Bonaire Bird Tours

Specializing in bird and nature photography on Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean

Birdwatching

No matter if one is a keen birder, an amateur who enjoys birds, or just someone who wants to explore the avian diversity of Bonaire, birdwatching on the island is a fun activity.

Nature Photography

All photographers are welcome!  Photography tours can be adjusted to your level of expertise.  We use your equipment, whether that be a large SLR system with a long lens, a point-and-shoot, or the camera on your mobile phone.

The Best of Both Worlds!

And if you just want to sit back and relax, but still want images of your birding experience from Bonaire, let Susan shoot images for you.  An online digital gallery is then created for you to download the best images from your tour.

 

Three-hour and Four-hour Tours

Southern Route

This tour will focus upon the famous Pekelmeer salt pans, home of Bonaire’s flamingo sanctuary, as well as the birding hotspots of Lac Bay.

On this tour, one may expect to see flamingos, a variety of herons and egrets, and, during spring and fall migrations or during the over-wintering period, myriad shorebirds, ospreys,  or terns.

Northern Route

This tour will make several stops at birding hotspots in the northern section of Bonaire, in the dry forest.

On this tour, it’s possible to see flamingos, herons, and egrets where there is water, but also Crested Caracaras or terrestrial birds.  During the spring or fall migrations, or during the over-wintering months, one can also find an abundance of shorebirds.

Custom Tour

For those who are on the lookout for a specific bird, the customized tour is the best option.  Although sightings of specific birds can never be guaranteed, on a customized itinerary, Susan will do her best to find your bird.

Bonaire’s Yellow-shouldered Amazon Parrot is a life bird for many, and this tour is best when seeking Bonaire’s parrot, locally called the “lora.”

Bonaire’s Most Popular Birds…

Bonaire’s most popular bird is the American Flamingo.  However, the Yellow-Shouldered Amazon Parrot comes in for a very close second place!

Bonaire's Yellow-shouldered Amazon Parrot.

Enjoy the Expertise of a Certified Birding Guide

Susan Davis has been living on Bonaire for over 25 years. She is a certified bird guide, as well as a topside and underwater photographer.

View Susan’s Ten Tips for Better Bonaire Bird Photography.

Happy Birders

My husband and I went on a birding tour with Susan Davis. She gave us a choice of areas and which species of birds we might see. We chose south of the island and flamingos and parrots. She was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable and graciously shared her expertise of spotting and photography with us. She extended the tour by a bit as we had spotted some active parrots about to roost. Probably the best thing was that she showed us how to get back to places where the birds could be easily seen. We will absolutely go again on our next visit to Bonaire! Thank you, Susan!

-Sandy S., via InfoBonaire.com

I went birding with Susan Davis this week. She showed me locations that I would not have thought of myself. The fact that she is an experienced photographer herself added to the value of the trip. On my request we focused on a limited number of species. Her expertise helped me to focus on photography. We had a very satisfactory birding trip resulting in marvelous photos to bring home.

-Jan S., via InfoBonaire.com

When you go to Bonaire do NOT forget the birds. There are many beautiful colored species. In April 2019 we went on a birding trip with Susan Davis. She is a very enthusiastic birding guide. That makes the trip already worth it. She looks for birds at places we would never expect to look ourselves. We saw 33 species with her. And, with her advice, we saw 17 species ourselves. Bonaire is a paradise for birders!

-Monique E., via Infobonaire.com

Get In Touch

Get in touch with Susan to check availability for the dates you are visiting Bonaire.

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