Upcoming Events Focusing Upon Bonaire’s Nature
Bird-watching, Hiking Bonaire’s Dry Forests, and a Full Moon Hike in Washington Slagbaai National Park!
Bird-Watching with STINAPA
This Saturday afternoon, September 10th, from 5:30 to 6:30 PM, STINAPA will host another bird-watching tour at Gotomeer, near the entrance to BOPEC.
The Autumn Bird Migration
Bird migration has begun and many birds are escaping the coming winter months by migrating south to warmer regions. Many birds will be stopping-over in Bonaire en route to South America.
Gotomeer is a large saliña with an abundance of bird species. Common birds seen here include egrets, herons, terns, pelicans, plovers and sandpipers. The group will meet at the western/seaside end of Gotomeer (approximately 150 meters before the BOPEC entrance.
What to Bring
Bring binoculars (if you don’t have any, STINAPA can provide you with a pair to use), drinking water, and good walking shoes. Please call 717-8444 to make your reservation. There are no costs involved but donations are always welcome.
Explore Bonaire’s Hidden Dry Forests with Echo Foundation
Bonaire’s Hidden Dry Forests
Echo Foundation has just announced it will host a very special walk on Saturday, September 17th at 8:00 AM. The theme of this walk will be “Hidden Wonders of the Dry Forest.”
What to Bring
The walk will take place at Echo’s Conservation Centre on Dos Pos and will last for 1-1.5 hours. It is an easy walk, but people should wear closed shoes or good hiking sandals, bring water, insect repellent, and sunblock. If visitors own binoculars, these are also recommended. The Echo tour guides will have at least two pairs for sharing. The guides will be looking to see how many different animals and birds they can find, and they will also be imparting information about Bonaire’s loras (parrots) and what Echo Foundation is doing to protect them.
Meet at the entrance to their Dos Pos kunuku location. Parking is available at the Dos Pos windmill. This guided walk is donation-based, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
Walking Under the Full Moon at the Washington Slagbaai National Park
Hike Under the Full Moon
STINAPA will host another full moon walk in Washington Slagbaai National Park on Friday, September 16th, 2016 from 5:45 PM to 9:00 PM. It’s the perfect opportunity to take part in a healthy walk and enjoy the park at night under the full moon. The route will be the Lagadishi Trail alongside the coast and back.
What to Bring
Don’t forget to put on some walking shoes that are comfortable. Bring a flashlight along because even if it is full moon you do want to see what’s on the ground right in front of you, as you won’t want to hit your toes against rocks or even cacti. Don’t forget to bring your own bottle of water and snacks if necessary. For participation please call 717-8444. There is space for 25 persons. The entrance fee is $10 per person.
(Source: Echo Foundation, STINAPA via Bonaire Insider on InfoBonaire.com)
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