The Christian Valley forest is an eclectic mix of tropical fruits (e.g. mango, avocado, guava, soursop) and native woodland trees. Birds to be seen here include doves (Ruddy Quail-dove, Bridled Quail-dove, Scaly-naped Pigeon), as well as Scaly-breasted and Pearly-eyed Thrashers, and Antillean Euphonia.
Antillean Crested Hummingbirds and Green-throated Caribs are common at lower elevations. To see the Purple-throated Carib, however, you must hike to the higher elevation forests. The Purple-throated Carib feeds on heliconias, so you must climb until you find them in bloom. Environmental Awareness Group (EAG) has developed a short birding trail at this location. The trail traverses an excellent variety of habitats, and is relative level and easy for most people to walk. There are picnic tables and benches along the trail.
Contact the Environmental Awareness Group and they will help connect you to a guide on the island or help answer your questions on the logistic of visiting some of the island’s hotspots for birding:
(268) 462-6236 – Tel