Trinidad & Tobago Field Naturalists' Club    Southeastern Caribbean Bird Alert    Trinidad & Tobago Rare Bird Committee

Possible 1st-year Kelp Gull, 1st-summer Laughing Gull, and adult Kelp Gull
Waterloo, Trinidad, 10 July 2000 © Graham White

[Note: This site, dormant since 2006, is currently (Aug 2009) being updated by Bill Murphy as time allows.]

Welcome to the Southeastern Caribbean Birds Photo Gallery. Sponsored by the Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists' Club in association with the Southeastern Caribbean Bird Alert and the Trinidad and Tobago Rare Bird Committee, the purpose of this gallery is to archive documentary photographs representing significant distributional records of rare birds in the southeastern Caribbean region (Virgin Islands, Lesser Antilles, and Trinidad and Tobago) and to provide further information on identification of the region's birds. It is not intended to provide photographs of all species occurring within the region. The taxonomy follows the American Ornithologists' Union's Check-list of North American Birds, 7th edition (1998).

We invite birders and ornithologists to submit their photographs to us for presentation in the gallery. Please note that ALL photographs are copyrighted by the photographer and may not be used without the written consent of the photographer, who may be contacted at the addresses provided in the link below.

To submit photographs, suggestions, opinions, corrections, or queries, please contact the website manager at the bottom of this page.

Please note that observations of rare or unusual birds anywhere within the Virgin Islands, Lesser Antilles, and Trinidad and Tobago should be reported to the following individuals:

    Martyn Kenefick
    36 Newalloville Ave.
    San Juan, Trinidad W.I.
    Martyn is the compiler of the Southeastern Caribbean Bird Alert

    Robert Norton
    8960 NE Waldo Road
    Gainesville, FL 32608, USA
    Bob is the compiler of West Indies Region, a quarterly report in North American Birds

GEOGRAPHIC INDEX to photographs
Virgin Islands
St. Martin
Marie Galante

St. Lucia
St. Vincent
Trinidad & Tobago


Identification Essays
Photographic essays of challenging identification problems

Bizarre Birds
Photographs of mystery birds, abnormally plumaged birds, deformed birds, or bizarre bird mortalities

Index to Species


09 Nov 06—Guadeloupe: Mystery martin

05 Jan 06—Curaçao: Mystery shorebird

19 Jul 05—Trinidad: Mystery hawk

21 Dec 03—Guadeloupe: Corn Crake. Trinidad: Eurasian Kestrel

09 Jul 03—Virgin Islands: unusual Audubon's Shearwater, additional Sandwich × Cayenne Tern. Barbados: Alpine Swift

24 Jun 03—Virgin Islands: additional Black-crowned Night-Heron, additional Sandwich × Cayenne Tern, additional White-winged Dove

08 Jun 03—Virgin Islands: additional Least Grebe, Black-crowned Night-Heron, additional Green-winged Teal, Lesser Antillean Bullfinch. Tobago: Cape May Warbler

03 Jun 03—Identification Essay: additional Sandwich Tern and Cayenne Tern. Virgin Islands: additional leucistic Zenaida Dove

31 May 03—Identification Essay: Sandwich Tern and Cayenne Tern

26 May 03—Virgin Islands: Striated Heron

25 May 03—Virgin Islands: Purple Gallinule, White-winged Dove, leucistic Zenaida Dove, leucistic Bananaquit. Trinidad: oiled Cattle Egret. Tobago: Yellow-breasted Crake

22 May 03—Virgin Islands: Greater Flamingo, leucistic Pearly-eyed Thrasher, Scarlet Tanager. Dominica: Yellow-throated Vireo. Trinidad: Greater Flamingo

02 Mar 03—St. Martin: Yellow-rumped Warbler. Marie Galante: Cape May Warbler. Dominica: comments on Manx Shearwater. Trinidad: Mystery Gull, comments, additional Variegated Flycatcher

09 Feb 03—Dominica: Cory's Shearwater, Manx Shearwater

02 Feb 03—Virgin Islands: additional Least Grebe, American Black Duck, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal

26 Jan 03—Identification Essay: additional American Coot and Caribbean Coot. Virgin Islands: additional Least Grebe, St. Martin: Sora, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush

24 Jan 03—St. Martin: Tricolored Heron, Northern Shoveler, Lesser Scaup, Red-breasted Merganser, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Chuck-will's-widow, Yellow Warbler. Tobago: Wood Sandpiper

Links to Regional Birding and Ornithology

Website created in 2001 by Floyd Hayes
Now managed by William Murphy
Last updated on 17 Aug 2009