No matter if one is a keen birder, an amateur who enjoys birds, or just someone who wants to explore the avian diversity of the island, enjoying a Bonaire bird tour will be a fun activity.
All photographers are welcome! Bonaire bird 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 Bonaire bird tour, 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
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.
This tour is mostly a hiking tour and features the fresh-water ponds of Bonaire’s waste-water treatment plant.
Ducks, grebes, herons, egrets, shorebirds, seabirds, warblers, flycatchers, and other terrestrial birds may be seen here. It attracts a large diversity of birds and is the island’s hotspot, especially during the fall and spring migration seasons.
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.
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 PARROT is a life bird for many, and this tour is best when seeking Bonaire’s parrot, locally called the “lora.”
Enjoy the Expertise of a Certified Birding Guide
Susan has been living on Bonaire for over 30 years. She is a certified bird guide, as well as a topside and underwater photographer. She is a 2016 graduate of the Caribbean Birding Trail Interpretive Guide Course conducted by BirdsCaribbean.
The heat index seems to climb with each passing day here on Bonaire, as we’re in September, generally our hottest month of the year. It’s not only sweltering for us humans, but also for many of our feathered friends.