The Purple Gallinule

Emotion is not always a photographers best friend. Especially not when you finally see a species of bird you have been looking for, for weeks, and finally stand eye to eye with it in perfect lighting and perfect background. I am an emotional photographer and I can tell you this, it’s darn difficult to get … More The Purple Gallinule

Greater Yellowlegs

Two (2) species of Yellowlegs can be found on our island, the Lesser Yellowlegs and the Greater Yellowlegs. The untrained eye will have great difficulty distinguishing these 2, as they look very similar. True the Lesser Yellowlegs only measures about 26 centimeters while the Greater Yellowlegs measures up to 35 centimeters. But once you see … More Greater Yellowlegs

Blackburnian warbler

A very rare visitor to Curacao and so fast you almost don’t see him; the Blackburnian warbler is a small ( 13 centimeter long) bird looking a lot like the Blackpoll warbler in winter plumage but slightly different in coloring. Blackburnian warblers have a yellow stripe on the head and the coloring of their feet … More Blackburnian warbler

Upland sandpiper

Of course every time we go birdwatching we hope to see a rare bird for Curacao, especially in the migration season. It doesn’t always happen but when it does…. man are we excited. This one was no exception, a rare visitor from North America with only 2 records for Curacao in the bird book*: the … More Upland sandpiper

Almost adults

Colorful, endearing and unexpected. Every time we see these great looking Black-bellied whistling ducks on Curacao, we just realize how lucky we are to have so much variety in our bird wildlife. This species has had an exceptionally great breeding year in 2016/2017 and most of the offspring are most probably now in South America. … More Almost adults