A first in the bird species records of Curacao. On May 2 2019, colleague birder Curacao Backyard Birding (aka Rob Wellens) sent in a Facebook Message with 4 words; ‘Eastern Kingbird at BB’. A first for us and a first for Curacao, as this flycatcher has never before been recorded for our island. There are … More LIFER: Eastern Kingbird
Indigo in January Migration season is the most exciting season for birders. The adventure of going out to look what we can find in the field, if we can include any new additions to the Curaçao birdlist and the challenge to take a good photo or video of the birds we discover. No digital entertainment … More LIFER: Indigo Bunting
New addition to the Curacao migratory bird species list Birdwatching always brings surprises and sometimes unexpected encounters. Roaming around on Tuesday September 4th, looking for some bird photography opportunities, I first had a 15-minute interaction with a Barn swallow, a young bird taking a frequent rest from its flight endeavours on the ground next to … More LIFER: Pied Water-Tyrant
On Curaçao you can find Laughing Gulls, and what is called a ‘Lachstern’ in Dutch, which means a Laughing tern if you translate the name to English. In English however we call this species a Gull-billed tern. The laughing gull is a bird species that can be found here almost all year round, and even … More Rare sighting: Gull-billed tern
And yes, we can include another new species on the growing birdlist of Curacao! Standing in the field early Tuesday morning (March 6 2018), for the Curacao Bird Survey, Curacao Backyard Birding noticed a small but very unusually coloured bird. The small, about 13 cm long bird, was bright red with a very distinctive black … More LIFER: the Vermilion Flycatcher
2016 was a fantastic year in birdwatching on Curaçao. Our Bird Watching Curaçao team members and many other volunteers and bird enthusiasts were all over the island to spot birds and their behavior and of course share the excitement when a new or rare species had been spotted. Bird watching has never been more exiting … More Brand new publication about the birds of Curaçao now online!