Bonaire Rare Bird Sightings

As reported to eBird.

Rare bird sightings on Bonaire, as reported to eBird.

The report below shows observations of rare birds in Bonaire, and it includes both unreviewed and reviewed/approved observations. This list is updated within 24 hours of a new rare bird sighting after it has been reported to Bird. Sightings are sorted by month.

September 2020

Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 24, 2020 06:19 by Susan Davis
- Kralendijk Sewage Ponds, Bonaire
- Comments: "Observed in the same area as a prior sighting. It briefly landed on the tops of some grasses and then took off again."
Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) (1)
- Reported Sep 22, 2020 16:06 by Susan Davis
- Kralendijk Sewage Ponds, Bonaire
- Comments: "Seen and photographed sitting atop grasses. The first individual observed on Bonaire of the 2020 fall migration."
Bobolink
Striated Heron (Butorides striata) (2)
- Reported Sep 19, 2020 15:39 by Susan Davis
- Bonaire--Salt Ponds, Bonaire
- Comments: "One found in same location as September 18 and one was observed further south. Both harassed Green Herons out of their territories. One was foraging."
Striated Heron (Butorides striata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 18, 2020 15:55 by Susan Davis
- Bonaire--Salt Ponds, Bonaire
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Identification confirmed by Peter-Paul Schets"
Striated Heron
Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1)
- Reported Sep 11, 2020 06:17 by Susan Davis
- Kralendijk Sewage Ponds, Bonaire
- Comments: "Observed in small pond near WEB"
Solitary Sandpiper
Striated Heron (Butorides striata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Sep 7, 2020 06:17 by Susan Davis
- Kralendijk Sewage Ponds, Bonaire
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Identification confirmed by Peter-Paul Schets"
Striated Heron
Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) (1)
- Reported Sep 05, 2020 06:22 by Susan Davis
- Kralendijk Sewage Ponds, Bonaire
- Comments: "Observed in the main pond."

August 2020

Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus) (10)
- Reported Aug 22, 2020 07:53 by Susan Davis
- Salina de Vlijt, Bonaire
- Comments: "Seen feeding in mudflats"
Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus) (15)
- Reported Aug 21, 2020 15:27 by Susan Davis
- Bonaire--Southwest Shore, Bonaire
- Comments: "Cumulative count"
Red Knot (Calidris canutus) (10)
- Reported Aug 21, 2020 15:27 by Susan Davis
- Bonaire--Southwest Shore, Bonaire
- Comments: "Seen in two groupings, three in one and seven in another."
Black-whiskered Vireo (Vireo altiloquus) (1)
- Reported Aug 15, 2020 10:26 by Michelle da Costa Gomez
- Kaminda Karpata, Rincon, Bonaire, Altamira, Bonaire
Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus) (9)
- Reported Aug 14, 2020 15:35 by Susan Davis
- Bonaire--Southwest Shore, Bonaire
- Comments: "Eight observed in one pond and one found by itself in another pond"
Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus) (12)
- Reported Aug 01, 2020 08:02 by Susan Davis
- Salina de Vlijt, Bonaire
- Comments: "Six pairs"
Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus) (1)
- Reported Aug 01, 2020 08:02 by Susan Davis
- Salina de Vlijt, Bonaire
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "This bird was seen in a mixed shorebird grouping, including 12 Short-billed Dowitchers which were in rough pairings of two. This one was more on its own, and when it flew deeper into the salina, I heard a "keeeee" call. Before it flew deeper into the salina, it walked past two of the Short-billed Dowitchers, and it might have appeared that the bill was slightly longer, but I am not sure. Salina di Vliet is currently filled with rainwater."

July 2020

Willet (Tringa semipalmata) (1)
- Reported Jul 31, 2020 15:26 by Susan Davis
- Bonaire--Salt Ponds, Bonaire
- Comments: "Seen hunting in a southern pond"
Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus) (1)
- Reported Jul 31, 2020 15:26 by Susan Davis
- Bonaire--Salt Ponds, Bonaire
- Comments: "Seen in flight over the salt pans in the same area where it has been observed over the past two weeks"
Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica) (1)
- Reported Jul 23, 2020 16:52 by Susan Davis
- Kralendijk Sewage Ponds, Bonaire
- Comments: "Observed foraging at the side of the pond"
Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus) (1)
- Reported Jul 06, 2020 15:23 by Susan Davis
- Bonaire--Southwest Shore, Bonaire
- Media: 3 Photos
- Comments: "Observed in a mixed grouping of Royal Terns, Sandwich (Cayenne) Terns, and Laughing Gulls."

June 2020

Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica) (1)
- Reported Jun 25, 2020 16:14 by Susan Davis
- Bonaire - Sewage Works, Bonaire
- Comments: "Seen in same vicinity as prior sightings"
Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica) (1)
- Reported Jun 18, 2020 16:21 by Susan Davis
- Bonaire - Sewage Works, Bonaire
- Comments: "Observed in the same general vicinity as previous sightings"
White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus) (1)
- Reported Jun 18, 2020 16:21 by Susan Davis
- Bonaire - Sewage Works, Bonaire
- Comments: "Observed in same location as previous sightings"
Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica) (1)
- Reported Jun 17, 2020 06:08 by Susan Davis
- Bonaire - Sewage Works, Bonaire
- Comments: "Observed at main pond"
Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica) (1)
- Reported Jun 13, 2020 06:40 by Susan Davis
- Bonaire - Sewage Works, Bonaire
- Comments: "Seen in same location as prior sightings"
Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica) (1)
- Reported Jun 12, 2020 15:48 by Susan Davis
- Bonaire - Sewage Works, Bonaire
- Comments: "Observed in the same location as prior sighting"
Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica) (1)
- Reported Jun 13, 2020 06:40 by Susan Davis
- Bonaire - Sewage Works, Bonaire
- Comments: "Seen in same location as prior sightings"
White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus) (1)
- Reported Jun 13, 2020 06:40 by Susan Davis
- Bonaire - Sewage Works, Bonaire
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Seen in same location as prior sighting, in breeding plumage"
White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus) (1)
- Reported Jun 12, 2020 15:48 by Susan Davis
- Bonaire - Sewage Works, Bonaire
- Comments: "Photographed in same location as Steve Schnoll’s prior sighting today"
Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Jun 06, 2020 16:56 by Susan Davis
- Bonaire - Sewage Works, Bonaire
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Photographed by side of pond"
Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors) (2)
- Reported Jun 01, 2020 06:28 by Susan Davis
- Bonaire - Sewage Works, Bonaire
- Comments: "Two observed in main pond"
Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica) (1)
- Reported Jun 01, 2020 06:28 by Susan Davis
- Bonaire - Sewage Works, Bonaire
- Comments: "Seen dipping to drink in main pond"

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