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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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Rufous-vented Chachalaca Ortalis ruficauda ©Fernando Flores - Wikimedia Website

Birding Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an island nation in the Lesser Antilles chain of the Caribbean Sea. Its 389-square-kilometre (150 sq mi) territory consists of the main island of Saint Vincent and the northern two-thirds of the Grenadines. The country has a French and British colonial history and is now part of the Commonwealth of Nations and CARICOM.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines lies between Saint Lucia and Grenada in the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles, an island arc of the Caribbean Sea. The islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines include the main island of Saint Vincent (344 km2/133 sq mi) and the northern two-thirds of the Grenadines (45 km2/17 sq mi), a chain of small islands stretching south from Saint Vincent to Grenada.

Contributor

Wikipedia

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Vincent_and_the_Grenadines

Number of Species

Number of bird species: 178

(As at September 2018)

National Bird: St. Vincent Amazon Amazona guildingii

Endemics

Number of endemics: 2

St. Vincent Parrot Amazona guildingii Whistling Warbler Catharopeza bishopi

Checklist

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Useful Reading

Fieldguides

For further fieldguides covering the area, refer to useful reading on the general regional page HERE

The Birds of the West Indies

By Herbert Raffaele, James Wiley, Orlando Garrido, Allan Keith & Janis Raffaele | Christopher Helm | 2003 | Paperback | 216 pages, 92 colour plates, 181 colour distribution maps |

ISBN: 0713654198

Buy this book from NHBS.com

Organisations

St. Vincent National Trust

Website

St. Vincent National Trust P.O. Box 1538 Kingstown, St. Vincent Tel: (784) 451-2921 - svgntrust@gmail.com - Established in 1969, The National Trust is charged with the preservation of the natural, historic, cultural and built heritage of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, on behalf of its people.

Reserves

Abbreviations Key

National Parks, Rivers & Beaches

Website

The Eastern Caribbean nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) consists of the main island of St. Vincent (345 km2), and the Grenadines (44 km2) which includes the islands of Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Mayreau, Union Island, Palm Island, Petit St. Vincent, and 28 uninhabited islets.

NR Winnie Palmer

Website

Satellite View

The Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve (WPNR) is a 50-acre reserve at Saint Vincent College. The Nature Reserve, nestled between the busy Route 30 corridor and Route 981 in Latrobe, PA, is a beautiful recreation area filled with more than two miles of trails, native plantings

Guides & Tour Operators

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Focus on Nature

Tour Operator

…On all the islands that we visit, our aims are to see as many of the endemic and specialty birds as we can, and to have a most enjoyable time doing so…

Trip Reports

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CloudBirders

Trip Report Repository

CloudBirders was created by a group of Belgian world birding enthusiasts and went live on 21st of March 2013. They provide a large and growing database of birding trip reports, complemented with extensive search, voting and statistical features.

2015 [07 July] - Petri Hottola

PDF Report

On the following day, I went out to see the island endemics, St. Vincent Amazon and Whistling Warbler, the two St. Vincent target species for a globetrotting world lister. Additionally, one may be interested to see a St. Vincent (House) Wren, a Grenada Flycatcher and a Lesser Antilles Tanager.

2016 [04 April] - Jesse Fagan - Lesser Antilles

Report

10 islands, 14 days, 14 flights, 8 hotels, 1 visit to the emergency room, drive on the right, drive on the left,...you get the picture. It requires a lot of action and movement to see these birds! And see them we did. It was another successful island-hopping adventure this year, and the logistics worked out fine on this logistically complicated tour.

2017 [06 June] - Mark Van Beirs

PDF Report

Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Santa Lucia, Saint Vincent, Barbados and Grenada were the ten islands we visited on our recent Lesser Antilles tour. Some are independent countries in their own right, while others are Overseas Territories. All these islands exude a quite different flavour, as some are rich and well developed and some are obviously quite poor with pothole-riddled roads and limited infrastructure.

2018 [03 March] - Victor Emanuel

PDF Report

From the first day in Barbados to the last day in St Vincent, our cruise to the Lesser Antilles aboard the Sea Cloud was one of the best trips that VENT has ever operated for the Lab. Blending birding and natural history with doses of history and culture, we visited six islands (Barbados, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines), each characterized by unique history, ambience, and, of course, endemic birds.

Places to Stay

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Cotton House - Mustique

Accommodation

The Cotton House is located on renowned Mustique, a private island estate in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, West Indies…

Other Links

St. Vincent Parrot Amazona guildingii

Information

The Saint Vincent amazon (Amazona guildingii) also known as Saint Vincent parrot, is a large, approximately 40 cm long, coloured amazon parrot with a yellowish white, blue and green head, greenish-bronze upper parts plumage, and violet blue-green wings.