LIFER: Blue Grosbeak

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

LIFER Summer Tanager

A first encounter with a very special bird species My first meeting with a Summer Tanager happened last Monday September 23rd 2019 on Curaçao. After a full morning bird watching with school kids in the scorching heat, we were too tired to do anything in the afternoon and decided to sit on the lounge set … More LIFER Summer Tanager

LIFER Cattle Tyrant

  ‘New kid on the block’   In the week of September 14, we received a Facebook message by Rob Wellens (Curacao Backyard Birding) saying; ‘Cattle Tyrant at BB’. Our birdwatcher’s hearts started beating faster. A Cattle Tyrant, a bird mentioned in the bird books for Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao (both from De Boer / … More LIFER Cattle Tyrant

LIFER Black tern

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