Caribbean 2018 - Bird checklist

       
 

A list of bird species seen during a trip to Tobago and Barbados (Bridgetown, listed last) in December 2018. For sure, with only 63 species not an extensive list, and especially Barbados had a limited avifauna. But at least I managed to see 8 species of hummingbirds combined at the two islands.

 

 

 

 

Number

 

Species

 

Latin name

 

Location

 

1 Rufous-vented Chachalaca Ortalis ruficauda Castara
2 Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens Castara
3 Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus Little Tobago
4 Red-footed Booby Sula sula Little Tobago
5 Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Little Tobago
6 Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis Castara
7 Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Castara
8 Black-crown Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax Castara
9 Green Heron Butorides virescens Castara
10 Striated Heron Butorides striata Roxborough
11 Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea Castara
12 Striated Heron Butorides striata Castara
13 Yellow-headed Caracara Milvago chimachima Castara
14 Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus Little Tobago
15 Great Black Hawk Buteogallus urubitinga Tobago
16 Osprey Pandion haliaetus Little Tobago
17 Merlin Falco columbarius Little Tobago
18 Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius Castara
19 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres Speyside
20 Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus Castara
21 Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla Castara
22 Trinidad Motmot Momotus bahamensis Castara
23 Red-crowned Woodpecker Melanerpes rubricapillus Tobago
24 Scaly-naped Pigeon Patagioenas squamosa Little Tobago
25 Rock Pigeon Columba livia Tobago
26 White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi Tobago
27 Pale-vented Pigeon Patagioenas cayennensis Castara
28 Green-rumped Parrotlet Forpus passerinus Tobago
29 Orange-winged Amazon Amazona amazonica Castara
30 Black-throated Mango Anthracothorax nigricollis Tobago
31 Ruby-topaz Hummingbird Chrysolampis mosquitus Speyside
32 Rufous-breasted Hermit Glaucis hirsutus Tobago
33 White-necked Jacobin Florisuga mellivora Speyside
34 White-tailed Sabrewing Campylopterus ensipennis Tobago
35 Copper-rumped Hummingbird Amazilia tobaci Castara
36 Crested Oropendola Psarocolius decumanus Tobago
37 Rufous-tailed Jacamar Galbula ruficauda Tobago
38 Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon Speyside
39 Blue-backed Manakin Chiroxiphia pareola Tobago
40 Short-tailed Swift Chaetura brachyura Castara
41 Gray-rumped swift Chaetura cinereiventris Castara
42 Gray-breasted Martin Progne chalybea Port of Spain Airport, Trinidad
43 Southern House Wren Troglodytes aedon musculus Little Tobago
44 Gray Kingbird Tyrannus dominicensis Tobago
45 Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus Castara
46 Yellow-bellied Elaenia Elaenia flavogaster Castara
47 Brown-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus tyrannulus Castara
48 Northern Waterthrush Parkesia noveboracensis Little Tobago
49 Bananaquit Coereba flaveola Castara
50 White-lined Tanager Tachyphonus rufus Tobago
51 Blue-gray Tanager Thraupis episcopus Castara
52 Palm Tanager Thraupis palmarum Castara
53 Barred Antshrike Thamnophilus doliatus Castara
54 Tropical Mockingbird Mimus gilvus Castara
55 Spectacled Thrush Turdus nudigenis Castara
56 Carib Grackle Quiscalus lugubris Castara
57 Giant Cowbird Molothrus oryzivorus Tobago
58 Shiny Cowbird Molothrus bonariensis Tobago
       
       
1 Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens Bridgetown
2 Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Bridgetown
3 Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus Bridgetown
4 Green-throated Carib Eulampis holosericeus Hunte's Garden
5 Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus Bridgetown
6 Zenaida Dove Zenaida aurita Bridgetown
7 Gray Kingbird Tyrannus dominicensis Bridgetown
8 Carib Grackle Quiscalus lugubris Bridgetown
9 Barbados Bullfinch Loxigilla barbadensis Bridgetown
10 Black-faced Grassquit Tiaris bicolor Bridgetown
11 Bananaquit Coereba flaveola Bridgetown