This enchanting and common bird on the island is actually and endemic subspecies for the sister islands Curacao and Aruba. The island of Bonaire has its own endemic subspecies. ENGLISH: BananaquitDUTCH: SuikerdiefjePAPIAMENTO: Barika HelSCIENTIFIC: 𝘊𝘰𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘣𝘢 𝘧𝘭𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘰𝘭𝘢 𝘶𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘺𝘨𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘴 These birds are very common on Curaçao, and are easily identified by the yellow belly, black jacket and … More Birds in the garden (BIG) 4: Bananaquit
Top 10 Birds in the garden on Curaçao (2) – Brown-throated parakeet The ‘lovely’ song of this green beauty wakes us up in the morning. What they haven’t got in melodiousness they have got in beauty! ENGLISH: Brown-throated parakeet DUTCH: Maisparkiet, PAPIAMENTO: Prikichi, SCIENTIFIC: (𝘌𝘶𝘱𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘶𝘭𝘢 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘹 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘹) The Prikichi di Kòrsou is a bird, which … More Birds in the garden (BIG) 2: Prikichi
As Covid-19 has also arrived in Curaçao a couple of weeks ago and the government has slowly been upgrading the measures to prevent the spreading of the virus, birdwatching in nature is out of the question. As of last Sunday night we have a ‘Shelter in place’ active, which basically means that inhabitants are not … More Birds in the garden (BIG) 1: Mòfi
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
The world celebrates World Shorebirds Day on Thursday September 6 2018. This day is not only about raising awareness of these birds, it also focusses on the many challenges these birds face such as the shrinking of critical stop over sites where these birds come to take a break during their long migration travels, or … More World Shorebirds Day 2018 on Curacao
Click here for your bird counting sheets of both terrestrial and water birds! Bird counting terrestrial birds Bird counting water birds Join the birdwatching and bird counting fun by going out on May 5th 2018 on Global Big Day and help measure the bird population of Curacao. On Saturday, May 5 2018, thousands of people … More Global Big Day 2018 – Curacao bird counting sheets
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!