Black-necked Stilt The local name is Makamba or Kaweta di Patu. Size: 36cm to 39cm.
The Black-necked Stilt lives in freshwater ponds and saliñas, they typically breed in small colonies between April and December. The nest often is just a shallow scrape near water in which the female lays four egg. Both the male and female incubate the eggs for 25 days, and both care for the young. Chicks fledge four weeks after hatching.
Black-necked Stilts feed mainly on aquatic insects but also eat mollusks, crustaceans and spiders. They catch prey on or near the water surface, occasionally plunging their heads into the water to catch prey beneath the surface.
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Keeping our beaches safe and beautiful!
Bonaire has over 22 beaches. On Bonaire and sister island Klein Bonaire, the sands of some beaches are soft and blindingly white, while others are coarser and ...
STINAPA received a message of a fire pit left over at Pink Beach. Lighting a fire directly on the beach is not allowed. Fires may damage turtle eggs that are buried in the sand, people can get badly burned by left over coals that are still lit but covered under the sand and this pollutes the little sand we have on our beaches. In this case a pallet was used to build the fire and afterwards left behind with huge rusty nails scattered around, which is another hazard that can cause painful injuries when stepped on with bare feet. All the leftover coals and nails were removed from the beach by the STINAPA Bonaire National Marine Park Rangers.
This weekend, the Stinapa Bonaire Junior Rangers partnered with Echo to prepare one of the reforestation sites for tree planting. That morning a total of 60 holes were dug!
We look forward to having t...