When a Cayenne or Sandwich tern is practising his dance moves to impress his lady you need no television to be entertained. Just watch this fellow practice the entire sequence of mating. Very soon these birds will be nesting on our island, and hence they have started to arrive in large numbers. Sandwich / Cayenne … More Tern dance moves
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
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!