Category Archives: Birds

Photo credit- Miro Zumrik: SHAPE/DCNA The Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) on Bonaire

Caribbean Flamingo

The Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) has reached near celebrity status on Bonaire, where it is celebrated as the island’s national bird.


The Purple-throated Carib (Eulampis jugularis) and the Green-throated Carib (Eulampis holosericeus) are two of the Dutch Caribbean’s hummingbird species.

Northern Caracara

The Northern Caracara (Caracara cheriway) is referred to as the tropical version of the vulture, with their scavenging behaviour.
Osprey Photo credit- Rostislav Stach: SHAPE/DCNA


The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) is commonly found near the coasts of the ABC islands where it is known as "Gabilan Piskadó" in Papiamentu.

Prikichi declared Aruba national bird

The Parke Nacional Arikok is seeking to hire 5 new staff members

Radar surveys of Audubon’s Shearwater

This innovative project demonstrated that the radar technique is an efficient tool to study birds like the elusive Audubon’s Shearwater.

Red-billed Tropicbird

The Red-billed Tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus) spends most of its life flying over open ocean, plunge-diving for fish and squid and is rarely seen on land.
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