Here is a birding list (as meager as it is) from a recent trip
to Aruba. I am intrigued by the potential for birding on the
island. Unfortunately, I am not the best birder and didn't observe
any unusual species, but I did not spend enough time actually
birding. I did most of my birding among the Lowrise hotel grounds
and morning walks along the beach, but one morning I visited
the Bubali Bird Sanctuary. With a little local help and some
funding from a wildlife organization like Audubon, this could
be a true birding hotspot on the island. The observation tower
needs some TLC. It needs some flooring and an inspection for
structural integrity. It would be a shame to lose the tower
due to neglect. It is a very unique place and I plan on returning
to there again next year to do some "serious" Aruba birding.
Thanks, Bruce. We're
happy to have your checklist and this additional information.
It will certainly be helpful to visitors to this website. Thanks
for sending it along!
and Jeff Wells