Tour 2: Every Endemic in The Lesser Antilles (with optional extension to Trinidad)

Top Twenty Bird Species per Island

The Top Twenty Species that we will be targeting on each island that we visit on Tour 2: Every Endemic in The Lesser Antilles

Barbados

Photos L to R (click image to scroll): Antillean Crested Hummingbird female on nest (photo ©David Petts); Purple Gallinule (photo ©Yves-Jacques Rey-Millet); Endemic subspecies of Yellow Warbler (photo ©David Petts); Caribbean Martin (photo ©Yves-Jacques Rey-Millet); Southern Lapwing (photo ©Sam Barone); Black-faced Grassquit (photo ©David Petts)

Top Twenty Target Species on Barbados: Barbados Bullfinch, Little Egret, Scaly-naped Pigeon, Eared Dove, Masked Duck, endemic subspecies of Yellow Warbler, Grassland Yellow Finch, Antillean Crested Hummingbird, Black-faced Grassquit, Caribbean Elaenia, Caribbean Martin, Southern Lapwing, Black Swift, Grey Kingbird, Sora, Purple Gallinule, Zenaida Dove, Green Heron, Shiny Cowbird, Roseate Tern

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St. Lucia

Photos L to R (click image to scroll): St. Lucia Oriole (photo ©David Petts); St.Lucia Parrot in flight (photo ©David Petts); St.Lucia Pewee (photo ©David Petts); St.Lucia Warbler (photo ©David Petts); White-breasted Thrasher (photo ©David Petts)

Top Twenty Target Species on St. Lucia:St.Lucia Parrot, St.Lucia Oriole, St.Lucia Warbler, St.Lucia Black Finch, St. Lucia Pewee, Island race of House Wren (likely to soon be split to St.Lucia House Wren), White-breasted Thrasher, Lesser Antillean Flycatcher, Green-throated Carib, Lesser Antillean Swift, Forest Thrush, Rufous-throated Nightjar, Yellow-green Vireo, American Coot, West-Indian Whistling Duck, Magnificent Frigatebird, Red-billed Tropicbird, White-tailed Tropicbird, Neotropic Cormorant, Semper's Warbler (possibly extinct)

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Martinique

Photos L to R (click image to scroll): Brown Booby in flight (photo ©Yves-Jacques Rey-Millet); Grey Trembler (photo ©David Petts); Laughing Gull and Sandwich Terns (photo ©David Petts); West Indian Whistling Duck (photo ©Yves-Jacques Rey-Millet)

Top Twenty Target Species on Martinique: Martinique Oriole, Grey Trembler, Blue-headed Hummingbird, West Indian Whistling Duck, Bobolink, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Clapper Rail, Common Gallinule, Scaly-breasted Thrasher, Brown Pelican, Brown Booby, Masked Booby, Bridled Tern, Sooty Tern, Brown Noddy, Least Tern, Sandwich Tern, Common Tern, Laughing Gull, American Kestrel

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Dominica

Photos L to R (click image to scroll): Red-legged Thrush (photo ©Yves-Jacques Rey-Millet); Imperial Amazon (photo by Bertrand Baptiste); Ringed Kingfisher (photo ©Sam Barone); Red-necked Parrot (photo by Bertrand Baptiste); White-crowned Pigeon (photo ©Yves-Jacques Rey-Millet)

Top Twenty Target Species on Dominica:Imperial Parrot, Red-necked Parrot, Local race of House Wren (likely to become Dominica House Wren), Plumbeous Warbler, Barn Owl, Blue-headed Hummingbird, Red-legged Thrush, Antillean Euphonia, Ringed Kingfisher, Ruddy Quail Dove, Bridled Quail Dove, White-crowned Pigeon, Lesser Antillean Saltator, Brown Trembler, Lesser Antillean Pewee, Red-eyed Vireo, Broad-winged Hawk, Masked Booby, Red-footed Booby, Bridled Tern

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Guadeloupe

Photos L to R (click image to scroll): Guadeloupe Woodpecker (photo ©Anthony Levesque); Common Ground Dove (photo ©David Petts); Juvenile Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Top Twenty Target Species on Guadeloupe: Guadeloupe Woodpecker, Lesser Antillean Saltator, Ringed Kingfisher, Common Nighthalk, Shiny Cowbird, Black Swift, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Mangrove Cuckoo, Smooth-billed Ani, Brown-throated Parakeet, Royal Tern, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Stilt Sandpiper, American Coot, White-cheeked Pintail, American Golden Plover, American Kestrel,Clapper Rail, Merlin, Ruddy Duck

