Photo by Tina
Photo Coutesy of
the Tourism Corporation of
Birds of Bonaire - Bonaire is a favorite of birdwatchers.
species of birds can be
seen on the island, many of them clustered around Goto Lake, Pekelmeer,
Cai and Dos Pos.
National Park, Bonaire. This pristine 13,500
park offers an excellent introduction to the landscape and vegetation of
Marine Park - The Bonaire Marine Park has two
(included in the Ramsar
List of Wetlands of International Importance) sites, Lac Bay and Klein
- Directory of Wetlands of International Importance -
includes information on
all Bonaire's Ramsar designated sites, including:
- Fauna & Flora
Klein Bonaire Island and adjacent
Report: Bonaire - by Wayne Fisher. In November 2003 we
two weeks in the ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao), primarily Bonaire.
During the week on Bonaire we did some birding, though we spent more time
trying to identify fish. We did one morning of a guided birding tour.
Report: Lesser Antilles and Orinoco Jungle River Cruise -
5-13, 1996 - by Bill Murphy. In 1995 the American Birding Association
contacted me to offer me an opportunity to serve as their representative
on a Clipper Cruise Line voyage through the southern Caribbean in January
1996. The tour itinerary included the Netherlands Antilles islands of Curacao
and Bonaire, coastal Venezuela, Tobago, the Orinoco River, and Trinidad
-- 1200 sea miles in all.
"The large Washington-Slagbaii
National park protects the wooded hills, lagoons, and cost of the northwest,
and supports most of the best birds in the Netherland Antilles, including
the rare Yellow-shouldered Parrot. The skulking Pearly-eyed Thrasher occurs
in dense scrub, usually near water, amongst the fruit plantations around
Fontein, in the north. Magnificent Frigatebirds occur at Kralendijk, along
with herons and shorebirds at Lac Bay, in the southeast. Greater Flamingo
breeds at the Flamingo sanctuary near the salt ponds in the south of the
island." - from Where
to Watch Birds in South America - by Nigel Wheatley.