your cursor on the photo to see the species name.)
of SW Louisiana
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Park in Curaçao - At the western end of the island is
Christoffel National Park,
centered by 1237 ft. Mt. Christoffel, the island's highest point. A protected
wildlife preserve and garden covering 4,500 acres of land, Christoffel
National Park has been open to the public since 1978. The park consists
of three former plantations and offers 20 miles of one-way driving trails
abundant with flora and fauna, including prickly pear cactus, divi
divi trees and exotic flowers. See also this
(Netherlands Antilles), '90-s - this is an excellent
by John van der Woude. "Compared
to nearby Venezuela, Curacao is not rich in bird species. But for whatever
reason you are there, you will have some nice birding as well. This short
report gives some sites for that, but is far from complete."
Flora and Fauna
of Curacao - references
Report: Lesser Antilles and Orinoco Jungle River Cruise -
5-13, 1996 - by Bill Murphy. In 1995 the American Birding Association
contacted me to offer me an opportunity to serve as their representative
on a Clipper Cruise Line voyage through the southern Caribbean in January
1996. The tour itinerary included the Netherlands Antilles islands of Curacao
and Bonaire, coastal Venezuela, Tobago, the Orinoco River, and Trinidad
-- 1200 sea miles in all.
"What woodland remains
is mostly protected on the slopes of the hills within Savonet National
Park, in the northwest of the island. Good birds include Scaly-naped Pigeon
and Rudy-topaz Hummingbird. Magnificent Frigatebirds occur at Saint Anna
Bay near Willemstadt. Coastal mudflats and salt pans, mostly along the
south coast and support breeding herons and attract wintering shorebirds."
- from Where
to Watch Birds in South America - by Nigel Wheatley.