I visited Bonaire mid-September 2019 and scheduled a 3-hr bird photography tour with Susan Davis. Susan picked my mother & me up at the house we were staying at, provided greatly appreciated water, snacks, and binoculars, which she taught us how to use. She can definitely be considered an expert on the birds of Bonaire. I am a newer & relaxed birder, so I just wanted to go do something I loved in a place new to me. Susan knew where the birds were and had many suggestions, such as would I prefer to see shorebirds, parrots, flamingos, warblers, etc. I saw so many new to me species, but even the ones I did know I was able to learn more about. We counted (with her help) 43 species. Some of the highlights for me included white-cheeked pintails, common gallinule, southern lapwing and Groove-billed ani. And, though I may not understand the rarity of the sighting, she also led us to see a striated heron. She knew where it had been hanging out and luckily we were still able to see it. My mom and I had a lot of fun on the tour. Susan was very knowledgeable of her birds, told us many fun facts about them, and was a very kind host for the evening. We would be happy to go on a tour with her again and would definitely recommend her!
Lindsay B., via InfoBonaire.com
I visited Bonaire on a cruise ship and wanted to go birding while I was there! I was very happy to make a reservation with Susan to be my guide! I love taking photos of birds and she understood perfectly about finding birds that weren't just "specks" in my viewfinder, and to photograph them in "good" light. So I got many great photos. We found 37+ species, with some lifers for me! I had a great time. When in Bonaire, book with Susan, and you will have a great trip!
Suzanne R., via InfoBonaire.com
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 in 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
The four of us had a wonderful outing with Susan on July 31. There was a total of 29 species identified which was amazing considering we were only out for 3 hours. My favorite was the striated heron feeding in the ditch near the salt ponds. Of course, there were many others that we were seeing for the first time and were amazing. Highly recommend others enjoy this activity and Susan’s photographs of the outing were professional quality. Thanks so much, Susan!
Warren F., 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
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
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