𝗕𝗶𝗿𝗱 𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗖𝗿𝗼𝘀𝘀 𝗜𝘀𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗧𝗿𝗶𝗽 On Saturday October 16 2021 we will organize the first Bird Watching Cross Island Trip in 1½ years. The group assembles at 7.30 AM at the parking place of Centrum Piscadera on Curacao. The month of October is one of the months in which bird migration from North to South … More Bird Watching Cross Island trip
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!
Curacao is in a lockdown, because of the Covid-19 crisis, and we are all not allowed to go out. But some of us have gardens with trees and other vegetations and for all of you we share the exiting news that the spring migration has started and is becoming visible for all of you on … More Migratory season alert!
When ‘Hoody’ is taking a bath Our very first introduction to an Hooded Warbler was in the first week of October 2019 while bird watching on the small island of Klein Curaçao, located east of the big island. As you can imagine this meeting was one of a kind, and will be described later in … More Rare bird: Hooded warbler
An encore, 15 years later In the fall of 2004 Leon and I encountered a very interesting bird in the mangroves in the saliña of Daaibooi. It was only later that we realized we had a look at a not so frequent visitor to our island, the Mangrove cuckoo. Before we could get back to … More Rare bird: Mangrove cuckoo
Curaçao is on a roll birdwatching wise. This year has proved to be such an exciting one for us, with all the new discoveries and new records for the island it’s incredible. And it isn’t done yet. On December 5th we discovered yet another new species for the island, a new record which brings the … More LIFER: American Herring gull
One of the most elusive herons on Curacao is the Striated Heron. As a very rare visitor from South America, this heron species which is known in Dutch as the Mangrovereiger (Mangrove Heron), has been spotted sporadically on the islands of Curacao and Bonaire and more often on the latter. As such it is not … More LIFER: Striated Heron
November bird watching on Curaçao – always a surprise Bird watching on Curaçao is a surprise throughout the year. The island may be small (444 square kilometers or +/- 171.4 square miles), but has many small habitats spread out from the east to the west. Even in the inner city of Unesco World Heritage Willemstad, … More November bird watching on Curacao
This week we had the good fortune of encountering another LIFER on our birding list. And this time it was both a lifer for Curacao (discovered by colleague Henriette in the weekend of 9/10 November) and a lifer for us personally. This particular species has never been recorded for Curacao and this first time encounter … More LIFER: Blue Grosbeak
Crested Caracara’s are not in short supply on Curaçao. These birds of prey, which are carrion eaters but can be effective hunters if they want to be, are profiting from the many birds, lizards, iguanas and pets killed in traffic accidents as well as from the many dead dogs, cats, goats and even donkeys and … More LIFER Yellow-headed Caracara