Here is the list of the birds I saw or heard on the trip. Heard-only species are denoted by (H) and established introduced species by (I). Life birds are in blue bold. A single asterisk denotes West Indian endemics and near-endemics (12 species). Double asterisks denote Jamaican endemics (30 species).

If the order seems a little strange, it's because it is my own interpretation of current information about what the taxonomic order should be (TiF Checklist).

BIRDS (134)


Masked Duck
Ruddy Duck
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
American Wigeon
Pied-billed Grebe
**Crested Quail-Dove
Ruddy Quail-Dove
Caribbean Dove
White-winged Dove
*Zenaida Dove
Mourning Dove
*White-crowned Pigeon
**Ring-tailed Pigeon
Rock Pigeon (I)
Common Ground-Dove
Smooth-billed Ani
Mangrove Cuckoo
**Chestnut-bellied Cuckoo
**Jamaican Lizard-Cuckoo
Northern Potoo
White-collared Swift
*Antillean Palm-Swift
**Jamaican Mango
*Vervain Hummingbird
**Red-billed Streamertail
**Black-billed Streamertail
Spotted Rail
Common Gallinule
American Coot
*Caribbean Coot
Purple Gallinule
Black-bellied Plover
Black-necked Stilt
Semipalmated Plover
Wilson's Plover
Northern Jacana
Stilt Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Royal Tern
Cabot's (Sandwich) Tern
Laughing Gull
White-tailed Tropicbird
Magnificent Frigatebird
Glossy Ibis
Brown Pelican
Least Bittern
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Tricolored Heron
Reddish Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Green Heron
Cattle Egret
American Egret
Great Blue Heron

Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
Common Barn-Owl
**Jamaican Owl
**Jamaican Tody
Belted Kingfisher
**Jamaican Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
**Black-billed Amazon
**Yellow-billed Amazon
Olive-throated Parakeet


**Jamaican Becard
**Jamaican Elaenia
**Sclater's (Greater Antilean) Elaenia
**Sad Flycatcher
**Rufous-tailed Flycatcher
*Stolid Flycatcher
Gray Kingbird
*Western Loggerhead Kingbird
**Jamaican Pewee
*Black-whiskered Vireo
**Blue Mountain Vireo
**Jamaican Vireo
**Jamaican Crow
Bank Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cave Swallow
Northern Mockingbird
*Bahama Mockingbird
European Starling (I)
*Rufous-throated Solitaire
**White-eyed Thrush
**White-chinned Thrush
Scaly-breasted Munia
**Jamaican Euphonia
Grasshopper Sparrow
**Jamaican Spindalis
**Jamaican Oriole
**Jamaican Blackbird
Shiny Cowbird
*Greater Antillean Grackle
Worm-eating Warbler
Northern Waterthrush (H)
Black-and-white Warbler
Swainson's Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
**Arrowhead Warbler
American Redstart
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Saffron Finch (I)
Yellow-faced Grassquit
*Greater Antillean Bullfinch
**Yellow-shouldered Grassquit
Black-faced Grassquit


**Jamaican Giant Anole, Anolis garmani
**Jamaican Turquoise Anole, Anolis grahami
**Jamaican Gray Anole, Anolis lineatopus
**Opal-bellied Anole, Anolis opalinus
**Blue Mountain Anole, Anolis reconditus
**Jamaican Twig Anole, Anolis valencienni


Small Asian Mongoose, Herpestes javanensis (I)