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Bonaire  22 January -6 February 2014

  • We visited Bonaire for the third time in the last decade and decided to report our findings of our last trip  to help future birders. We visited all potential good birding locations several times. The best places were pos mangel and put bronswinkel in the national park, lac bay and surroundings, the Salinas on the south site of the island and the sewage works at the LVV site which is located on the right hand site of the road from Kralendijk to Lagoen Hill ,about 1 km after the last houses of Kralendijk....Ben and Nelly de Kruijff report.



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Some Useful bird books for Bonaire:
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Birds of Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire (Helm Field Guide) [Paperback]
Bart De Boer et al: Buy from or

  • The Netherlands Antilles comprises three main islands off the coast of northern Venezuela. These are Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire. The colour plates are based on the bestselling Birds of Northern South America, but many new images have been painted specially for this book. The authoritative text highlights the key features needed to identify each species in the field, and the plates illustrate every distinct plumage and race. This will be the first ever comprehensive field guide dedicated to the birds of the region.

Helm Identification Guides: Birds of the West Indies
Herbert Raffaele: Buy from or

  • This identification guide covers all the birds known to occur in the West Indies, a total of 563 species. Species texts cover all aspects of identification and include the full range of local names for the bird. Accompanying each speices text is a distribution map showing the bird's range within the West Indies. Every species is illustrated in the 86 colour plates, and many island "forms" (where relevant) are also depicted. The "locality checklist" included provides an at-a-glance, island-by-island guide to the distribution and status of all species. This is the BEST book available for the West Indies

Where to Watch Birds in Central America & the Caribbean
Nigel Wheatley, David Brewer: Buy from or

  • This guide covers the best birding sites in Central America and the Caribbean. In a format familiar to readers of this very popular series, each site is considered in terms of 'Habitat', 'Timing', 'Access' and 'Calendar', allowing birders to plan excursions to maximise the chances of getting the best out of each site and each region. The book includes detailed maps of the larger sites, plus general maps of the regions covered, and it is illustrated with line drawings.

A guide to the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago
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  • This guide by Richard Ffrench is the only comprehensive guide available to the bird life on the sister islands. It is well written, easy to understand and has a good collection of colour plates. The book is essential for any serious birder and for any nature lover wishing to identify some of the hundreds of species of birds you are sure to see on Trinidad and Tobago. If you are looking for a less comprehensive, light weight guide try Ffrench's "Birds of Trinidad and Tobago".

Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica
Gary Stiles: Buy from or

  • This is a superior field guide to a country with one of the richest assortments of bird life anywhere. Written and illustrated by top experts, this book has it all: 52 excellent color plates, detailed species accounts, brief write-ups of 70 birding localities

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