Lots of lifers
I spent a week’s holiday in beautiful Curaçao and spotted lots of birds I’d never seen before, like magnificent frigatebirds, bare-eyed pigeons, troupials, bananaquits and yellow warblers.
My bird list
Other birds my friends and I spotted were: yellow oriole, blue-tailed emerald, green heron, little egret, grey kingbird, tropical mockingbird, Caribbean flamingo, common ground-dove, great blue heron, tricoloured heron, white faced dove, brown-throated parakeet, ruddy turnstone, rufous-collared sparrow capensis, cara cara, Carib grackle and brown pelican.
Big lizards of Curaçao
We also got to see the impressive green iguana. This photo was taken at Mango beach.
Iguana’s are also known as ‘boomkip’, which means tree chicken, because they taste like chicken. Iguana stew is a local dish.