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?

Birds in the garden (9): the Bare-eyed pigeon

One of the larger pigeons on the island, this species has gone from being rare to abundantly present in 15 years. ENGLISH: Bare-eyed PigeonDUTCH: NaaktoogduifPAPIAMENTO: Ala blanca (Palomba di mondi on Bonaire)SCIENTIFIC: 𝘗𝘢𝘵𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘰𝘦𝘯𝘢𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘴 The most well known local pigeon species on the island is the Ala blanca or Bare-eyed Pigeon, which can now be … More Birds in the garden (9): the Bare-eyed pigeon

Birds in the garden (BIG) 8: the Troupial

Almost certainly the most photographed bird on the island by visitors and island residents. ENGLISH: Venezuelan TroupialDUTCH: Oranje TroepiaalPAPIAMENTO: TrupialSCIENTIFIC: 𝘐𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘶𝘴 𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘶𝘴 The orange Troupial (sometimes called the Venezuelan Troupial) is on of the most striking birds in Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao and is therefore featured on many a brochure, leaflet and advertisement to encourage … More Birds in the garden (BIG) 8: the Troupial

Birds in the garden (BIG) 7: Tropical mockingbird

These common birds on Curacao can be seen and heard over the entire island and can easily be spotted on every beach and even on the Christoffel mountain. These mockingbirds will sometimes copy the songs of other birds, displaying one of the most complex songs in the local bird world. ENGLISH: Tropical MockingbirdDUTCH: Caribische SpotlijsterPAPIAMENTO: … More Birds in the garden (BIG) 7: Tropical mockingbird

Birds in the garden (5): White-tipped dove

Pigeons and doves often do not get the attention they deserve by birdwatchers as they are considered to be common and not very interesting. A serious misconception as this beauty illustrates perfectly. ENGLISH: White-tipped DoveDUTCH: Verraux’ DuifPAPIAMENTO: Ala DuruSCIENTIFIC: (𝘓𝘦𝘱𝘵𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘢 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘶𝘹𝘪) A pigeon which can most often be seen walking through the garden or the … More Birds in the garden (5): White-tipped dove

Birds in the garden (BIG) 2: Prikichi

Top 10 Birds in the garden on Curaçao (2) – Brown-throated parakeet The ‘lovely’ song of this green beauty wakes us up in the morning. What they haven’t got in melodiousness they have got in beauty! ENGLISH: Brown-throated parakeet DUTCH: Maisparkiet, PAPIAMENTO: Prikichi, SCIENTIFIC: (𝘌𝘶𝘱𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘶𝘭𝘢 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘹 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘹) The Prikichi di Kòrsou is a bird, which … More Birds in the garden (BIG) 2: Prikichi