DUTCH Er zijn inmiddels verschillende artikelen verschenen over het nieuwe boek ‘Vogels van Curacao’ dat sinds kort in de boekhandels te krijgen is. Ook in het Antilliaans Dagblad stond eind december een volledig artikel over de publicatie van het nieuwe vogelboek. Hier kunt u de PDF van dit artikel downloaden (in het Nederlands). ENGLISHSeveral articles … More AD newspaper article about new book
As many of you already know, 2022 started with some fantastic news for Curacao!After some very stressful hair pulling weeks, the new book ‘Vogels van Curacao‘ was finally finally finally available in 3 stores on Curacao, and boy are we proud! To see our own proud Warawara on the cover in the book stores on … More New book now in bookstores on Curacao
Short stocky legs, a very long think bill with a very sensitive tip, large eyes, and a rounded stocky body as well. Wilson’s Snipes are one of those birds you will instantly recognize when you encounter them. And that part is what is difficult, encountering them. Cause even with all their beautiful patterns and rufous … More Hiding in plain sight – Wilson’s snipe
So agile and busy. Bananaquits have a natural diet that consists of more insects than nectar even though their name in Dutch suggests otherwise. They are called Suikerdiefje or Sugar thief in Dutch, aimed towards their taste for refined sugar when it is presented to them in feeding areas. Don’t get me wrong, in nature … More Upside down Banaquit – what to present on feeding tables
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!
Every group of birds have their own quirks. Parrots and parakeets are playful, naughty and smart. Sandpipers are always running towards you or away from you, always busy poking in the ground. Hummingbirds are nosy, on the move towards their next flower and very aware of camera lens eyes, as such responsible for many a … More Warbler alert: Prothonotary warbler
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