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  M. Oversteegen M. Oversteegen Oranjestad, Noord, Aruba Anytime after 7AM English, Dutch, little Spanish
  An avid birder and wildlife photographer residing in Aruba for 25+ years. I know most local birds, and can recognize many of them by call. Not a twitcher, I like to observe any bird on my path.

In 1995, after finishing my education I went to Aruba with my wife, who grew up here. Together we have three children, two boys and a girl, all born in Aruba.

Around 2012, inspired by others, I started to take pictures of those moments that most of us do not get to see when in Aruba. No images of the beaches, the malls, the casino's but photos taken in the middle of nature.

For me the birds carry a special place in the heart. By far most of my time spent outside, is with observing and taking photos of birds.

During the past years birding became more than a hobby now it's closer to an obsession. Sometimes I even think it is a disease, since I infected my youngest son too. He is as enthusiastic as I am and he joins me whenever he can.

Together we volunteer for Aruba Birdlife Conservation. We discovered 6 new species for Aruba, and know the best spots. Migrating seasons can be exceptionally interesting in Aruba
Area:
Bubali Sanctuary, Spanish Lagoon, Malmok salina

Aruba is a small island in the Caribbean. Some great birding hotspots with numerous migration birds during both cycles. Up to early 2018, Aruba has 266 species registered. We know 2 endemic subspecies, the Brown-throated Parakeet and Aruban Burrowing Owl.

Area Birds:
Brown-throated Parakeet, Aruban Burrowing Owl, Banaquit, Trupials, Yellow Orioles, Bahama

Interests:
Nature: birdwatching, photography, butterflies, swimming, beach
Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, long walk, backpack, portage, canoe
Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, monument, architecture appreciation,
Attend: concert, live music, , convention, political rally, protest, competition
Participate: night life, club, bar, rock, country, classical, wine, beer, liquor



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