Bird Watching

St. Kitts is blessed with a myriad of beautiful, complex ecosystems containing a range of photogenic wildlife and a whole host of things to do. From our seas to our forests, there's something to please everyone, and observing the daily habits of our airborne natural treasures is one of the most relaxing and satisfying of them all. St. Kitts' Northern, Central and Southern mountain ranges are carpeted in thick rainforests supporting huge bio-diversity.

Brown Pelican, Magnificent Frigatebird, Cattle Egret, American Kestrel, Royal Tern, Feral Pigeon, Zenaida Dove, Common Ground-dove, Caribbean Elaenia, Grey Kingbird, Caribbean Martin, Scaly-breasted Thrasher, Bananaquit, Black-faced Grassquit & Lesser Antillean Bullfinch, and Black-whiskered Vireo are only a few the species that will fascinate you for hours.

The Twin Island Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis has always been under the radar for Birdwatchers. This is somewhat surprising as the two islands have a well established and diverse eco-system. St. Kitts alone has 9 large Ponds, some hosting an amazing array of birdlife at certain times of the year.

Below is a list of the birds you can find on St. Kitts. You can also learn more about Bird Watching on St Kitts by clicking here.

Species Name

Scientific Name

Pied-billed Grebe

Podilymbus podiceps

Brown Booby

Sula leucogaste

Brown Pelican

Perlecanus occidentalis

Magnificent Frigatebird

Fregata magnificens

Little Blue Heron

Egretta caerulea

Snowy Egret

Egretta thula

Great Blue Heron

Ardea herodias

Great White Egret

Egretta alba

Cattle Egret

Bubulcus ibis

Yellow-crowned Night-heron

Nyctanassa violacea

Greater Flamingo

Phoenicopterus ruber

Blue-winged Teal

Anas discors

Northern Shoveler

Anas clypeata

Ring-necked Duck

Aythya collaris

Lesser Scaup

Aythya affinis

Red-tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis


Pandion haliaetus

American Kestrel

Falco sparverius

Common Moorhen

Gallinula chloropus

American Coot

Fulica americana

Black-necked Stilt

Himantopus mexicanus

Grey Plover

Pluvialis squatarola

Semipalmated Plover

Charadrius semipalmatus

Wilson's Plover

Charadrius wilsonia

Wilson's' Snipe

Gallinago g. delicata

Greater Yellowlegs

Tringa melanoleuca

Lesser Yellowlegs

Tringa flavipes

Spotted Sandpiper

Tringa macularia

Ruddy Turnstone

Arenaria interpres

Short-billed Dowitcher

Limnodromus griseus


Calidris alba

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Calidris pusilla

Ring-billed Gull

Larus delawarensis

American Herring Gull

Larus a. smithsonianus

Black-headed Gull

Larus ridibundus

Laughing Gull

Larus atricilla

Royal Tern

Sterna maxima

Feral Pigeon

Columba livia

Scaly-naped Pigeon

Columba squamosa

Zenaida Dove

Zenaida aurita

Common Ground-Dove

Columbina passerina

Bridled Quail-Dove

Geotrygon mystacea

Purple-throated Carib

Eulampis jugularis

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