Spring migration is on and many birds are already on their way back to North America to breed. Besides many waterbirds, warblers are the ones we are on the lookout for on Curacao. These small, overactive insect eaters will occasionally visit our island on their way north, to spend some very important time on the … More LIFER: Common Yellowthroat
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
Rare visitor Slowly but surely the number of terns are getting smaller. The breeding season, of the species breeding on Curacao is over, youngsters are into full studying mode and both adults and youngsters of some species will group together before going away to their feeding grounds for the coming months, before returning to our … More LIFER Black tern
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
Several species of sea and coastal birds have started the breeding ritual on Curacao as early as the month of April. The Jan Thiel salt pan area is no exception. As an official Important Bird Area (IBA) the saltpans are not only important as a feeding ground for American flamingo’s (Phoenicopterus ruber), but are also … More Special report: Seabird breeding in Jan Thiel saltpans
Click here for your bird counting sheets of both terrestrial and water birds! Bird counting terrestrial birds Bird counting water birds Join the birdwatching and bird counting fun by going out on May 5th 2018 on Global Big Day and help measure the bird population of Curacao. On Saturday, May 5 2018, thousands of people … More Global Big Day 2018 – Curacao bird counting sheets
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!
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!