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Birdwatching & Nature Tours Aruba

Oranjestad, Aruba
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About Birdwatching & Nature Tours Aruba
Private Birdwatching and Nature tours. Due to my personal affection for birds and knowledge of the island, I got specialized in birdwatching, photography and nature tours. As important, my service’s philosophy is to raise public perception of the value of Aruba’s natural environments and to help preserve them for future generations. Email me at birdwatchingaruba@gmail.com for a quote. Michiel
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Leonard F wrote a review Sep 2022
Oranjestad, St. Eustatius1 contribution
My wife and I travel to Aruba 4x a year since 2020. We were looking for something different to do in Aruba, with potential to get into places less known by the masses. We have taken excellent private tours, but had a unique and special experience with Michiel Oversteen of Bird Watching and Nature Tours of Aruba. We are less than novice bird watchers, but thought we would give it a try. We booked months before our visit while in Aruba in July 22. Michiel kept us on his calendar with gentle reminders and suggestions for what we needed for the excursion. Though novices, Michiel was patient with us and gave us the best intro to bird watching that anyone could imagine. He is passionate about birds, the environment of Aruba and he simply knows his stuff. We saw areas that we had never seen before in Aruba and then: THE BIRDS !! Michiel got the photos to us from the tour within hours of completion and they were simply amazing. If you are planning to visit Aruba, I don’t know if there is a better way to see the country and the abundant nature than with Michiel. We are coming back in December and will book again.
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Date of experience: September 2022
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audreyb0329 wrote a review Sep 2022
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Don’t miss this! Even if you aren’t a birder, this is so much fun and you learn a lot about the island and of course about the birds. We saw 79 unique species. Just enough time to cover all his special spots that birds hang out. Forgot your binoculars, don’t worry he has extra excellent pairs. We never thought about doing a birding tour and I’m sure glad we decided to do one. Don’t worry about not having a good enough camera, enjoy the birds, he will send you his pictures.
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Marco B wrote a review Sep 2022
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On a previous visit to Aruba (February 2016) we visited the Bubali area in the hope to see some birds. Unfortunately we did not see much. Reading the reviews on tripadvisor and regarding his photo's he posts on facebook we decided to book a tour with Michiel this year (August 2022). We definitely saw many more birds in sometimes remote area's without a flock of tourists. Michiel knows the right spots and knows sufficiently about the birds. I am not specifically a bird watcher, more interested in nature photography in general, but since birds form the main wildlife on Aruba this trip was very nice for photography. I could also receive some nice photography tips during the tour. Michiel is a very friendly and laid-back person. We appreciated his jokes.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Don G wrote a review Sep 2022
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My birding adventure with Michiel on 9/17/22 was FABULOUS!! As soon as we left the hotel driveway, we were birding with sightings of several "life birds" for me. Michiel is a great guide with extensive knowledge of the birds and ecology of Aruba, keen eyes for spotting birds I did not see at first, and perhaps most importantly, intimate knowledge of where the birds are today! My hope was to see 8-10 new birds. We ended up seeing 73 different species with 26 lifers for me!! I highly recommend Michiel's tours for anyone interested in birds and the outdoors in Aruba!
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Kim P wrote a review Sep 2022
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Michiel's tour was the highlight of our trip. His warm, kind and welcoming personality is as great as his birding expertise and knowledge about all things Aruba. The tour was extensive, seeing over 70 different types of birds. His passion for conservation and his effort to educate and inform clients was palpable. His follow up notes and photos were a bonus to the in-person experience. Would highly recommend him for all ages and hope to join him again in a future visit. I would give Michiel and his business 10 stars if I could.
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Date of experience: September 2022
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