Jamaica Birding

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If you want to see all of our 28 endemics, then be prepared for some hard traveling and long hours. Jamaica is much bigger than it seems on the map. Apart from the Black-billed Streamertail (only in the east of the island) all others are found in the southern parishes including Cockpit Country.

See our Gallery for photos of some of the many birds you may see.

Endemics Endemic sub species
Ring-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas caribaea Plain Pigeon Patagioenas inornata
Crested Quail-Dove Geotrygon versicolor Common Ground-Dove Columbina passerina
Yellow-billed Parrot Amazona collaria Caribbean Dove Leptotila jamaicensis
Black-billed Parrot Amazona agilis Olive-throated Parakeet Aratinga nana
Mangrove Cuckoo Coccyzus minor
Jamaican Lizard Cuckoo Saurothera vetula Northern Patoo Nyctibius jamaicensis
Chestnut-bellied Cuckoo Hyetornis pluvialis Vervain Hummingbird Mellisuga minima
Jamaican Owl Pseudoscops grammicus Greater Antillean Elaenia Elaenia fallax
Jamaican Mango Anthracothorax mango Stolid Flycatcher Myarchius stolidus
Red-billed Streamertail Trochilus polytmus Loggerhead Kingbird Tyrranus caudifasciatus
Black-billed Streamertail Trochilus scitulus Golden Swallow (extinct?) Tachycineta euchrysea
Jamaican Tody Todus todus Rufous-throated Solitaire Myadestes genibarbis
Jamaican Woodpecker Melanerpes radiolatus Bahama Mockingbird Mimus gundlachii
Jamaican Elaenia Myiopagis cotta Bananaquit Coereba flaveola
Jamaican Pewee Contopus pallidus Greater-antillean Bullfinch Loxigilla violacea
Sad Flycatcher Myiarchus barbirostris Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarum
Rufous-tailed Flycatcher Myiarchus validus Greater Antillean Grackle Quiscalus niger
Jamaican Becard Pachyramphus niger Jamaican Oriole Icterus leucopteryx
Jamaican Vireo Vireo modestus
Blue Mountain Vireo Vireo osburni Caribbean endemics
Jamaican Crow Corvus jamaicensis West Indian Whistling Duck Dendrocygna arborea
White-eyed Thrush Turdus jamaicensis Caribbean Coot Fulica caribaea
White-chinned Thrush Turdos aurantius Antillean Palm Swift Tachornis phoenicobia
Arrowhead Warbler Dendroica pharetra
Jamaican Spindalis Spindalis nigricephala
Jamaican Euphonia Euphonia jamaica
Yellow-shouldered Grassquit Loxipasser anoxanthus
Orangequit Euneornis campestris
Jamaican Blackbird Nesopsar nigerrimus