Curacao Critters
Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
Jeff Maass

Updated: 15 December 2007

The following are photos taken in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles during November/December 2007.

As many of the critters pictured are birds, a good bird book is of value. Not being a dedicated birder (I mostly just enjoy the photography), I don't own a comprehensive bird book covering the Caribbean and South America. What I have are specific to the Netherlands Antilles "ABC islands": Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao.

The first book  is "De Vogels van de Nederlandse Antillen" by Dr. K. H. Voous. This book is long out of print (my edition was published in March 1955, and includes just a few black-and-white photos. The text is in Dutch and English.

The second book, which I used to identify most of the birds I saw/photographed, is "Our Birds" by Dr. Bart A. De Boer. This book was written to help educate the people of the ABC islands of their birds, includes color photos of the common birds of the Netherland Antilles, and is available at and other book sources. The description of each bird is written in Papiamentu, Dutch, and English.

The two books are pictured below.

These photos were all taken with a Nikon D80 Digital SLR, most all of them with the Nikkor 70-300 VR zoom lens. Click on any of these thumbnails to see a slideshow of other photos of that type of critter.

For my web page showing birds and other critters around my home in Concord Township, Delaware County, Ohio, see my "Local Critters" web page.

Copyright (c) 2007  Jeffrey A. Maass
All Rights Reserved.

Groove-billed Ani
Black-faced Grassquit
Caribbean Parakeets
Barn Swallow
Yellow Warbler
Rufous-collared Sparrow
Tropical Mockingbird
Blue-tailed Emerald Hummingbird
Ruby-topaz Hummingbird (Female)
Saffron Finch
Bare-eyed Pigeon
Common Ground Dove
White-tipped Dove
Crested Bobwhite
Brown Boobie
Brown Pelican
Caribbean Flamingo
Magnificent Frigatebird
White-tailed Hawk
Tricolored Heron
Royal Tern
Bloblo Lizard
Green Iguana
Flying Fish

Copyright (c) 2007  Jeffrey A. Maass
All Rights Reserved.