Ecclesdown Road

Ecclesdown Road in the Drivers River Valley is the wettest forest on the island—and the single most endemic-rich spot in the entire Caribbean. It is also an ideal place to search for the scarce Jamaican Blackbird; the blackbirds require mature wet forest, a habitat much reduced in Jamaica, and this is one of the best places for them. You will also want to make sure you see the smaller, darker, and proportionately longer-tailed “Black-billed” Streamertail, which occurs only at this end of the island. Take some time to cool down in the exceptionally beautiful and unspoiled Reach Falls, close to Ecclesdown.

Photo by Susan Otuokon

Ecclesdown (Photo by Susan Otuokon)



Birds of Jamaica


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