Most of us that go to Aruba regularly might think of Aruba as a Paradise but with very few birds. At least that was my opinion. I have been here quite a few times and been all over the Island, but when my father asked about the bird life here, my answer was that there were very few birds and only a very few species.
He is a biologist with a special interest in ornithology and I was trying to convince him to do his first really long trip since we went regularly to Greenland in the 70'ties .
But never the less I got him convinced to come here to our house in Aruba, and he opened my eyes to the real bird life here.
In just the two weeks he saw at least 40 different species and a lot of them from our house looking out over the Salina. He also informed me that Aruba officially has 50 something different kinds of birds but in reality you have a chance to see over 100 different species as they fly over from Venezuela.
I also just found this great site with birds of Aruba http://www.arubabirds.com/ which gives a lot of valuable info.
I know this subject probably is not in the interest of the majority of people here, but good to know for the people who is going and are interested in ornithology, that unknown to most, Aruba has a vast bird life which is worth pursuing if you are interested.