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 […]

FIRST NEW BIRD FOR 2018 — NEW BIRDS, RARE BIRDS AND RECORD BROKEN!

By Michael Ryan Steve Mlodinow is an avid birder, and a checker for E-Bird. He visited St.Kitts in the middle of March this year, 2018. Although I did not meet Steve, I heard about his findings through Percy Hanley. Steve visited St.Kitts and as with most birders, was pleasantly surprised by the number of different bird species that he spotted […]

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. […]

FOURTH NEW BIRD DISCOVERED IN ST. KITTS IN 2017!!!

By: Mikey Ryan On day two of my annual bird species count in St .Kitts, I decided to head up to Wingfield level in the Mountains. Arriving there at 7:00 am, I ventured up the dirt road under the canopy of trees. A movement on the ground caught my eye, and I spotted a bird which was hopping along the […]

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 […]

ANOTHER NEW BIRD FOR ST.KITTS – APRIL 2017

By Michael Ryan Following the first sighting of the Shiny Cowbird in St. Kitts earlier this month, another new bird has just been spotted. On the Easter Weekend, on Sunday, April 16, I was birdwatching on the South East Peninsula in the woodlands a bit south of the Christophe Harbour’s Pavilion restaurant, when I saw movement in the top of […]

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 […]