Book ‘Rikesa di yobida‘ by 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request the High resolution volume in your language of choice!
→ English version:
Ebook Top 10 native garden birds on Curacao 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 eBird.org. 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
Bird counting sheet – Coastal and sea birds (waterbirds)
Click on the pictures to download the form or click on this link: Bird telling kust