Warning: Breeding season for coastal and seabirds is upon us again

Download the article in Dutch here: Most bird species on Curaçao are very pragmatic with regard to their breeding period. If it rains and there is enough food, birds will breed. Or in some cases such as the Crested Caracara, when it gets drier and there is more bait and carrion they will breed. However, … More Warning: Breeding season for coastal and seabirds is upon us again

AD article: Breeding behavior of Yellow orioles

Yellow Orioles are native breeding birds for the island of Curaçao but are much rarer than the conspicuous orange-collared troupial. These bright yellow birds have a black bib and mask as well as black wings with white markings. In Papiamentu they are called Trupial kachó which translates to ‘barking troupial’, a name which points to … More AD article: Breeding behavior of Yellow orioles

Upside down Banaquit – what to present on feeding tables

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

An amicable bonding of species or preparations for an attack….?

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….?

Nature book for educational institutes on Curacao

Help us realize the first edition of our new series of nature books about the natural resources of Curaçao! (LINK: https://gofund.me/54ab26ec ) Sun, sea and sand… but above all a lot of biodiversity. The advertising of the island of Curaçao usually does not go further than the standard pictures of white beaches with blue water, … More Nature book for educational institutes on Curacao

Birds in the garden (9): the Bare-eyed pigeon

One of the larger pigeons on the island, this species has gone from being rare to abundantly present in 15 years. ENGLISH: Bare-eyed PigeonDUTCH: NaaktoogduifPAPIAMENTO: Ala blanca (Palomba di mondi on Bonaire)SCIENTIFIC: 𝘗𝘢𝘵𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘰𝘦𝘯𝘢𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘴 The most well known local pigeon species on the island is the Ala blanca or Bare-eyed Pigeon, which can now be … More Birds in the garden (9): the Bare-eyed pigeon