Birding Factoids

165 species
in 32 families

14 of the 58 Caribbean 
speciality species are 
represented here. 
3 endangered species
4 endemics

    St. Lucia
    Hotspots
Checklist of St. Lucia BirdsTours and GuidesEco-LodgesSpeciality BirdsMap and Country Information
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St. Lucia Specialities
Grey Trembler - Image copyright Barry MacKay
Image copyright Barry MacKay

 



 

     
    ....Natural Attractions of St. Lucia - this site (scroll down) identifies the
      major hiking trails, plus some brief information about birding locations. 
    ....Saint Lucia - Flora and Fauna
    ....St. Lucia's Enchanted Rainforest - by Heidi A. Schuessler. Fall under
      the spell of St. Lucia's magical mountains. This articles describes some of the trails in the St. Lucia rainforest. 
    ....St Lucia Parrot (Jacquot) (Amazona versicolor) - this endangered bird ....Fighting For A Rare Bird - By Blake Edgar. Forest officer Michael 
      Bobb is one in a small army of people making a difference on the tiny island of St. Lucia. For the past five years, from January to June, they have spent countless hours during nesting and breeding seasons watching parrots court, mate and nest.
    ....Scenes from a Lesser Antilles Trip - 18-28 March 2000. A photo
      montage by Don Roberson. These shots are from a fine "Focus on Nature" tour of the Lesser Antillean islands of St. Lucia, St. Vincent, and Dominica (a trip led by Armas Hill), with a final day on Puerto Rico (a trip led by B. J. Rose and with a different set of participants). In the islands of the Lesser Antilles, we were successful in locating all island and regional endemics within a week. 
    ....Trip Report: Lesser Antilles - St. Lucia, Dominica and St. Vincent
      5 - 14 December 2000. By Barry Cooper and Gail Mackiernan. For birders who wish to see all the Caribbean endemics and specialties, a trip to the Lesser Antilles is a must. Some of the regionís most spectacular birds are found on these small islands, as well as some of the most undisturbed habitat.
    ....Trip Report: Lesser Antilles - 3-13 November 1999. By Frank Frazier. 
      Thought it might be of interest to give a brief report of the highlights of a trip I took with my N.J. friend Bill Weiss, to some principal islands of the Lesser Antilles in hopes of seeing their endemics and specialties - we visited Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent, ending up with one night and morning in Puerto Rico.
    ....St. Lucia Trip Reports - additional St. Lucia trip reports are
      available from Blake Maybank's "Birding the Americas: Trip Report and Trip Planning Repository". 
 

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Tours and Guides

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    **..The West Indies on the Sea Cloud with Victor Emanuel Nature Tours
      (VENT) - This special cruise offers a unique opportunity to visit this region, sailing some of the prettiest waters on earth aboard the magnificent 4-masted sailing ship, Sea Cloud, and taking numerous natural history excursions on shore with an emphasis on birding. Our ports of call will be St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Martinique, Dominica and Guadaloupe. 
      VENT offers nearly 140 tours to over 100 land-based destinations each year and is the largest tour company in the world specializing in birding and natural history.

 

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Caribbean Specialities in St. Lucia

Information derived from Sibley & Monroe checklists in Thayer's Birder's Diary - Version 2.02
and Santa Barbara Software Products BirdArea. Information on endangered birds
is derived from the IUCN Red List, Birdlife International, and supporting
data bases developed by Ian Patton, of Merlin Species Watcher. An international checklist system
was required to enable world-wide country to country comparisons.These speciality birds may be uncommon,
or extremely rare at this location, or may only be present in migration. However, documented sightings of
each species noted below have been made in St. Lucia.


St. Lucia Endemics

___ Semper's Warbler ___ St. Lucia Black-Finch
___ St. Lucia Oriole
___ St. Lucia Parrot
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Caribbean Endemic Specialities in St. Lucia

___ Antillean Crested Hummingbird
___ Anrtillean Wren
___ Bridled Quail-Dove
___ Forest Thrush
___ Grey Trembler
___ Lesser Antillean Bullfinch
___ Lesser Antillean Flycatcher
___ Lesser Antillean Pewee
___ Lesser Antillean Swift
___ Purple-throated Carib
___ Rufous-throated Solitaire
___ Scaly-breasted Thrasher
___ Scaly-naped Pigeon
___ White-breasted Thrasher
Endangered Birds in St. Lucia

Breeding Birds

Non-Breeding Birds

___ St. Lucia Parrot
___ Semper Warbler
___ White-breasted Thrasher
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