Global Big Day: Help count birds on Curacao May 13 2017

2nd time Curaçao participates in Global Big Day Bird telling kust Bird telling tuin In 2016, it was the first time Curaçao participated on a larger scale in the so called Global Big Day, an international event in which thousands of people all over the world went into nature to spot birds and count them. In nature areas, parks and gardens data was acquired after which these were handed over to coordinating organization or uploaded directly on the special birdwatching […] Read more »

2016 – A year in birds on Curaçao | a new publication

2016 – A year in birds on Curaçao Download: Vogelboek CFF 2016 lr In January 2015 a team of bird enthusiasts started the Bird Watching Curaçao Facebook page under guidance of the Curaçao Footprint Foundation. All administrators of the page followed the extensive Birds of Curaçao (ornithology) course of the foundation. They wanted to stay active to keep up with the bird information of the region and the island, and to train field identification skills. The main focus of the […] Read more »

Know your fauna: Birds – Neotropic cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus)

If you ever drive past the the water treatment plant of Klein Hofje in the early morning of late afternoon you can sometimes see black birds, sitting on the edge of the water basins with their wings spread out in the sun. These are cormorants. These animals can also be regularly spotted at coastal locations, such as the Seaquarium. This bird is approximately 60 centimeters long and completely dark, almost black, in color. The most striking features of these cormorants […] Read more »

Know your fauna: Birds – Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) MIGRANT

Few people will notice this common water guest, unless they are observing well. The 14-centimeter long bird is has a dark brown color on the upper parts and a cream-colored to yellowish belly showing dark stripes or dots. In addition, the animal has a yelow-white stripe on the head which crosses the eye. The most striking feature of the animal is the way it moves around: upright and with a whipping tail. This is usually the behavior which attracts attention […] Read more »

Know your fauna: Birds – Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)

The Blue-winged Teal is one of many species of ducks which can be found on the islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao. If you really want to observe the animals now, while the dams are still dry, the water treatment plants on the islands are the best bet to find them. You will find the birds, sometimes in huge numbers, on the edges of the water tanks which make them relatively easy to observe, even though they are shy. Blue-winged […] Read more »