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
Size: 36cm to 39cm.
Bonaire has some excellent spots to go bird watching. Best time to go is before 09.00 a.m. or after 16.00 p.m. Print out this Bird ID card of freshwater birds and see how many birds you can identify.
Don’t forget to bring your binoculars and some water!
You can also keep an eye on the event calendar and join STINAPA in her birdwatching events.