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
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
One of the larger pigeons on the island, this species has gone from being rare to abundantly present in 15 years. ENGLISH: Bare-eyed PigeonDUTCH: NaaktoogduifPAPIAMENTO: Ala blanca (Palomba di mondi on Bonaire)SCIENTIFIC: 𝘗𝘢𝘵𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘰𝘦𝘯𝘢𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘴 The most well known local pigeon species on the island is the Ala blanca or Bare-eyed Pigeon, which can now be … More Birds in the garden (9): the Bare-eyed pigeon
Almost certainly the most photographed bird on the island by visitors and island residents. ENGLISH: Venezuelan TroupialDUTCH: Oranje TroepiaalPAPIAMENTO: TrupialSCIENTIFIC: 𝘐𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘶𝘴 𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘶𝘴 The orange Troupial (sometimes called the Venezuelan Troupial) is on of the most striking birds in Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao and is therefore featured on many a brochure, leaflet and advertisement to encourage … More Birds in the garden (BIG) 8: the Troupial
These common birds on Curacao can be seen and heard over the entire island and can easily be spotted on every beach and even on the Christoffel mountain. These mockingbirds will sometimes copy the songs of other birds, displaying one of the most complex songs in the local bird world. ENGLISH: Tropical MockingbirdDUTCH: Caribische SpotlijsterPAPIAMENTO: … More Birds in the garden (BIG) 7: Tropical mockingbird