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
The world celebrates World Shorebirds Day on Thursday September 6 2018. This day is not only about raising awareness of these birds, it also focusses on the many challenges these birds face such as the shrinking of critical stop over sites where these birds come to take a break during their long migration travels, or … More World Shorebirds Day 2018 on Curacao
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!