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Antigua and Barbuda and Montserrat

Photots L to R (click image to scroll): West Indian Whistling Duck (photo ©James Hanlon);Cape May Warbler is one of many migrant passerines that can be found on these islands(photo ©Sam Barone); American Redstart is another (photo ©Sam Barone); Osprey

Top Twenty Target Species on Antigua and Barbuda and Montserrat: West Indian Whistling Duck, Barbuda Warbler, Montserrat Oriole, Cape May Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, American Redstart, American Wigeon, Gadwall,Northern Shoveler, Ovenbird, Northern Parula, Brown Trembler, Lesser Antillean Flycatcher, Broad-winged Hawk, Great Blue Heron, Pied-billed Grebe, Brown Pelican, Red-billed Tropicbird, Blackpoll Warbler, Bananaquit

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St.Vincent

Photos L to R (click image to scroll): St. Vincent Amazon Parrot (photo compliments Ministry of Tourism of St.Vincent and Grenadines); Lesser Antillean Bullfinch (photo ©David Petts); Whistling Warbler (photo compliments Ministry of Tourism of St.Vincent and Grenadines); Lesser Antillean Tanager (photo compliments Ministry of Tourism of St.Vincent and Grenadines); Spectacled Thrush (photo ©Sam Barone)

Top Twenty Target Species on St. Vincent:St. Vincent Parrot, Whistling Warbler, local race of House Wren, Lesser Antillean Bullfinch, Lesser Antillean Tanager, Bananaquit, Rufous-throated Solitaire, Cocoa Thrush, Spectacled Thrush, Yellow-bellied Elaenia, Carib Grackle, local race of Barn Owl (Ashy-faced Owl), local race of Common Black Hawk (possible future endemic race), Antillean Nighthawk, Tropical Mockingbird, Short-tailed Swift, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Royal Tern, Brown Noddy

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Grenada

Photos L to R (click image to scroll): Purple-throated Carib (photo ©David Petts); Grenada Dove (photo ©David Rayner); Mangrove Cuckoo (photo ©David Petts); Pearly-eyed Thrasher (photo ©David Petts); Grenada Flycatcher (photo ©David Petts)

Top Twenty Target Species on Grenada:Grenada Dove, Grenada Flycatcher, Rufous-breasted Hermit, Yellow-bellied Seedeater, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Purple-throated Carib, House Wren, Pearly-eyed Thrasher, Pied-billed Grebe, Blue-black Grassquit, endemic race of Hook-billed Kite, Gray-rumped Swift, Least Grebe, White-collared Swift, Wilson's Snipe, Common Ground Dove, Tropical Kingbird, Smooth-billed Ani, Black-billed Cuckoo, Mangrove Cuckoo

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Trinidad

Photos L to R (click image to scroll): Trinidad Motmot (photo ©Sam Barone); Swallow-tailed Kite (photo ©Yves-Jacques Rey-Millet); Channel-billed Toucans (photo ©Sam Barone); Blue-grey Tanager (photo ©Sam Barone); Tufted Coquette (photo ©Sam Barone)

Top Twenty Target Species on Trinidad:Trinidad Piping Guan, Trinidad Motmot, White-tailed Sabrewing, Ruby Topaz Hummingbird, Channel-billed Toucan, Oilbird, Golden-headed Manakin, Trinidad Euphonia, Red-bellied Macaw, Bearded Bellbird, Great Antshrike, Ornate Hawk Eagle, Crimson-crested Woodpecker, Collared Trogon, Bat Falcon, Agami Heron, Common Potoo, Silver-beaked Tanager, Rufous-tailed Jacamar, Rufous-browed Peppershrike

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Below is the Full List of Species that we have the chance of seeing on Tour 2: Every Endemic in The Lesser Antilles

