Published On: Mon, Feb 9th, 2015

Curaçao Animal Rescue on breeding time birds of prey

Curaçao-Animal-RescueWILLEMSTAD - The period of small birds of prey with hatchlings has arrived. CARE has often been asked about the removal of animals on family properties, schools, recreational and / or companies because the nest is in the roof of the building (or in another building on the premises) and it is said that “... the birds of prey besmirch the tiles with their feces and remains of the animals they eat ...” They also write about being attacked by birds of prey. CARE will gladly inform you what can be done if the aforementioned also applies to school, work, recreation area and / or at home.

CARE is an abbreviation of Curaçao Animal Rescue. This means that CARE is mainly concerned with the rescue of wild, native animals and / or their young orphan animals that live in the nature of Curaçao. By disruption of their natural habitats, these animals also live in locations where people live, work, play and / or go to school.

CARE has visited some 17 locations where they had nuisance. The organization informed family members, and others, what they can do to prevent this. A few of the choices include sealing the roof with concrete, wood, or gauze. The aggressive behavior is a natural immune system of the birds to protect their young. The birds will not touch you while flying over. This we have proven by going to where these birds are. The birds fly over your head at a distance of one meter or more and make a shrill sound and flapping their wings to scare you off, but they will never touch you. If you slowly enter the yard and / or exit back and forth near the nest, the birds will not attack. Also, by making a detour, they will you alone. With your hands waving overhead, screaming and running, you will lure them right out. You can also put a towel over your head or hold an umbrella over your head and quietly walk instead of screaming and running. If you move quietly and remain silent, the birds remain calm. Moreover, the babies will fly away in a few weeks, so you can then close the roof to prevent recurrence.

CARE would like to hear from others where nest sites of small birds of prey, such as Trupiaal, Kinikini and torenuil, are located so that CARE can place litter pens, which are made especially for these bird species. These small bird species are very territorial and nesting locations are greatly reduced by human activities and influences. By deforestation, noise and air pollution, these small birds of prey are chased from their natural habitats.

For more information on wildlife you can contact CARE via text message at (005999) 6683500 or Please do not call, because the phone’s speaker does not work.

CARE receives no subsidy from the government. Donations through account number 130721400 MCBKCWCU will be highly appreciated.

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