2017 is going out with a bang! Bird-wise! We uploaded the pictures of our bird watching trip last Saturday on Facebook but with a question mark as to the identification of one of the birds of prey we spotted. What we first thought to be a Merlin clearly wasn’t when we analyzed the pictures we … More LIFER: The Aplomado falcon
Another first time visitor to Curacao! Wednesdays are somehow magical these last few months. Our birdwatching team is in the field often, but on Wednesdays we try to combine spotting birds with bird photography and a good time. Last week we had the magnificent luck to be able to photograph a Purple gallinule in all … More LIFER: the Whistling heron
Two (2) species of Yellowlegs can be found on our island, the Lesser Yellowlegs and the Greater Yellowlegs. The untrained eye will have great difficulty distinguishing these 2, as they look very similar. True the Lesser Yellowlegs only measures about 26 centimeters while the Greater Yellowlegs measures up to 35 centimeters. But once you see … More Greater Yellowlegs
A very rare visitor to Curacao and so fast you almost don’t see him; the Blackburnian warbler is a small ( 13 centimeter long) bird looking a lot like the Blackpoll warbler in winter plumage but slightly different in coloring. Blackburnian warblers have a yellow stripe on the head and the coloring of their feet … More Blackburnian warbler
Volunteers of Bird Watching Curaçao had the horror of discovering an illegal 100meter mist net placed in the middle of the Muizenberg Dam. … More Illegal bird trapping in Muizenberg Dam.
The Southern Lapwing was a bird which visited the islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao irregularly in the past. Sometimes they were spotted and sometimes they were not. About 5 years ago that completely changed. For one reason or another some of the birds that visited the island decided to stay over indefinitely. And it … More Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis)
Did you know the Bared-eyed pigeon was almost gone from our landscape in the 80’s?! Hunting decreased the number of this, now very wide spread, species to a very low level. In the 90’s agricultural initiatives with traditional methods diminished and as such the hunting also got less. (This is just one of the reasons). … More Bare-eyed Pigeon (Patagioenas squamosa)