2017 — FIRST NEW BIRD FOR ST.KITTS (BUT NOT FOR NEVIS)

Some birds are expanding their range throughout the Caribbean, generally heading northwards. We have recently recorded a couple of birds that were first (and recently) spotted in Nevis but had never been seen here. I got a call from Stacy Hobson, who lives in the hills overlooking the capital of St. Kitts, Basseterre, that there was an unidentified bird feeding […]

FIRST NEW BIRD FOR 2015

Our friends in Nevis have reported the sighting of a new bird for the Federation of St.Kitts & Nevis. Mr. Michael Biro observed the specie on the trail to Mt. Nevis, on 15 February 2015. It is a Spectacled Thrush (Turdus Nudigenis), and was formerly known as the Bare-eyed Robin and also a Bare-eyed Thrush. The Spectacled Thrush is found […]

Another Three Rare Bird Sightings!

Although I don’t get out too often, I managed to escape into the field over a few days in October, during the peak of the migratory season. While up at Wingfield Level on October 16, I was pleased with the Warbler activity. In one stretch of trees I saw a Black & White Warbler, a Yellow Warbler, an American Redstart […]

TWO NEWS BIRDS FOR ST.KITTS????

Campbell Evelyn was a naturalist, an environmentalist and a patriot of St. Kitts & Nevis. He loved the outdoors and was an avid camper. He loved birding. And he also loved hunting! It is claimed that Campell could identify many birds, not only by sight or by sound, but also by taste! He was instrumental in raising awareness in the […]

FIRST NEW BIRD REPORT — 2014

On March 23rd Percy Hanley was on the South East Peninsula passing the time by doing a little birding in the area around the artificial ponds created by the development of Christophe Harbour. He suddenly heard a call with which he was not familiar. He saw this greyish bird with a whitish eyebrow stripe, two wing bars, and long tail. […]

RARE BIRDS GALORE IN MARCH 2014!

March is turning out to be an interesting month for rare birds in St. Kitts, with five rare birds making an appearance! And one of these birds is a first for St.Kitts! The first to be spotted was a White-crowned Pigeon sighted on March 3, by Glenroy Blanchette by the Fisherman’s Wharf restaurant area. Interestingly enough, I also saw a […]

First Rare Bird For 2014

Having not had time for any birding over the past few weeks, I decided that on late Friday afternoon, I would briefly pass by the Frigate Bay Pond, on the way to my Kid’s football game. This was on February 1st, 2014. It was full of Common Gallinules, Caribbean Coots, a few Blue-winged Teals, and one very conspicuous white bird! […]

ANOTHER NEW BIRD FOR ST.KITTS

Searching the web has its benefits! Last week I had a bit of spare time and entered “birding st.kitts” and several pages back I came across a birding blog by Jerry Jourdan who had visited St. Kitts a couple of years ago on a cruise ship. The date was March 4th, 2010 to be exact. He described that as the […]

A RARE SURPRISE!

On Sunday, September 1st, 2013, I ventured over to the Half Moon Bay Pond as the migratory season has now started in earnest. Recently, I had been seeing a lot of “peeps” and other waders on and around the Golf Course, along with a variety of other birds. At Half Moon Bay, I casually observed the construction of a new […]

FOURTH NEW SIGHTING FOR 2012!

Another new bird has been spotted in St. Kitts! On September 8, 2012 in the Frigate Bay area, a Black tern was observed flying across the golf course by local bird photographer, Glenroy Blanchette. According to the Birds of the West Indies, by Raffelle et al, a black tern (non-breeding adult) is grey above, forecrown, hindneck, and underparts white except […]