SOUTHEASTERN CARIBBEAN BIRDS
PHOTO GALLERY
Trinidad & Tobago Field Naturalists' Club    Southeastern Caribbean Bird Alert    Trinidad & Tobago Rare Bird Committee

VIRGIN ISLANDS

RARITIES
Least Grebe (Tachybaptus dominicus): 1st breeding for St. John; St. Thomas
Striated Heron (Butorides striatus): 1st for VI and Greater Antilles, 2nd for West Indies, at St. John
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax): St. Thomas and St. John
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber): reintroduced flock at Anegada
West Indian Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna arborea): 1st for St. Croix since 1941
American Black Duck (Anas rubripes): 1st for VI at St. Thomas
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata): 2nd for St. Thomas
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca): St. Thomas
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris): St. Thomas
Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis): St. Croix
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator): 1st for VI at St. John
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis): St. Croix
Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica): 2nd for St. Thomas
White-winged Tern (Chlidonia leucopterus): 1st for VI at St. Croix
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto): 1st for VI at St. Thomas
White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica): St. Thomas (1st breeding) and St. John
Magnolia Warbler (Dendroica magnolia): St. Thomas
Yellow-throated Warbler (Dendroica dominica): St. Thomas
Bay-breasted Warbler (Dendroica castanea): 1st for St. Thomas, 4th for VI
Connecticut Warbler (Oporornis agilis): 2nd for VI, between Virgin Gorda and St. Croix
Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea): St. Thomas
Lesser Antillean Bullfinch (Loxigilla noctis): 1st confirmed for St. Thomas

IDENTIFICATION ESSAYS (photographic essays of challenging identification problems)
American Coot and Caribbean Coot (Fulica americana and F. caribaea)
Sandwich Tern and Cayenne Tern (Sterna sandvicensis acuflavida and S. s. eurygnatha)

BIZARRE BIRDS
Audubon's Shearwater (Puffinus lherminieri): white undertail coverts
Zenaida Dove (Zenaida aurita): partially leucistic and slightly leucistic individuals at St. Thomas
Pearly-eyed Thrasher (Allenia fusca): leucistic individual at St. John
Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola): partially leucistic individual at St. Thomas