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 […]
THE END OF A GREAT BIRDING SPOT!!
F March 12, 2017 — Michael Ryan The End of the Greatest Birding Spot!! All good things come to an end! One of the best birding hotspots in St.Kitts came to its natural closure this week! “The waterhole” on the South East Peninsula was a small pond just off of the main road which was initially thought to collect the […]
New bird specie record for I.M.B.D. 2016!
By: Michael Ryan At last! An opportunity to get out in the field again after being consumed by work for so long! For the seventh time in eight years, a quiet celebration of the International Migratory Bird Day took place in St. Kitts. I.M.B.D is celebrated in the Caribbean on or around the second Saturday in October. As is customary […]
No luck with the Pewee!
April 17, 2016 By: Michael Ryan I have not gone birding for some time so I decided load up my binos and camera, and look specifically for a very rare bird in St. Kitts, and last sighted in the 1980’s, the Lesser Antillean Pewee. I chose the area in the woods well to the South of the Christophe Harbour’s Pavilion […]
International Migration Bird Day (I.M.B.D.) celebration – 2015
Date: November 7, 2015. Michael Ryan For the sixth time in seven years, a quiet celebration of the IMBD was observed. As is traditional, 2 full days were taken to see how many different species can be spotted. Maximum time is 20 hours, but the number of hours spent birdwatching is usually somewhat less. This occasion was to be slightly […]
THE DANGERS OF BIRD WATCHING! I.M.B.D. CELEBRATION 2015
Michael Ryan: 18 October 2015 For the sixth time in seven years, I decided to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day (I.M.B.D.). Plans were made for Wednesday morning, all day Thursday, and Friday morning, September 30, October 1, & October 2, 2015 respectively. That period was extremely hot, easily the hottest of the whole summer with just a little wind from […]
73 Different Bird Species Spotted for I.M.B.D. Celebration!
Seventy-Three different Bird species spotted in St.Kitts on 14, 15 & 16 October, 2014 (total birding hours 18.5 hrs.) By: Michael Ryan International Migratory Bird Day (I.M.B.D.) in the Caribbean is celebrated on the second Saturday in October every year. As is customary, I always undertake a species bird count in St.Kitts close to that period to see how […]
67 Bird species spotted during I.M.B.D. Celebration — 2013 October 14th & 15th 2013
67 Bird species spotted during I.M.B.D. Celebration — 2013 October 14th & 15th 2013 By: Michael H. Ryan For the fourth time over the past 5 years, a quiet celebration of the International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) was undertaken in St. Kitts. Over a two day period, I traveled through St. Kitts tabulating the number of Birds species that were […]
Bird Report – Alan Vittery
REPORT ON BEHALF OF THE ST. CHRISTOPHER HERITAGE SOCIETY: THE ORNITHOLOGICAL AND ECOLOGICAL IMPORTANCE OF WETLAND SITES AND THE ECO-TOURISM POTENTIAL OF BIRDS IN ST. KITTS Alan Vittery 1. I visited St. Kitts (privately) for two weeks from 11 – 25 November 2006, during which time I made an intensive study of the birds of the southern part of the island, […]
BIRDING REPORT: March 2nd, 2013
BIRDING REPORT Saturday 2nd March, 2013 Christophe Harbour area focusing on the Cockleshell Pond and the “side-ponds” around the Great Salt Pond. By Percival Hanley I visited the Cockleshell Pond on February 16th and was pleasantly surprised to find, among the treasure trove of birds there, two unusual sights, a Tricolored Heron and the first recorded sighting in St.Kitts of […]