Frigate Bird In the downtown (Orenjestad) dock area. Saw three.
Saw them every day thereafter. Biggest concentration was in
the area of the high rise hotels.
Pelican Harbor area, Orenjestad
Swallow In the courtyard area of La Cabana, (a condo in the
low rise hotel district, across from Eagle Beach .) Probably
20 or more and they were there every day.
Mockingbird Courtyard of La Cabana, 2-3 of them every day.
Bubali, Probably about 25-30. They were there every day.
Caribbean Parakeet In the windmill parking lot across
from the Bubali entrance. 2 of them.
Caribbean Coot Bubali, about 12-15. They were there
each day thereafter. Don't know where they were the first time
we went to Bubali. L
Egret - 4-5. Bubali
Cormorant 3-5. Bubali.
Heron Bubali. Always saw one, and on some occasions saw two.
Widely separated as they were always hunting/fishing.
Caribbean Martin I think this was what they were. They
were in great abundance around the tower at Bubali. Did not
have the same long forked tails as the Barn Swallows at La Cabana,
but markings very similar to the Raffaele guide, and boy, were
they fast. Never could catch one roosting. 30-40 of them.
Turnstone Beach area just west of the airport. 2
Tern Beach area just west of the airport 5-6
Winged Stilt - Beach area near Navarette , 2
Yellowlegs Same place
Ground Dove Same place
Pintail/White Checked Pintail - Bubali. 2 new families, one
of 2 adults and 5 kids and one of 1 adult and 4 kids.
La Cabana 1. Also saw the most inquisitive bananaquit on the
last Sunday AM in the seating area of the Dutch Pancake house.
He was evidently a permanent staff member.
Egret Bubali, 1
Grackle Bubali, dozens.
Faced Grasquit Bubali, 1
Gull an immature, on Malmok beach about ½ mile S. of
lighthouse, across from the new golf course.
Dove - Bubali, 2
Skimmer - Shallow pond across the main road from the Marriott
hotels, near Bakval. About 8 of them. Four of them flew in formation,
up and down the pond, fishing. This went on for 15 minutes.
Quite a show.
Near the bird refuge north of Pos Chiquito, on the road
to Frenchmen's pass. This refuge was not even marked on one
of the maps we had, but then we picked up a different map, and
found it. Good area. The troupials were on a small road across
from the entrance to the refuge. About 50 yards down the road,
past an electrical facility. Two trees full of them. Probably
15-20 of them. This was a highlight for me. They were gorgeous.
Sandpiper pond in the refuge.
warbler in low trees around the pond at the refuge.
Plover pond in the refuge.
Louisiana Heron Pond in the refuge.
Parakeet Cactus garden between R. C. Church and University
on Kerkstraat. Probably a dozen flitting from one cactus top
asterisk is an indication that this was a new bird for us, and
we saw 12 new ones.
looked for the burrowing owl at the golf course and other places,
but never saw one. And I just found out about the Cayenne Tern,
the day before we left and didn't have time to go to the refinery
to try and find one.