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 adds 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!