Bonaire is home to many land creatures. Some of the more commonly seen include iguanas, land snails and lizards of multiple varieties. In addition, Bonaire has eight different bat species.
Over 203 birds have been identified on the island (both permanent residents and occasional visitors). Some are Bonaire’s own Lora (Yellow-shouldered parrot) and green Prikichis (parakeets). Watch for brightly colored Orioles, Trupials, and Bananaquits. A variety of sea birds are also present, Brown Pelicans, Osprey and Frigates. The shy Flamingo also makes its home in Bonaire.
Donkeys and goats are seen roaming throughout the island. Visitors are encouraged not to harass the wildlife. Feeding from cars makes animals accustomed to roadsides and they become in jeopardy of vehicles. Drive safely and follow the speed limits.