What is going on?

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?