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Bird Watching with STINAPA

August 13, 2016@5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Free

For a fascinating bird outing in Bonaire, the sewage treatment plant is the place to go! Because it has a constant supply of fresh water (well, sort of fresh), many bird species frequent this area.

A rich variety of bird species has been spotted there, including the Lesser Scaup and Southern Lapwings. Peter-Paul Schets, a birding enthusiast visiting Bonaire, was at LVV recently and spotted a Pied Water Tyrant. Knowing this was unusual, he took a photo of this flycatcher and soon realized that this was the first confirmed sighting of this bird species in the Kingdom of the Netherlands! Perhaps people had seen it before, but if so, nobody had taken a photo and followed up on it. Normally, this bird is found in the llanos grasslands of northern South America. Pied Water Tyrants forage for insects in low vegetation near water. They also suffer from nest parasitism from cowbirds (cowbirds lay their eggs in the tyrant’s nest). So, the next time you see something very rare – take a photo – you never know what you might discover!

Details

Date:
August 13, 2016
Time:
5:00 pm-6:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

STINAPA Nature Unit
Phone:
717-8444

Venue

LVV
Kaminda Lagoen
Kralendijk, 00000 Netherlands Antilles
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