There are 28 endemic birds of Jamaica. All can be seen below with photos and descriptions.
With such a wide variety of endemic bird species Jamaica has become one of the international destinations for bird watching amongst the birding community. Jamaica has a tropical climate all year round ensuring excellent visibility to see the birds of Jamaica. Green Castle Estate tour recommendations provide bird watchers with the best chance of seeing and photographing this fascinating range of endemic birds, together with over 100 migratory and Caribbean endemic bird species, making for a colourful and spectacular landscape.
The flora and ecosystems provide the birds of Jamaica with a wide spectrum of habitats with which to forage and live. Ecosystems included on this paradisiacal Caribbean island include rainforests, riparian woodland, wet and dry limestone forests and wetlands. The rivers lead through to the coast where there are numerous caves, seagrass beds and coral reefs. Green Castle nature reserve is one of the only places bird watchers can observe nearly all of the 28 endemic birds of Jamaica. * It also has the benefit of being perfectly placed so bird watchers can combine a stay on Green Castle with a visit to the Blue Mountains and the lower reaches of the John Crow Mountains. With its central location to these birding hotspots, as well as being well placed between Montego Bay and Kingston for flights into Jamaica, Green Castle has forged an international bird watching reputation. Indeed, Green Castle has featured in two birding world records, being part of Arjan’s ‘Big Year’ and also Jonathan Rossouw’s world record of being the youngest person to see 9000 bird species.