RARE BIRD SPOTTED — JUNE 2021!!

By Michael Ryan June 16, 2021 A recent report from the Northern end of the island indicated there was a strange bird flying around Bell Tate beach. Percy Hanley heard about it and on Sunday, June 6th, travelled to the area to see if he could spot it. Sure enough, there was a bird flying around. After a careful study, […]

FIRST NEW BIRD FOR ST.KITTS FOR 2021

By Michael Ryan, May 18, 2021 E-Bird is a worldwide organization where anyone can submit their bird sightings on line, and the data collected for the individual countries is recorded. One of the benefits of e-bird, is that you can register to receive a notification if anyone reports a rare bird in St. Kitts & Nevis. Well, on Saturday, May […]

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! […]

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. […]