Birding Axarquia

Birding in the Caribbean: 30 January - 13 February 2010

Birding opportunities from both the ship and on island visits.

January 30 - Barbados; 31 - At sea; February 1 - Antigua; 2 - St Kitts; 3 - At sea; 4 - Grand Turk; 5 - At sea; 6 - Tortola, British Virgin islands; 7 - St Maartin; 8 - St Lucia; 9 - Dominica; 10 - St Vincent; 11 - Grenada; 12 - Barbados; 13 - Departure from Barbados

Cattle Egret, Feral Pigeon, Zenaida Dove, House Sparrow

At sea:
Brown Booby, Royal Tern

Snowy Egret, Tricoloured Heron, Brown Pelican, Magnificent Frigatebird,Royal Tern, Ground Dove, Bananaquit, Antillean Bullfinch, Grey Kingbird, Grackle, Antillean Crested Hummingbird.

St Kitts:
Osprey, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Western Sandpiper, Sanderling, Dunlin, Spotted Sandpiper, Laughing Gull, Royal Tern, Belted Kingfisher, Antillian Bullfinch, Green Violet-eared Hummingbird.

At sea:
Brown Booby, Blue-faced Booby, Red-footed Booby, Arctic Skua, White-tailed Tropicbird.

Grand Turk:
Tricoloured Heron, American Wigeon, White-cheeked Pintail, Caribbean Coot, Lesser Black-backed Gull.

At sea:
Brown Booby

British Virgin Islands:
Ground Dove, Pearly-eyed Thrasher, Grey Kingbird, Grackle.

St Maarten:
Great White Egret, Snowy Egret, Great Blue Heron, Green Heron, Brown Pelican, Magnificent Frigatebird, Lesser Scaup, Blue-winged Teal, White-cheeked Pintail, Osprey, Moorhen, Caribbean Coot, Killdeer Plover, Pectoral Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Black-necked Stilt, lesser Black-backed Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Royal Tern, Bananaquit.

St Lucia:
Magnificent Frigatebird, Royal Tern, Bananaquit, Grackle.

Prairie warbler, Tropical Mockingbird, Lesser Antillean Bullfinch, Boat-tailed Grackle.

St Vincent;
Mourning Dove, Purple-throated Carib, Bananaquit (St Vincent race), St Vincent parrot (in cages as part of breeding programme)

Pied-billed Grebe, Caspian Tern, Royal Tern, Bananaquit (Grenada race), Hooded Tanager

Cattle Egret, Bananaquit, Lesser Antillean Bullfinch, Grey Kingbird, Grackle

Total number of species (excluding races):  48