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?
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
When visiting Curaçao or as a citizen of this island, ever hear a strange melodious birdsong protruding the night, and wonder what it might be. Well, if it is not the screech or call of a Barn owl, or the tittering sounds of a nightjar, you are listening to the song of this charming fellow; … More Birds in the garden (BIG) 3: Chonchorogai
Curacao is in a lockdown, because of the Covid-19 crisis, and we are all not allowed to go out. But some of us have gardens with trees and other vegetations and for all of you we share the exiting news that the spring migration has started and is becoming visible for all of you on … More Migratory season alert!
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
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
When ‘Hoody’ is taking a bath Our very first introduction to an Hooded Warbler was in the first week of October 2019 while bird watching on the small island of Klein Curaçao, located east of the big island. As you can imagine this meeting was one of a kind, and will be described later in … More Rare bird: Hooded warbler
An encore, 15 years later In the fall of 2004 Leon and I encountered a very interesting bird in the mangroves in the saliña of Daaibooi. It was only later that we realized we had a look at a not so frequent visitor to our island, the Mangrove cuckoo. Before we could get back to … More Rare bird: Mangrove cuckoo
Curaçao is on a roll birdwatching wise. This year has proved to be such an exciting one for us, with all the new discoveries and new records for the island it’s incredible. And it isn’t done yet. On December 5th we discovered yet another new species for the island, a new record which brings the … More LIFER: American Herring gull