September 2011
Alexandria and Detlef Stremke



We spent from September 16-30, 2011 at the Marriott`s Ocean Club, Palm Beach. Below is a list of our birding results as well as some pictures you might be interested for your website aruba birds.We like the site very much and found it most helpfull.

Best regards,

Alexandra and Detlef (Eddi) Stremke

Weimar, Germany


Common Moorhen juvenile at Bubali, Aruba from the website Aruba Birds.

Common Moorhen, juvenile, Bubali, Aruba.


Eared Dove on Aruba from website Aruba Birds.

Eared Dove.

Southern Lapwing at Bubali, Aruba from website Aruba Birds.

Southern Lapwing, Bubali, Aruba.

Tropical Mockingbird, Shiny Cowbird.

Spanish Lagoon, Aruba from website Aruba Birds.

Spanish Lagoon, Aruba, September 2011.




House Sparrow

Hotel Area*, NP Arikok (Boca Prins)

Bare-eyed Pigeon

Hotel Area, Oranjestad, NP Arikok (Cunucu)

Magnificent Frigatebird

Westcoast, Hotel Area, Arashi Beach, Bubali**


Hotel Area, NP Arikok

Carib Grackle

Hotel Area


Hotel Area, Bubali (breed), NP Arikok (Plantage Prins, Cunucu)

Tropical Mockingbird

Hotel Area, NP Arikok (Cunucu)

Barn Swallow

Hotel Area, NP Arikok (Boca Prins), California Sand Dunes



Black-faced Grassquit

Hotel Area, NP Arikok (Cunucu)

Eared Dove

Hotel Area

Common Ground Dove


Great White Egret

Lagune, Bubali, Spanish Lagoon (Bird Refuge)

Green Heron

Lagune, Bubali, Spanish Lagoon (Bird Refuge)

Black Skimmer

Lagune (max. Sep. 19: 44 Expl.)


Lagune (max. 2), Bubali, NP Arikok, Cas Ariba


Lagune, NP Arikok (Boca Prins)

Black-nacked Stilt

Lagune, Spanish Lagoon (Bird Refuge), NP Arikok (Boca Prins)

Greater Yellowlegs

Lagune, NP Arikok (Boca Prins), Spanish Lagoon (Bird Refuge)

Ruddy Turnstone

Lagune, Hotel Area, Oranjestad


Lagune, NP Arikok (Boca Prins)

Black-bellied Plover

Malmok Lagune, (> 20 Expl.)



Lagune (1 banded Sept. 19. - 29.)

Sandwich Tern


Gull-billed Tern


Short-billet Dowitcher


Burrowing Owl

Oranjestad (breed), Bubali (breed), NP Arikok (breed, Visitor Center)

Royal Tern

Hotel Area, Oranjestad

Laughing Gull

Hotel Area

White-cheeked Pintail

Hotel Area, Bubali (breed),

Crested Caracara

California Lighthouse, Bubali, NP Arikok (Boca Prins), Malmok Lagune

American Kestrel

California Ligthouse, NP Arikok (Plantage Prins)

White-tipped Dove

California Ligthouse

Cattle Tyrant

behind Malmok Beach Sept. 18.

Brown Pelican

Hotel Area, Arashi Beach

Brown-throated Parakeet

Malmok, Cas Ariba, Bubali

Caribbean Coot


Common Moorhen

Bubali (breed), Cas Ariba

Black-crowned Night Heron


Lesser Yellowlegs

Bubali, Spanish Lagoon (Bird Refuge)

Pied-billed Grebe


Neotropic Cormorant

Bubali (max. 50 Expl.)

Solitary Sandpiper

Bubali, Cas Ariba (pont)

Yellow Warbler


Blackpoll Warbler


Great Blue Heron


Snowy Egret

Bubali, Lagune (max. 10 Expl.), Spanish Lagoon (Bird Refuge)

Blue-winged Teal


Gray Kingbird

Bubali, NP Arikok (Plantage Prins),  Spanish Lagoon (Bird Refuge)

Scrub Flycatcher

Butterfly Farm

Blue-tailed Emerald

Butterfly Farm, NP Arikok (Plantage Prins, Cunucu)

Least Grebe

Cas Ariba (pont) Sept. 20. 1 Expl.

Yellow Oriole

NP Arikok (breed)

Collared Plover

NP Arikok (Boca Prins) Sept. 20., 25.  1Expl.

Fork-tailed Flycatcher

NP Arikok (Plantage Prins) 1 male

Shiny Cowbird

Hotel Area (in nest Tropical Mockingbird)

Tricoloured Heron


Crested Bobwhite

California Sand Dunes

American Oystercatcher

Arashi Beach

Southern Lapwing

Bubali Sept. 24; 2 Expl.

Cliff Swallow

Spanish Lagoon (Bird Refuge)

Ruby Topaz

Spanish Lagoon (Bird Refuge)


Marriott Surf Club 1 Expl. sleeping on the wall

Semipalmated Sandpiper

NP Arikok (Boca Prins), Malmok Lagune

White Rumped Sandpiper

NP Arikok (Boca Prins) Sept. 25  3 Expl.

Least Sandpiper

Bubali, Malmok Lagune

Wilson´s Plover

Malmok Lagune Sept. 27. - 29. 2 Expl.

Western Sandpiper

Malmok Lagune

Caspian Tern

Lagune  Sept. 27. - 29. 2 Expl.


* Hotel Area = Beach and hotels in Palm Beach

** Bubali = Bubali Bird Sanctuary 

*** Lagune = Lagune behind the Palm Beach Hotels