Short stocky legs, a very long think bill with a very sensitive tip, large eyes, and a rounded stocky body as well. Wilson’s Snipes are one of those birds you will instantly recognize when you encounter them. And that part is what is difficult, encountering them. Cause even with all their beautiful patterns and rufous … More Hiding in plain sight – Wilson’s snipe
Rare bird alert: Blue Grosbeak – Blauwe Bisschop (Dutch) The Blue Grosbeak is a very rare sighting for Curacao. Until 2019, this bird was never seen here on the island. Just once on Bonaire. In November 2019, a female Blue Grosbeak was first spotted near Blue Bay. This year (2021), for the first time in … More Rare bird alert: Blue grosbeak
Every group of birds have their own quirks. Parrots and parakeets are playful, naughty and smart. Sandpipers are always running towards you or away from you, always busy poking in the ground. Hummingbirds are nosy, on the move towards their next flower and very aware of camera lens eyes, as such responsible for many a … More Warbler alert: Prothonotary warbler
Seen for the first time on Curaçao in March 2018 by visitors of the island and later by Curacao Backyard Birding in the area of Lagun, for a few weeks the Swallow-tailed kite played around the hills of Jeremi and Lagun. The animal was spotted several times and recorded as such on ebird.org. On Saturday … More Rare bird alert: Swallow-tailed kite
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐰𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐬 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐜̧𝐚𝐨!?Many have asked this question over the last couple of days. Traditionally the months of August and September are Swallow months on our island, meaning that suddenly out of nowhere thousands of these tiny agile birds are roaming around all over the island in a … More S.O.S. Swallow – What is going on?
𝗕𝗶𝗿𝗱 𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗖𝗿𝗼𝘀𝘀 𝗜𝘀𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗧𝗿𝗶𝗽 On Saturday October 16 2021 we will organize the first Bird Watching Cross Island Trip in 1½ years. The group assembles at 7.30 AM at the parking place of Centrum Piscadera on Curacao. The month of October is one of the months in which bird migration from North to South … More Bird Watching Cross Island trip
Some years the first swallows arrive at the end of July and other years at the end of Augustus or beginning of September. Whenever they arrive on the island of Curacao, the first arrivals always mark the start of the fall migration! And every migration season brings its own exiting bird encounters. Bird Watchers who … More Fall migration season 2021 starts!
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
November bird watching on Curaçao – always a surprise Bird watching on Curaçao is a surprise throughout the year. The island may be small (444 square kilometers or +/- 171.4 square miles), but has many small habitats spread out from the east to the west. Even in the inner city of Unesco World Heritage Willemstad, … More November bird watching on Curacao
This week we had the good fortune of encountering another LIFER on our birding list. And this time it was both a lifer for Curacao (discovered by colleague Henriette in the weekend of 9/10 November) and a lifer for us personally. This particular species has never been recorded for Curacao and this first time encounter … More LIFER: Blue Grosbeak