Saturday, 18 April 2015

Birding Five Islands in Six Days - St. Lucia

Here are some of the birds I saw while birding on the Caribbean island of St.Lucia on April 9, 2015

Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus)

Sandwich Tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis)

Sandwich Tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis)
Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla)
Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla)
Laughing Gulls, Sandwich Terns and Royal Tern
Carib Grackle (Quiscalus lugubris)(F)
Lesser Antillean Bullfinch (Loxigilla noctis)(M)
Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola)
Take note throat color and how it varies from island to island

Tropical Mockingbird (Mimus gilvus)
Tropical Mockingbird preening 
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) in its white phase


An out of focus Black-Whiskered Vireo (Vireo altiloquus)