So agile and busy. Bananaquits have a natural diet that consists of more insects than nectar even though their name in Dutch suggests otherwise. They are called Suikerdiefje or Sugar thief in Dutch, aimed towards their taste for refined sugar when it is presented to them in feeding areas. Don’t get me wrong, in nature … More Upside down Banaquit – what to present on feeding tables
Some years the first swallows arrive at the end of July and other years at the end of Augustus or beginning of September. Whenever they arrive on the island of Curacao, the first arrivals always mark the start of the fall migration! And every migration season brings its own exiting bird encounters. Bird Watchers who … More Fall migration season 2021 starts!
Pigeons and doves often do not get the attention they deserve by birdwatchers as they are considered to be common and not very interesting. A serious misconception as this beauty illustrates perfectly. ENGLISH: White-tipped DoveDUTCH: Verraux’ DuifPAPIAMENTO: Ala DuruSCIENTIFIC: (𝘓𝘦𝘱𝘵𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘢 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘶𝘹𝘪) A pigeon which can most often be seen walking through the garden or the … More Birds in the garden (5): White-tipped dove
The world celebrates World Shorebirds Day on Thursday September 6 2018. This day is not only about raising awareness of these birds, it also focusses on the many challenges these birds face such as the shrinking of critical stop over sites where these birds come to take a break during their long migration travels, or … More World Shorebirds Day 2018 on Curacao
DUTCH version will be uploaded later! It is now the middle of April and slowly but surely the breeding season for sea birds and coastal birds is starting again. Whereas some tern species have practically disappeared from the radar in the past months, they are suddenly back, and in huge numbers. Anyone who has … More Breeding season of sea and coastal birds starting!
Volunteers of Bird Watching Curaçao had the horror of discovering an illegal 100meter mist net placed in the middle of the Muizenberg Dam. … More Illegal bird trapping in Muizenberg Dam.