St. Vincent and the Grenadines is an island chain north of Trinidad and Tobago and consists of the main island of Saint Vincent and the northern two-thirds of the Grenadines, which are a chain of smaller islands stretching south from Saint Vincent Island to Grenada. In total, there are 32 islands and cays, but most are uninhabited…by humans that is.
Over 170 species of resident and migratory birds have been recorded in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, so it is definitely worth a visit.
The coastlines, ponds, and mangroves are great places to be on the lookout for the Magnificent Frigatebird, White-tailed Tropicbird, terns, egrets, herons and the occasional Glossy Ibis.
Without question, one of the most special birds here is the endemic St. Vincent Parrot. There are several large parrots endemic to the Lesser Antilles chain, but many claim that this species is the most striking of them all. Endemic to the island of the same name, this Amazona possesses two morphs, a yellow-brown variant, which is much the commoner, and a green one.
Another endemic species you may hear in the forest is the Whistling Warbler (Catharopeza bishopi), a small, black bird that flitters around the undergrowth. The Grenada Flycatcher is another special and beautiful bird to find—it is endemic to SVG and Grenada. Other regionally endemic birds you may encounter at Vermont include the Antillean Crested Hummingbird, the Purple-throated Carib, the Lesser Antillean Tanager, the Brown Trembler, and the Rufous-throated Solitaire. But there are many more!