In short, there are no Aruban endemics. Some South American species spill over from the mainland, but not many. Still, there are birds to be seen in some nice pockets of habitat, and being an island, there is always rarity potential. Our best find was probably the juvenile LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL we stumbled across while jet-skiing. We ended up with 67 species while casually birding in bits and pieces - not bad I'd say. I picked up the following life birds: "Cayenne" form of Sandwich Tern, Bare-eyed Pigeon, Blue-tailed Emerald, Brown-throated Parakeet, Northern Scrub-Flycatcher, Venezuelan Troupial, and Yellow Oriole.
|"Golden" Yellow Warbler|
|"Cayenne" Sandwich Tern (with Royal Tern at right)|
|"Cayenne" Sandwich Tern|