Little Tinamou, Least Grebe, Pied-billed Grebe, Black-capped Petrel, Greater Shearwater, Audubon's Shearwater, Wilson's Storm Petrel, Leech's Storm Petrel, White-tailed Tropicbird, Red-billed Tropicbird, Masked Booby, Brown Booby, Red-footed Booby, Brown Pelican, Anhinga, Magnificent Frigatebird, Neotropic Cormorant, Pinnated Bittern, Least Bittern, Stripe-backed Bittern, Rufescent Tiger Heron, Cocoi Heron, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Little Egret, Snowy Egret, Western Reef Heron, Little Blue Heron, Tricoloured Heron, Cattle Egret, Green Heron, Black-crowned Night Heron, Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Striated Heron, Agami Heron, Purple Heron, Whistling Heron, Boat-billed Heron, Scarlet Ibis, Glossy Ibis, Roseate Spoonbill, West Indian Whistling-Duck, Fulvous Whistling Duck, Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Green-winged Teal, White-cheeked Pintail, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, American Wigeon, Ring-necked Duck, Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Masked Duck, Rufous-vented Chachalaca, Trinidad Piping Guan, Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture, King Vulture, Osprey, Pearl Kite, Gray-headed Kite, Hook-billed Kite, Swallow-tailed Kite, Black Hawk-Eagle, Ornate Hawk-Eagle, Double-toothed Kite, Plumbeous Kite, Long-winged Harrier, Crane Hawk, Northern Harrier, Common Black Hawk, Rufous Crab Hawk, Savanna Hawk, Great Black Hawk, White-tailed Hawk, White Hawk, Gray-lined Hawk, Short-tailed Hawk, Zone-tailed Hawk, Broad-winged Hawk, American Kestrel, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Bat Falcon, Aplomado Falcon, Yellow-headed Caracara, Crested Caracara, Gray-breasted Crake, Mangrove Rail, Clapper Rail, Rufous-necked Wood Rail, Gray-necked Wood-Rail, Sora, Yellow-breasted Crake, Spotted Rail, Purple Gallinule, Azure Gallinule, Common Moorhen, American Coot, Caribbean Coot, Limpkin, Black-bellied Plover, American Golden-Plover, Wilson's Plover, Semipalmated Plover, Killdeer, American Oystercatcher, Black-necked Stilt, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Greenshank, Solitary Sandpiper, Willet, Spotted Sandpiper, Upland Sandpiper, Whimbrel, Hudsonian Godwit, Ruddy Turnstone, Red Knot, Sanderling, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, White-rumped Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Stilt Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher, Common Snipe, South American Snipe, Wattled Jacana, Pomarine Jaeger, Laughing Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Gull-billed Tern, Royal Tern, Sandwich Tern, Roseate Tern, Yellow-billed Tern, Large-billed Tern, Common Tern, Least Tern, Bridled Tern, Sooty Tern, Brown Noddy, Black Skimmer, Rock Dove, Pale-vented Pigeon, Scaled Pigeon, Scaly-naped Pigeon, White-crowned Pigeon, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Zenaida Dove, Eared Dove, Common Ground Dove, Plain-breasted Ground Dove, Ruddy Ground Dove, Blue Ground Dove, Grenada Dove, Bridled Quail Dove, Ruddy Quail Dove, White-tipped Dove, Gray-fronted Dove, Lined-Quail Dove, Lilac-tailed Parrotlet, Scarlet-shouldered Parrotlet, Blue-headed Parrot, Brown-throated Parakeet, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Orange-winged Parrot, Green-rumped Parrotlet, Red-necked Parrot, St.Lucia Parrot, Imperial Parrot, St. Vincent Parrot, Red-bellied Macaw, Scarlet Macaw, Red-shouldered Macaw, White-eyed Parakeet, Great Antshrike, Black-crested Antshrike, Barred Antshrike, Plain Antvireo, White-flanked Antwren, White-fringed Antwren, Silvered Antbird, White-bellied Antbird, Black-faced Antthrush, Gray-throated Leaftosser, Olivaceous Woodcreeper, Plain-brown Woodcreeper, Cocoa Woodcreeper, Straight-billed Woodcreeper, Streak-headed Woodcreeper, Streaked Xenops, Yellow-chinned Spinetail, Pale-breasted Spinetail, Stripe-breasted Spinetail, Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet, Mouse-coloured Tyranulet, Forest Elaenia, Little Cuckoo, Squirrel Cuckoo, Striped Cuckoo, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Mangrove Cuckoo, Greater Ani, Smooth-billed Ani, Barn Owl, Tropical Screech Owl, Spectacled Owl, Ferruginous Pygmy Owl, Mottled Owl, Striped Owl, Burrowing Owl, Lesser Nighthawk, Short-tailed Nighthawk, Common