FIRST NEW BIRD FOR ST.KITTS IN 2020

By Michael Ryan During the middle of  March 2020, the country entered a lock down for the COVID – 19 virus, following many other countries in the world. But late in March, something raised our spirits, if only in a small way! Robert Gorvett while at his home at Frigate Bay, St. Kitts, noticed a beautiful bird visit his bird […]

Brief Excitement!

By Michael Ryan Toward the middle of July, I was driving through the town of Basseterre, on the Bay Road, overlooking the Harbour. While driving through the College Street Ghut adjacent to where the sea meets the shore, I saw a large bird! What the heck was that!? So I reversed, parked, and walked to the little bridge. A Duck! […]

SECOND NEW BIRD FOR ST.KITTS IN 2018

By Michael Ryan Steve Mlodinow visited St. Kitts in March 2018, as is a checker for E-bird. Not only did he see 72 birds in one day, an unofficial local record for St.Kitts, he also saw 2 Bonaparte Gulls, which was reported on earlier. However, while birding during his stay in St.Kitts, he heard what was thought to be a […]

Sixth New Bird for St.Kitts in 2017!

On Sunday, December 10, 2017, Percy Hanley was birding with two visiting birders from Puerto Rico. While up by Romney Manor, they observed an energetic bird around the clock tower. After careful observation, it was easily identified as a Chestnut Sided Warbler. This was great news as this was the first sighting of a Chestnut Sided Warbler in St. Kitts! […]

NEW RECORD FOR ST.KITTS —- OVER 78 DIFFERENT BIRD SPECIES SPOTTED FOR I.M.B.D.

By: Michael Ryan As is customary, in early October every year, there is a quiet celebration of International Migratory Bird Day (I.M.B.D.) in St. Kitts. I.M.B.D. is celebrated throughout North, Central & South America, and the Caribbean, on the second Saturday of October, every year. In my case, I generally go birding for 2 full days, which will consume about […]

FIFTH NEW BIRD FOR ST.KITTS IN 2017

By: Michael Ryan On Saturday October 28, I decided to go to the golf club and just practice a little chipping and putting. As I arrived at the putting green I casually looked to my left at the adjacent pond, and nearly fell down in shock!! About 30 yards away was a large brown bird with a large down-curved bill. […]

THIRD NEW BIRD FOR ST.KITTS IN 2017

By Michael Ryan: October 8, 2017. On Sunday morning, October 1st, I was playing a round of golf at the Royal St. Kitts Golf Course at Frigate Bay. On the 14th hole there were a few waders on the fairway, which I hardly gave a glance, until one of them caught my eye. Initially, I thought it was a Lesser […]