Bird Watching St Barts

Birding / Bird Watching on St Barts

For the bird watchers coming to St Barts we’ve gathered some information and photos that will hopefully help you get started.
There are also several SBHonline forum members that have a lot of experience birding on the island… so if you have any questions you may be able to get them answered in the St Barts discussion forums.

Here are a few links and “bird watching” snippets:

Birds of St Barthelemy Photo Galleryexternal site
Excellent collection of photos taken by an SBHonline forum member.

Birds of St Barts Field Guideexternal site
Really nice photographs of the birds of St Barts (Rebecca Field Photography)

Birding St Barts SBHonline Forum Discussion

Birds Seen On St Barts

Country or region: Saint-Barthélémy
SOURCED: http://avibase.bsc-eoc.org
Number of species: 153
Number of introduced species: 3
See also: inpn.mnhn.fr/especes
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae
Black-bellied Whistling-DuckDendrocygna autumnalisRare/Accidental
Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolorRare/Accidental
Muscovy DuckCairina moschataIntroduced species
Wood DuckAix sponsaRare/Accidental
American WigeonAnas americanaRare/Accidental
MallardAnas platyrhynchosRare/Accidental
Blue-winged TealAnas discors
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeataRare/Accidental
White-cheeked PintailAnas bahamensisRare/Accidental
Northern PintailAnas acutaRare/Accidental
Green-winged TealAnas creccaRare/Accidental
Ring-necked DuckAythya collarisRare/Accidental
Lesser ScaupAythya affinisRare/Accidental
Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatusRare/Accidental
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensisRare/Accidental
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae
Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae
Great ShearwaterArdenna gravis
Audubon's ShearwaterPuffinus lherminieriRare/Accidental
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae
Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental
Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoaRare/Accidental
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae
White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturus
Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereus
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae
Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens
SULIFORMES: Sulidae
Masked BoobySula dactylatraRare/Accidental
Brown BoobySula leucogaster
Red-footed BoobySula sulaRare/Accidental
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae
Neotropic CormorantPhalacrocorax brasilianusRare/Accidental
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae
Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae
Great Blue HeronArdea herodiasRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea alba
Little EgretEgretta garzettaRare/Accidental
Snowy EgretEgretta thula
Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolorRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Green HeronButorides virescens
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxRare/Accidental
Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
Roseate SpoonbillPlatalea ajajaRare/Accidental
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae
OspreyPandion haliaetusRare/Accidental
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae
Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae
Clapper RailRallus crepitansRare/Accidental
SoraPorzana carolinaRare/Accidental
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicusRare/Accidental
Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
American CootFulica americanaRare/Accidental
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae
Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanus
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae
American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatusRare/Accidental
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae
Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominicaRare/Accidental
Snowy PloverCharadrius nivosusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Wilson's PloverCharadrius wilsonia
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae
Upland SandpiperBartramia longicaudaRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemasticaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopusRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris albaRare/Accidental
Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollisRare/Accidental
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusillaNear-threatened
Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseusRare/Accidental
Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicataRare/Accidental
Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
WilletTringa semipalmata
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanRare/Accidental
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensisRare/Accidental
Herring GullLarus argentatusRare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscusRare/Accidental
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinusRare/Accidental
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetusRare/Accidental
Least TernSternula antillarumRare/Accidental
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaRare/Accidental
Roseate TernSterna dougalliiRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundoRare/Accidental
Royal TernThalasseus maximus
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensisRare/Accidental
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae
Rock PigeonColumba livia
Scaly-naped PigeonPatagioenas squamosa
White-crowned PigeonPatagioenas leucocephalaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaoctoIntroduced species
Common Ground-DoveColumbina passerina
Bridled Quail-DoveGeotrygon mystacea
White-winged DoveZenaida asiatica
Zenaida DoveZenaida aurita
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae
Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanusRare/Accidental
Mangrove CuckooCoccyzus minor
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeusRare/Accidental
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae
Common NighthawkChordeiles minorRare/Accidental
Antillean NighthawkChordeiles gundlachiiRare/Accidental
Chuck-will's-widowAntrostomus carolinensisRare/Accidental
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae
Black SwiftCypseloides nigerRare/Accidental
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Trochilidae
Purple-throated CaribEulampis jugularis
Green-throated CaribEulampis holosericeus
Antillean Crested HummingbirdOrthorhyncus cristatus
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae
Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon
PICIFORMES: Picidae
Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus variusRare/Accidental
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae
American KestrelFalco sparverius
MerlinFalco columbariusRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusRare/Accidental
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae
Caribbean ElaeniaElaenia martinica
Gray KingbirdTyrannus dominicensis
Fork-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus savanaRare/Accidental
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae
Black-whiskered VireoVireo altiloquus
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae
Caribbean MartinProgne dominicensis
Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonotaRare/Accidental
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae
Scaly-breasted ThrasherAllenia fusca
Pearly-eyed ThrasherMargarops fuscatus
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae
OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapillaRare/Accidental
Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorumRare/Accidental
Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacillaRare/Accidental
Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanopteraRare/Accidental
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citreaRare/Accidental
Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilisRare/Accidental
Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrinaRare/Accidental
American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrinaRare/Accidental
Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnoliaRare/Accidental
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striataRare/Accidental
Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescensRare/Accidental
Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolorRare/Accidental
Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virensRare/Accidental
PASSERIFORMES: Thraupidae
BananaquitCoereba flaveola
Black-faced GrassquitTiaris bicolor
Lesser Antillean BullfinchLoxigilla noctis
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae
Summer TanagerPiranga rubraRare/Accidental
Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivaceaRare/Accidental
Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianusRare/Accidental
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae
BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorusRare/Accidental
Carib GrackleQuiscalus lugubris
Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbulaRare/Accidental
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae
Antillean EuphoniaEuphonia musicaRare/Accidental
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae
House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species