Each winter, numerous birds visiting from North America, especially ducks and waders, are also observed at Bonaire’s freshwater wetlands where they spend the winter. In the 2019/2020 winter season, a female Ring-necked Duck passed the winter on Bonaire at the freshwater wetlands. This is a very rare bird on the ABC islands.
Since 2016, fourteen “new” species have been identified on Bonaire. Half of these species were observed in this area of just one square kilometer. Some of these, such as the Crowned Slaty Flycatcher and White-winged Tern, were even new for the ABCs.
Relatively many of the other wanderers–nomadic or vagrant species that are only occasionally observed on Bonaire–have been found to be present in the LVV area.