DUTCH Er zijn inmiddels verschillende artikelen verschenen over het nieuwe boek ‘Vogels van Curacao’ dat sinds kort in de boekhandels te krijgen is. Ook in het Antilliaans Dagblad stond eind december een volledig artikel over de publicatie van het nieuwe vogelboek. Hier kunt u de PDF van dit artikel downloaden (in het Nederlands). ENGLISHSeveral articles … More AD newspaper article about new book
As many of you already know, 2022 started with some fantastic news for Curacao!After some very stressful hair pulling weeks, the new book ‘Vogels van Curacao‘ was finally finally finally available in 3 stores on Curacao, and boy are we proud! To see our own proud Warawara on the cover in the book stores on … More New book now in bookstores on Curacao
Identifying herons and egrets can be tricky, especially when you are looking at a full white specimen. It can be an individual of a species that is white, of a species that is white when in the juvenile stadium, or a species that normally has a different color, but also produces so-called ‘white morphs’. Confusing … More How to identify a Great Egret?
If you visit the coastline of the island regularly chances are great that you have encountered this bird along the rocky coast. And if not you might have encountered the effects of its strong bill on the surrounding snail shells. American oystercatchers can be found throughout the year and will also breed on the island. … More American oystercatcher
Short stocky legs, a very long think bill with a very sensitive tip, large eyes, and a rounded stocky body as well. Wilson’s Snipes are one of those birds you will instantly recognize when you encounter them. And that part is what is difficult, encountering them. Cause even with all their beautiful patterns and rufous … More Hiding in plain sight – Wilson’s snipe
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
People tend to look at nature with very romantic glasses, and often push certain stereotypes onto certain species of animals. Think of the ‘ferocious King of the jungle Lion’ (where the females are often the ones hunting while the king is chilling somewhere around). It isn’t different with birds, and our name giving or the … More An amicable bonding of species or preparations for an attack….?
We are incredibly proud to announce that the new book ‘Vogels van Curaçao’ (Birds of Curaçao – in Dutch), has been delivered by the printer. A large part of this edition is going off to Curaçao by boat and a limited amount is now available in the Netherlands. 300 sponsored books for educational institutions on … More New book: ‘Vogels van Curaçao’ (in Dutch)
One of our bird monitoring points is located in the middle of the Brievengat district in a fairly busy area. Every time we do our research work at this location, we have interesting meetings and conversations with people from the neighborhood, who walk by or cycle and want to know what we do. The knowledge … More Bird behavior: fight for an Iguana tail
Rare bird alert: Blue Grosbeak – Blauwe Bisschop (Dutch) The Blue Grosbeak is a very rare sighting for Curacao. Until 2019, this bird was never seen here on the island. Just once on Bonaire. In November 2019, a female Blue Grosbeak was first spotted near Blue Bay. This year (2021), for the first time in … More Rare bird alert: Blue grosbeak