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

Barbados

Photos L to R (click image to scroll): Antillean Crested Hummingbird female on nest (photo ©David Petts); Barbados local race of Yellow Warbler (photo ©Birding the Islands client Beatrice Henricot); Caribbean Martin (photo © Birding the Islands client 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 ©Birding the Islands co-leader Keith Clarkson); St.Lucia Parrot in flight (photo ©Birding the Islands co-leader Keith Clarkson); St.Lucia Pewee (photo ©Birding the Islands co-leader Keith Clarkson); St.Lucia Warbler (photo ©Birding the Islands co-leader Keith Clarkson); White-breasted Thrasher (photo ©Birding the Islands co-leader Keith Clarkson)

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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Martinique

Photos L to R (click image to scroll): The minuscule Blue-headed Hummingbird is a near endemic found only on Martinique and Dominica(photo© Birding the Islands client Béatrice Henricot); The endemic Martinique Oriole(photo© Birding the Islands client Béatrice Henricot); The beautiful songster - the Rufous-throated Solitaire (photo© Birding the Islands client Terry Anderson) Grey Trembler (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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Dominica

Photos L to R (click image to scroll): One of two endemic Amazonas on Dominica - the Red-necked Parrot (photo ©Birding the Islands client Steve Kornfeld); The near endemic Plumbeous Warber is only found on Dominica and Guadeloupe(photo© Birding the Islands client Béatrice Henricot) Imperial Amazon (photo by Bertrand Baptiste); The handsome Red-legged Thrush (photo © Birding the Islands client Yves-Jacques Rey-Millet); Ringed Kingfisher (photo © Bajan Birder client Sam Barone); Munching on mango - the Lesser Antillean Saltator (photo© Birding the Islands client Béatrice Henricot)

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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Guadeloupe

Photos L to R (click image to scroll): The secretive and beautiful Bridled Quail Dove (photo © Birding the Islands client Béatrice Henricot); Endemic to Guadeloupe and the only resident woodpecker in the Lesser Antilles - the Guadeloupe Woodpecker (photo © Birding the Islands client Béatrice Henricot) ; The delightful Lesser Antillean Pewee(photo © Birding the Islands client Béatrice Henricot); Another secretive species that we get you close to - the Forest Thrush (photo © Birding the Islands client Béatrice Henricot)

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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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 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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Grenada

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 10 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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Trinidad

Photos L to R (click image to scroll): One of the rarest birds in the world - the endemic Trinidad Piping Guan (photo ©Birding the Islands co-leader Keith Clarkson); The island's other endemic the Trinidad Motmot (photo ©Birding the Islands co-leader Keith Clarkson); The absolutely phenomenal Bearded Bellbird (photo ©Birding the Islands co-leader Keith Clarkson) Channel-billed Toucans (photo ©Sam Barone); One of the highlights of a Trinidad trip - the magnificent Tufted Coquette (photo ©Birding the Islands client Beatrice Henricot); One of the most peculiar birds of the trip - the cave-dwelling Oilbird (photo ©Birding the Islands co-leader Keith Clarkson)

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 1: Every Endemic in The Lesser Antilles

Little Tinamou, Least Grebe, Pied-billed Grebe, American Flamingo, 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, 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, Purple 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, 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, 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, Mangrove Rail, Clapper Rail, Rufous-necked Wood-Rail, Sora, 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, Laughing Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Gull-billed Tern, Royal Tern, Sandwich Tern, Roseate Tern, Large-billed Tern, Common Tern, Least Tern, Bridled Tern, Sooty Tern, Brown Noddy, 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, Lilac-tailed Parrotlet, Blue-headed Parrot, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Orange-winged Parrot, Green-rumped Parrotlet, Red-necked Parrot, St.Lucia Parrot, Imperial Parrot, St. Vincent Parrot, Red-bellied Macaw, Great Antshrike, Black-crested Antshrike, Barred Antshrike, Plain Antvireo, White-flanked Antwren, Silvered Antbird, White-bellied Antbird, Black-faced Antthrush, Gray-throated Leaftosser, Plain-brown Woodcreeper, Cocoa Woodcreeper, Straight-billed 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, Common Nighthawk, Antillean Nighthawk, St.Lucia Nightjar, Common Potoo, Oilbird, Chestnut-collared Swift, Chapman's Swift, Band-rumped 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, Ruby-topaz Hummingbird, Green-throated Mango, Black-throated Mango, Tufted Coquette, Long-billed Starthroat, Blue-chinned Sapphire, 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, 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, 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, Bearded Bellbird, White-bearded Manakin, Golden-headed Manakin, Black-tailed Tityra, White-winged Becard, 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, Local race of House Wren on 5 Lesser Antillean islands, Rufous-breasted Wren, Long-billed Gnatwren, Rufous-throated Solitaire, Cocoa Thrush, Yellow-legged Thrush,  Spectacled Thrush, Red-legged Thrush, Forest Thrush,  Tropical Mockingbird, White-breasted Thrasher, Scaly-breasted Thrasher, Pearly-eyed Thrasher, Brown Trembler, Gray Trembler, 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, 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, Black-faced Grassquit, Sooty Grassquit, Grayish Saltator, Lesser Antillean Bullfinch, Barbados Bullfinch, St.Lucia Black Finch, Grassland Yellow-Finch, Red-crowned Ant-Tanager, Bobolink, Carib Grackle, Shiny Cowbird, St.Lucia Oriole, Martinique Oriole

Recommended Field Guides: 

Birds of the West Indies by Raffaele et al

Birds of Trinidad &Tobago by Kenefick et al