Tour 1: The Perfect Combo

Top 20 Bird Species per Island

The Top 20 Species that we will be targeting on each island that we visit on Tour 1: The Perfect Combo


Photos L to R (click on image to scroll): Caribbean Martin (photo ©Yves-Jacques Rey-Millet); Green-throated Carib (photo ©Sam Barone) Cattle Egret in full breeding plumage (photo ©David Petts);Bananaquit(photo ©David Petts); Southern Lapwing (photo ©Sam Barone); Scarlet Tanager (one of many migrants that can often be seen on the island - (photo ©Sam Barone)

Top 20 Target Species on Barbados: Barbados Bullfinch, Little Egret, Scaly-naped Pigeon, Eared Dove, Masked Duck, Golden Warbler (endemic subspecies of Yellow Warbler), Grassland Yellow-Finch, Antillean Crested Hummingbird, Black-faced Grassquit, Caribbean Elaenia, Caribbean Martin, Southern Lapwing, Black Swift, Gray Kingbird, Sora, Purple Gallinule, Zenaida Dove, Green Heron, Shiny Cowbird, Roseate Tern

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Photos L to R (click on image to scroll): White-crowned Pigeon (photo ©Yves-Jacques Rey-Millet); Imperial Amazon - photo by Bertrand Baptiste; Red-legged Thrush (photo ©Yves-Jacques Rey-Millet); Purple-throated Carib (photo ©David Petts); Plumbeous Warbler (photo ©Franky Delcroix); Ringed Kingfisher (photo ©Sam Barone)

Top 20 Target Species on Dominica: Imperial Parrot, Red-necked Parrot, local race of House Wren (likely to become Dominica House Wren), Plumbeous Warbler, Purple-throated Carib, 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, Pearly-eyed Thrasher, Broad-winged Hawk, Masked Booby, Red-footed Booby, Bridled Tern

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

Top 20 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, Red-eyed Vireo, Rufous-throated Solitaire, Lesser Antillean Swift, Pied-billed Grebe, Rufous Nightjar, Grey Trembler, Scaly-breasted Thrasher, West-Indian Whistling-Duck, Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Brown Booby, Red-billed Tropicbird, White-tailed Tropicbird, Semper's Warbler (possibly extinct)*

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Photos L to R (click on image to scroll): White-necked Jacobin (photo ©Sam Barone); Channel-billed Toucans (photo ©Sam Barone); Green-backed Trogon (photo ©Sam Barone); Barred Antshrike (photo ©Sam Barone); Saffron Finch (photo ©Sam Barone); Smooth-billed Ani (photo ©James Hanlon); Blue Dacnis (photo ©Sam Barone)

Top 20 Target Species on Trinidad:Trinidad Piping Guan, Trinidad Euphonia, Trinidad Motmot, White-tailed Sabrewing, Great Antshrike, Ruby Topaz Hummingbird, Channel-billed Toucan, Oilbird, Golden-headed Manakin, Green-rumped Parrotlet, Red-bellied Macaw, Bearded Bellbird, Scarlet Ibis, Spectacled Owl, Crimson-crested Woodpecker, Collared Trogon, Ornate Hawk Eagle, Little Tinamou, Common Potoo, Swallow Tanager, Rufous-browed Peppershrike

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Below is the Full List of Bird Species that we have the chance of seeing on Tour 1: The Perfect Combo

Little Tinamou, Least Grebe, Pied-billed Grebe, Audubon's Shearwater, Wilson's Storm Petrel, Leech's Storm Petrel, White-tailed Tropicbird, Red-billed Tropicbird, Masked Booby, Brown Booby, Red-footed Booby, Magnificent Frigatebird, Neotropic Cormorant, Pinnated Bittern, Least Bittern, Stripe-backed Bittern, Rufescent Tiger Heron, Cocoi Heron, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Little Blue Heron, Tricoloured Heron, Cattle Egret, Green Heron, Black-crowned Night Heron, Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Striated Heron, Agami 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, Rufous-vented Chachalaca, Trinidad Piping Guan, Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture, King Vulture, Osprey, Pearl Kite, Gray-headed 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, 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, Laughing Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Gull-billed Tern, Royal Tern, Sandwich Tern, Yellow-billed Tern, Large-billed Tern, Common Tern, Least Tern, Bridled Tern, Sooty Tern, Black Skimmer, Rock Dove, Pale-vented Pigeon, Scaled Pigeon, White-crowned Pigeon, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Zenaida Dove, Common Ground Dove, Plain-breasted Ground Dove, Ruddy Ground Dove, Blue Ground 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, Green-rumped Parrotlet, Red-necked Parrot, St.Lucia Parrot, Imperial 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 Spintail, 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, Short-tailed Swift, Gray-rumped Swift, Lesser Antiilean Swift, Fork-tailed Swift, White-necked Jacobin, 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, 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, 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, Turqoise 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, Black-faced Grassquit, Sooty Grassquit, Grayish Saltator, Streaked Saltator, Lesser Antillean Bullfinch, St.Lucia Blackfinch, Grassland Yellow-finch, Hepatic Tanager, Red-crowned Ant Tanager, Dickcissel, Bobolink, Carib Grackle, Shiny Cowbird, St.Lucia Oriole

Recommended Field Guides: 

Birds of the West Indies by Raffaele et al

Birds of Trinidad &Tobago by Kenefick et al