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
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
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
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
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
DUTCH version will be uploaded later! It is now the middle of April and slowly but surely the breeding season for sea birds and coastal birds is starting again. Whereas some tern species have practically disappeared from the radar in the past months, they are suddenly back, and in huge numbers. Anyone who has … More Breeding season of sea and coastal birds starting!