Bonaire in 100 photos – Pelican

13 June 2020 by Casper Douma - Reading time: < 1 minute

Bonaire’s pelicans are common along the coastal areas, in the mangroves and near the salt pans. This spectacular bird makes for a fun sight with its fishing.

The pelican is a common species on Bonaire.

Bonaire is home to an impressive population of brown pelicans. This species is distinguished by its unique appearance and intriguing behavior. The brown pelican is easily recognized by its large size, with a wingspan that can reach up to 2.5 meters. Also, the pelican has a distinctive large bill with a flexible throat pouch. These birds are particularly notable for their fishing techniques: they often dive spectacularly headfirst from the air to catch fish in their spacious throat pouches. On Bonaire, the pelican is a common sight along the coastal areas, where they can often be seen along the beaches, in the mangroves, and near the salt pans.

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β€œBon dia tur hende i bon bini na dushi Boneiru!”
My name is Casper Douma and I am a photographer. Since 2014 I’ve been living on this beautiful island, surrounded by a fringing reef. At first glance, you may see mostly cacti and drought, but Bonaire is a little gem if you get to know it better. I would like to take you on one of my photography tours to show you all the special places of Bonaire. In small groups of maximum 4 people I give you a unique look at the beauty of Bonaire. Became curious? Take a look at my website! I wish you a lot of fun on beautiful Bonaire.”

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