Tour 1: Every Endemic in the Lesser Antilles (with optional extension to Trinidad)

Top 10 Bird Species per Island

The Top 10 Species that we will be targeting on each island that we visit on Tour 1: Every Endemic in The Lesser Antilles


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

Top 10 Target Species on Barbados: Barbados Bullfinch, Little Egret, Scaly-naped Pigeon, Black-whiskered Vireo, Masked Duck, endemic subspecies of Yellow Warbler, Grassland Yellow-Finch, Antillean Crested Hummingbird, Black-faced Grassquit, Caribbean Elaenia

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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 10 Target Species on St. Lucia:St.Lucia Parrot, St.Lucia Oriole, St.Lucia Warbler, St.Lucia Black Finch, St. Lucia Pewee, House Wren (St.Lucia race), White-breasted Thrasher, Black Swift, Lesser Antillean Swift, St.Lucia Nightjar

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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)

Top 10 Target Species on Martinique: Martinique Oriole, Gray Trembler, Blue-headed Hummingbird, Rufous-throated Solitaire, Yellow Warbler (Martinique race), Scaly-breasted Thrasher, American Kestrel, Antillean Euphonia, Shiny Cowbird, Common Ground Dove

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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 10 Target Species on Dominica:Imperial Parrot, Red-necked Parrot, House Wren (Dominica race),Plumbeous Warbler, Barn Owl, Blue-headed Hummingbird, Red-legged Thrush, Ringed Kingfisher, Ruddy Quail- Dove, Lesser Antillean Saltator

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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 10 Target Species on Guadeloupe: Guadeloupe Woodpecker, Lesser Antillean Pewee, Bridled Quail Dove, Brown Trembler, Mangrove Cuckoo, Forest Thrush, Lesser Antillean Bullfinch, Tropical Mockingbird, Gray Kingbird, Zenaida Dove

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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 10 Target Species on Antigua and Barbuda and Montserrat: West Indian Whistling Duck, Barbuda Warbler, Montserrat Oriole, White-cheeked Pintail, Pearly-eyed Thrasher, White-crowned Pigeon, White-winged Dove, Least Tern, Leach's Storm Petrel, Red-billed Tropicbird

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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 10 Target Species on St. Vincent:St. Vincent Parrot, Whistling Warbler, House Wren (St. Vincent local race), Lesser Antillean Tanager, Bananaquit (all black race), Cocoa Thrush, Spectacled Thrush, Yellow-bellied Elaenia, Grenada Flycatcher, Smooth-billed Ani

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

Top 20 Target Species on Grenada:Grenada Dove, Rufous-breasted Hermit, House Wren (Grenada race), Hook-billed Kite (Grenada race), Purple-throated Carib, Broad-winged Hawk, Caribbean Marten, Carib Grackle, Eared Dove, Bananaquit

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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-gray Tanager (photo ©Sam Barone); Tufted Coquette (photo ©Sam Barone)

Top 10 Target Species on Trinidad:Trinidad Piping Guan, Trinidad Motmot, Tufted Coquette, Ruby Topaz Hummingbird, Oilbird, Golden-headed Manakin, Bearded Bellbird, Great Antshrike, Red-crowned Ant Tanager, Streaked Xenops

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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, Leach'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, 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, 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-colored Tyrannulet, 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 Pauraque, 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 Antillean Swift, Fork-tailed Palm-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-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-colored 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, 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, Red-capped 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, Bicoloued 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 Black Finch, 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 Raffaele et al

Birds of Trinidad &Tobago by Kenefick et al