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

Tern dance moves

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

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

LIFER: Pied Water-Tyrant

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