February 16 – Klein Curacao The island of Klein Curacao, a small island of the east coast of the main island, has been a recurring source of joy for birdwatchers in the last couple of years, after starting to really monitor the variety and diversity of birds present here. It is now protected as a … More NEW RECORD: Cocoi Heron
Identifying herons and egrets can be tricky, especially when you are looking at a full white specimen. It can be an individual of a species that is white, of a species that is white when in the juvenile stadium, or a species that normally has a different color, but also produces so-called ‘white morphs’. Confusing … More How to identify a Great Egret?
A Reddish Egret in white The Reddish Egret is one of the most colourful herons on our island, with a rusty red head and neck and dark gray body. The bill, pink at the base with a black point, is characteristic of the species. This heron loves shallow inland bays and former salt pans to … More Rare bird: white Reddish egret
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