Free additional pages to the ‘Vogels van Curacao’ book

For everyone who has bought either the first edition or second edition of the ‘Vogels van Curaçao’ book by authors Michelle Pors-da Costa Gomez and Léon Pors, we have wonderful surprise.

As you might know, the bird book, first published in 2021 and with a second edition in 2022, which is available in local book stores Mensing’s Caminada, Bruna as well as the souvenir shop at Landhuis Bloemhof, gives an insight in both the breeding and migratory birds that can be spotted on the island. With 312 pages of pictures and description the book gives a good overview of the species, but choices had to be made with the birds described in full text, as the book was growing very thick during the writing process. That is the reason why all the recorded birds can be seen in the checklist of registered birds in the back of the book, but not all species are represented in the centre of the book.

We are changing that now, by offering everyone who bought the book, updates of bird descriptions of the species not included in the descriptions area of the book, graphically designed in the same way as the book. These updates can be downloaded for free on our website. Readers who want the addition in their book, can print it either in black and white or in full colour themselves as every page indicates where the specific bird species needs to be placed in the book.

The first bird species we include in these free updates is the Red knot, also called Kanoet in Dutch.
The updates are all written in Dutch as the book is also published in Dutch.

Don’t have the bird book yet, check it out at Mensing’s Caminada, Landhuis Bloemhof or Bruna. It will be the perfect present for your nature-loving friends!
If you live in the Netherlands you can contact us through the Contact page to order your copy!

Vogels van Curaçao – Update 01: Red Knot – Kanoet – (Calidris canutus) download

Updated Bird Species Checklist Curacao May 4, 2022
Download here: Updated Bird Checklist Curacao May 4, 2022

Book: Vogels van Curaçao now for sale in the Netherlands and Curacao
There are still a (shrinking) number of the new book ‘Vogels van Curaçao’ for sale in the Netherlands.

Cover of the new book!

These are the general details of the book (valid in NL):
Title: Ken uw fauna – Vogels van Curaçao
Softcover with 2 flaps (to be used as bookmarks)
312 pages in color with over 450 photos.
Authors: Michelle Pors-da Costa Gomez & Leon Pors
ISBN: 978-90-9035156-8
Price: €29.50 each including shipping costs within the Netherlands

Order your copy in the following way: If you live in the Netherlands, or if you would like to have the reserved book delivered to a Dutch address, you can now place your official order by sending an email to:

Please include the following information in your email:
– Your full name;
– the number of books you want to order;
– the address within the Netherlands where the book should be delivered;
– any details (if it is a present for example)

You will receive an order confirmation from us with a payment request from a Dutch bank. As soon as your payment has been received, we will ensure that your order is shipped. You will also receive a message about this. As previously written, this first edition will be produced entirely in-house by the authors (and therefore the distribution through the postal offices will be handled personally as well). Personal contact is very important to us. If you have any questions, you can always contact us at the above email address!

On Curacao
The books are available at Mensing’s Caminada, Bruna Curacao and Landhuis Bloemhof!

Book ‘Rikesa di yobidaby authors Gerard van Buurt and Carel de Haseth and published by Fundashon Bon Intenshon now digitally available!
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 sold out. Many have been asking about a reprint of the colorful book with short stories on local flora and fauna amply illustrated by photos from the island itself. The authors together with the publisher have now decided to make the book available as a digital document (PDF) that is downloadable to everyone. So here it is:

Book tile: RIkesa di yobida (2011)
Authors/photographers: Gerard, van Buurt, Carel de Haseth, Leon Pors
Publisher: Fundashon Bon Intenshon
ISBN: 978-99904-1-550-6
Language: Papiamentu/ English/ Dutch
Excerpt English: In Rikesa di yobida the attention is focused on the magical transformation of nature after rainfall, one of the positive side effects of tropical storm Tomas in 2010. This book is written for the youths in the hope it will contribute to a better understanding and more appreciation for nature.
Excerpt Dutch: In Rikesa di yobida wordt een blik geworpen op de magische transformatie in de natuur veroorzaakt door regenval. Er is vooral aandacht besteed aan de positieve kanten van de storm Tomas in 2010. Dit boekje is bestemd voor de jeugd in de hoop dat ze onze natuur beter leert kennen en ook waarderen.
Excerpt Papiamentu: Den Rikesa di yobida ta tira un bista riba e transformashon di naturalesa den temporada di áwaseru. Espesialmente a pone énfasis riba e parti positivo ku Tomas a trese kuné na aña 2010. E buki akí ta dediká na hubentut, ku speransa ku e lo sirbi pa nan siña konosé i apresiá nos naturalesa mas.

2020 E-Book: Top 10 Garden birds on Curaçao
During the lockdown and social isolation many on our island turn to the garden. As a tropical Caribbean island most people have some kind of outdoor space where meeting with local birds can be varied. Of all the 60+ breeding birds recorded on the island, many native ones can be encountered in the garden, especially if offered water and some food. This E-book gives information on the Top 10 native garden birds which can be encountered in the garden on our island. Written and photographed by Michelle Pors- da Costa Gomez for the Curaçao Footprint Foundation, it is available in English, Dutch and Papiamento. Download the low resolution e-book here or mail to request the High resolution volume in your language of choice!

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→ English version:
Ebook Top 10 native garden birds on Curacao LR

→ Nederlandse versie: 
Ebook Top 10 inheemse tuinvogels op Curacao LR

→ Vershon na Papiamentu:

Ebook Top 10 para lokal den kura LR

Global Big Day 2018 – Bird monitoring sheets with pictures
On May 5th 2018, the world celebrates Global Big Day, a day where individuals all over the world go into the field to count birds and upload their findings on Curacao is no exception! For the past 3 years we have been participating in Global Big Day with a large group of volunteers, 2018 will be the 4th time we participate. And as we did in the past years, we want to help you by making bird identification a little easier with 2 bird counting sheets with the most common terrestrial and most common coastal and seabirds. Dowload them and use them on May 5. Send the forms back to us so we can process them online. And don’t forget to have lots of fun!

Bird counting sheet – Terrestrial birds (birds on land)

Click on the pictures to download the form or click on this link: Bird telling tuin

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Bird counting sheet – Coastal and sea birds (waterbirds)

Click on the pictures to download the form or click on this link: Bird telling kust
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