The very popular book ‘Rikesa di yobida’, written by authors Gerard van Buurt and Carel de Haseth and illustrated with pictures by these authors and by Leon Pors, was published in 2011 by Fundashon Bon Intenshon on Curaçao. The books were distributed to schools and a limited number was for sale in bookstores. It quickly … More Book ‘Rikesa di yobida’ can now be downloaded for free!
We are incredibly proud to announce that the new book ‘Vogels van Curaçao’ (Birds of Curaçao – in Dutch), has been delivered by the printer. A large part of this edition is going off to Curaçao by boat and a limited amount is now available in the Netherlands. 300 sponsored books for educational institutions on … More New book: ‘Vogels van Curaçao’ (in Dutch)
Rare bird alert: Blue Grosbeak – Blauwe Bisschop (Dutch) The Blue Grosbeak is a very rare sighting for Curacao. Until 2019, this bird was never seen here on the island. Just once on Bonaire. In November 2019, a female Blue Grosbeak was first spotted near Blue Bay. This year (2021), for the first time in … More Rare bird alert: Blue grosbeak
Seen for the first time on Curaçao in March 2018 by visitors of the island and later by Curacao Backyard Birding in the area of Lagun, for a few weeks the Swallow-tailed kite played around the hills of Jeremi and Lagun. The animal was spotted several times and recorded as such on ebird.org. On Saturday … More Rare bird alert: Swallow-tailed kite
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?
𝗕𝗶𝗿𝗱 𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗖𝗿𝗼𝘀𝘀 𝗜𝘀𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗧𝗿𝗶𝗽 On Saturday October 16 2021 we will organize the first Bird Watching Cross Island Trip in 1½ years. The group assembles at 7.30 AM at the parking place of Centrum Piscadera on Curacao. The month of October is one of the months in which bird migration from North to South … More Bird Watching Cross Island trip
In March we planned a Birds of Curacao workshop on Curacao which was cancelled due to Corona measures on the island. In October we have another chance to fulfill the workshop promise. A 1 session fun and hands on workshop either on October 9 or October 13. Language: Dutch – English – Papiamento. See text … More Birds of Curacao workshop
Some years the first swallows arrive at the end of July and other years at the end of Augustus or beginning of September. Whenever they arrive on the island of Curacao, the first arrivals always mark the start of the fall migration! And every migration season brings its own exiting bird encounters. Bird Watchers who … More Fall migration season 2021 starts!
Help us realize the first edition of our new series of nature books about the natural resources of Curaçao! (LINK: https://gofund.me/54ab26ec ) Sun, sea and sand… but above all a lot of biodiversity. The advertising of the island of Curaçao usually does not go further than the standard pictures of white beaches with blue water, … More Nature book for educational institutes on Curacao
#excited! We have a new publication in the making about the fauna of Curaçao. For the last couple of months we have been working hard on a new book about the natural treasures of Curaçao, based on the 10+ years of nature related articles which were published in Antilliaans Dagblad. After carefully selecting a theme, … More New nature book in the making