Earlier this year I spent a few days in the warm Caribbean with my oldest daughter Melissa, and was able to add a few new species of birds to my ever growing birding "life list". We made stops in beautiful Puerto Rico, St Thomas, St Lucia, St John, St. Marten, St Kitts, and Barbados.
|Bananaquit (St. Lucia)|
This pretty bird is found on several of the islands
throughout the Caribbean
|St Lucian Pewee|
The St Lucian Pewee is only found on St Lucia. He's one of six endemic species on the island.
The male and female bird both look similar unlike most couples, and these are only found on Barbados.
They are the only endemic bird on the island.
|Lesser Antillean Bullfinch - male (St Lucia)|
|Lesser Antillean Bullfinch - female (St Lucia)|
|Gray Trembler (St Lucia)|
|Scaly-breasted Thrasher (St Kitts)|
|Pearly-eyed Thrasher (St John USVI)|
|Brown Booby |
These can be seen throughout the Caribbean
|Masked Booby (at Sea)|
|Another look at the Masked Booby (at sea)|
|Monk Parakeet (Puerto Rico)|
|Black-faced Grassquit - male (St Kitts)|
|Black-faced Grassquit - female (St Kitts)|
|Green-throated Carib (Barbados)|
|Purple-throated Carib (St Lucia)|
|Antillean Crested Hummingbird (St Kitts) |
This isn't the best shot, as he was very, very far away.
|Gray Kingbird |
These can be found on many of the Caribbean islands.
|Carib Grackle (Barbados)|
|Greater- Antillean Grackle (San Juan Puerto)|
|Brown Pelican (St Thomas)|
This big bird can be seen soaring throughout the Caribbean
|White-winged Dove (San Juan Puerto)|
|Zenaida Dove (San Juan Puerto)|
|Common Ground Dove (St. Thomas)|
|Great Egret (St Thomas)|
|Cattle Egret |
I saw these on several islands.
|Belted Kingfisher (St Thomas)|
|American Kestrel (St Kitts)|
|Barbados Green Monkey|
|My daughter Melissa on our mother-daughter trip.|
Thanks for looking for birds with me!