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Birding on Green Castle

Green Castle Estate is a privately owned, 1600-acre property on the north east coast of Jamaica, in the parish of St Mary. It boasts breath-taking views and over twenty miles of walking trails through a bird-rich, unspoilt landscape. 171 species of birds have been recorded to date, including 28 of the 29 Jamaican endemics. The beautiful location is combined with superb accommodation, where our friendly staff create a truly unique ambience - a home away from home!

Arrowhead Warbler

Arrowhead Warbler

The large size of Green Castle means we have a diversity of ecosystems, including freshwater ponds, a mangrove swamp, streams, forests, pastures and coastline. Iconic species like Red-billed Streamertail, Vervain Hummingbird and Jamaican Mango are hard to miss, even in the garden! Many other endemics are regularly encountered on a short walk, including colourful species like Jamaican Tody, Jamaican Woodpecker, Jamaican Parakeet and Yellow-shouldered Grassquit. During autumn and winter, a range of colourful North American wood warblers add to the birding spectacle. Whilst most species are to be found in the extensive forest, the reservoir also attracts an interesting diversity of birds including the local race of Northern Jacana and the elusive West Indian Whistling-duck. Open areas attract Barn Owl and Antillean Night-hawk. The coast has breeding White-tailed Tropicbirds and at dusk hundreds of egrets and herons arrive to roost in the mangroves. After dark, Jamaican Owl and Northern Potoo can be found close to the main house. You will be surrounded by birds from dawn to dusk!

We are the perfect place to bring a non-birding partner - they can relax, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy our traditional Jamaican hospitality! Please see our superb reviews on Trip Advisor .

Northern Potoo
Streamertail-Redbilled subspecies-E Hynes
Orangequit-E Hynes
Olive-throated Parakeet-E Hynes
Northern Potoo- E Hynes
Jamaican Spindalis-E Hynes
Black-billed Parrot (Eric Hynes)
Crested Quail Dove - Photo by E Hynes
Rufous-tailed Flycatcher - Photo by E Hynes
Northern Mockingbird - Photo by E Hynes
Jamaican Owl - Photo by E Hynes
Blue Mountains and John Crow mountains
Birding group
Greencastle Dam Reservoir
Blue Mountains
Hardwar Gap

Green Castle eco resort Trail Map
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2017

Our wonderful Greencastle Estate.

WEDDINGS-We continue to attract couples wishing to "tie the knot" at our beautiful resort.

BIRDING:We are coming to the end of our busiest season so far.One group beat their record and saw 118 bird species.…

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"Thank you for a wonderful stay! Beautiful, peaceful environment with great food and kind hosts. We will be back."

Erica & Jeff