Paraque, White-tailed Nightjar, Common Nighthawk, Antillean Nighthawk, Rufous Nightjar, Common Potoo, Oilbird, Chestnut-collared Swift, White-collared Swift, Chapman's Swift, Band-rumped Swift, Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift, Black Swift, Short-tailed Swift, Gray-rumped Swift, Lesser Antiilean Swift, Fork-tailed Swift, White-necked Jacobin, Rufous-breasted Hermit, Green hermit, Little Hermit, Brown Violetear, White-tailed Goldenthroat, Ruby-topaz Hummingbird, Green-throated Mango, Black-throated Mango, Tufted Coquette, Long-billed Starthroat, Blue-tailed Emerald, Blue-chinned Sapphire, White-tailed Sabrewing, White-chested Emerald, Copper-rumped Hummingbird, Purple-throated Carib, Green-throated Carib, Antillean Crested Hummingbird, Blue-headed Hummingbird, Green-backed Trogon, Guianan Trogon, Collared Trogon, Trinidad Motmot, Ringed Kingfisher, Belted Kingfisher, Green Kingfisher, American Pygmy Kingfisher, Rufous-tailed Jacamar, Channel-billed Toucan, Red-crowned Woodpecker, Red-rumped Woodpecker, Golden-olive Woodpecker, Chestnut Woodpecker, Lineated Woodpecker, Crimson-crested Woodpecker, Caribbean Elaenia, Yellow-bellied Elaenia, Lesser Elaenia, Olive-striped Flycatcher, Ochre-bellied Flycatcher, Slaty-capped Flycatcher, Northern Scrub-flycatcher, Short-tailed Pygmy-tyrant, Spotted Tody-Flycatcher,Yellow-olive Flycatcher, Yellow-breasted Flycatcher, White-throated Spadebill, Bran-coloured Flycatcher, Euler’s Flycatcher, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Tropical Pewee, Fuscous Flycatcher, Pied Water-Tyrant, White-headed Marsh Tyrant, Bright-rumped Attila, Dusky-capped Flycatcher, Venezuelan Flycatcher, Brown-crested Flycatcher, Great Kiskadee, Boat-billed Flycatcher, Streaked Flycatcher, Piratic Flycatcher, Sulphury Flycatcher,  Lesser Antillean Pewee, St.Lucia Pewee, Grenada Flycatcher, Lesser Antillean Flycatcher, Tropical Kingbird, Gray Kingbird, Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Bearded Bellbird, Blue-backed Manakin, White-bearded Manakin, Golden-headed Manakin, Black-tailed Tityra, White-winged Becard, Red-eyed Vireo, Scrub Greenlet, Golden-fronted Greenlet, Rufous-browed Peppershrike, Caribbean Martin, Bank Swallow, Blue and White Swallow, Southern Rough-winged Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Barn Swallow, White-winged Swallow, House Wren, Rufous-breasted Wren, Long-billed Gnatwren, Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush, Rufous-throated Solitaire, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Cocoa Thrush, Yellow-legged Thrush,  Spectacled Thrush, Red-legged Thrush, Forest Thrush, White-necked Thrush,  Tropical Mockingbird, White-breasted Thrasher, Scaly-breasted Thrasher, Pearly-eyed Thrasher, Brown Trembler, Gray Trembler, Yellow-throated Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Black-whiskered Vireo, Northern Parula, Yellow Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Plumbeous Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Whistling Warbler, Black and White Warbler, American Redstart, Prothonotary Warbler, Masked Yellowthroat, Tropical Parula, Golden-crowned Warbler, Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush, Bananaquit, Lesser Antillean Tanager, Antillean Euphonia, Violaceous Euphonia, Trinidad Euphonia, Masked Cardinal, White-shouldered Tanager, White-lined Tanager, Silver-beaked Tanager, Blue-gray Tanager, Palm Tanager, Blue-capped Tanager, Speckled Tanager, Scarlet Tanager, Turquoise Tanager, Bay-headed Tanager, Swallow Tanager, Blue Dacnis, Purple Honeycreeper, Red-legged Honeycreeper, Green Honeycreeper, Bicoloured Conebill, Lesser Antillean Saltator, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Blue-black Grassquit, Saffron Finch, Yellow-bellied Seedeater, Ruddy-breasted Seedeater, Black-faced Grassquit, Sooty Grassquit, Grayish Saltator, Streaked Saltator, Lesser Antillean Bullfinch, Barbados Bullfinch, St.Lucia Blackfinch, Grassland Yellow-finch, Hepatic Tanager, Red-crowned Ant Tanager, Dickcissel, Bobolink, Carib Grackle, Shiny Cowbird, St.Lucia Oriole, Martinique Oriole, Village Weaver, Orange Bishop, Black-rumped Waxbill

Recommended Field Guides: 

Birds of the West Indies by Herbert Raffeaele et al

Birds of Trinidad and Tobago by Martyn Kenefick et al