I was especially interested in finding
the Aruban Burrowing Owl so I could compare it to it's Floridian
relative. I found a wonderful pair and their burrow at Arikok
NP. The only advice I have to offer visiting birders is to protect
your equipment from the incessant wind! I'd also suggest renting
a jeep (with spare tires) so that you can get away from the
hotels and explore the wilder east coast and interior. . . and
of course, take a sunset sail and buy lots of Dutch cheese and
licorice at the local markets.
I was terribly dismayed by the amount of garbage I saw blown
around the island, especially along the coastline. The wind,
however, is only partially to blame. It may be "one happy
island" but it's also a trashy one too, which is a shame.