April 23 - 29, 2011
Dan O'Malley and Tori Bacheler

Notable misses for us were White-cheeked Pintail and Pearly-eyed Thrasher.

                                                                                                            - Dan and Tori

Checklist of the Birds of Bonaire

Greater Flamingo

Magnificent Frigatebird
Neotropic Cormorant
Brown Pelican
Great Blue Heron

Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron

Tricolored Heron

Reddish Egret

Yellow-crowned Night-heron
*Scarlet Ibis (see photos below)
Crested Caracara

Caribbean Coot

Wilson's Plover

Semipalmated Plover

Black-necked Stilt

Spotted Sandpiper

Greater Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs

Ruddy Turnstone

Western Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

Laughing Gull

Least Tern
Common Tern

Royal Tern
Rock Pigeon
Scaly-naped Pigeon

Bare-eyed Pigeon

Eared Dove

Common Ground-dove

White-tipped Dove

Brown-throated Parakeet

Ruby-topaz Hummingbird

Blue-tailed Emerald

Belted Kingfisher

Northern Scrub-flycatcher

Brown-crested Flycatcher

Gray Kingbird

Barn Swallow

Tropical Mockingbird

Yellow Warbler

Northern Waterthrush


Black-faced Grassquit

Saffron Finch

Carib Grackle


Yellow Oriole

House Sparrow

The Scarlet Ibis was first seen on 26 April 2011 at ~0930. We were riding horses near the Mangrove Kayak Center and spotted the bird as it flew up and out of the mudflats. We returned the next day to look for the bird and found it in the same area. It was foraging alone, seemed to be in decent health.

                                                                                                             - Dan & Tori

                                                                                                     -Scarlet Ibis photos by Dan O'Malley