LIFER: Blue Grosbeak

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

LIFER Summer Tanager

A first encounter with a very special bird species My first meeting with a Summer Tanager happened last Monday September 23rd 2019 on Curaçao. After a full morning bird watching with school kids in the scorching heat, we were too tired to do anything in the afternoon and decided to sit on the lounge set … More LIFER Summer Tanager

Tern dance moves

When a Cayenne or Sandwich tern is practising his dance moves to impress his lady you need no television to be entertained. Just watch this fellow practice the entire sequence of mating. Very soon these birds will be nesting on our island, and hence they have started to arrive in large numbers. Sandwich / Cayenne … More Tern dance moves

Special report: Seabird breeding in Jan Thiel saltpans

Several species of sea and coastal birds have started the breeding ritual on Curacao as early as the month of April. The Jan Thiel salt pan area is no exception. As an official Important Bird Area (IBA) the saltpans are not only important as a feeding ground for American flamingo’s (Phoenicopterus ruber), but are also … More Special report: Seabird breeding in Jan Thiel saltpans