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: 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