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

SPECIES INDEX
Least Grebe (Tachybaptus dominicus): St. Thomas, St. John (1st)
Cory's Shearwater (Calonectris diomedea): Trinidad
White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus): Tobago (2nd)
Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra): Barbados, Tobago
Stripe-backed Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis): Trinidad
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea): Barbados, Trinidad (2nd)
Cocoi Heron (Ardea cocoi): Trinidad
Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea): Trinidad (1st)
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta): Trinidad and Tobago (ID essays)
Western Reef-Heron (Egretta gularis): Tobago (1st)
Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor): St. Martin
Striated Heron (Butorides striatus): St. Vincent (1st)
Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber): Trinidad
Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia): Tobago (1st)
Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja): Trinidad
Jabiru (Jabiru mycteria): Tobago (1st)
Wood Stork (Mycteria americana): Trinidad
Maguari Stork (Ciconia maguari): Trinidad (1st)
White-faced Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna viduata): Trinidad
West Indian Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna arborea): St. Croix
Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis melanotos): Trinidad (3rd)
American Black Duck (Anas rubripes): St. Thomas (1st)
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata): St. Thomas (2nd), St. Martin (2nd), Trinidad
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta): Trinidad (1st)
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca): St. Thomas
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris): St. Thomas, St. Croix, Tobago (4th)
Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis): St. Croix, St. Martin (2nd)
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator): St. John (1st), St. Martin (2nd)
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis): St. Croix
Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis): Trinidad
Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus): Guadeloupe (1st)
Crane Hawk (Geranospiza caerulescens): Trinidad (1st)
White-tailed Hawk (Buteo albicaudatus): Trinidad
Rufous Crab-Hawk (Buteogallus aequinoctialis): Trinidad
Black Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus tyrannus): Trinidad
Yellow-headed Caracara (Milvago chimachima): Tobago
Merlin (Falco columbarius): Guadeloupe
Aplomado Falcon (Falco femoralis): Trinidad
Trinidad Piping-Guan (Pipile pipile): Trinidad
Sora (Porzana carolina): St. Martin (3rd)
Yellow-breasted Crake (Porzana flaviventer): Trinidad
Paint-billed Crake (Neocrex erythrops): Trinidad (2nd)
Double-striped Thick-knee (Burhinus bistriatus): Tobago (1st)
Pied Lapwing (Hoploxypterus cayanus): Trinidad (1st)
Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva): Barbados
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus): Guadeloupe (2nd)
Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola): Guadeloupe (1st), Tobago (1st)
Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda): Trinidad
‘Eurasian’ Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus phaeopus): Barbados
Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa): Trinidad (1st)
Hudsonian Godwit (Limosa haemastica): Trinidad
Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa): Trinidad
Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea): Barbados
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Tryngites subruficollis): Tobago
Ruff (Philomachus pugnax): St. Martin (1st), Trinidad and Tobago
Wilson's Phalarope (Steganopus tricolor): Guadeloupe, Trinidad (2nd)
Parasitic Jaeger (Stercorarius parasiticus): Trinidad
Franklin's Gull (Larus pipixcan): Trinidad (2nd)
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus): Tobago
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis): Trinidad
Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus): Barbados (1st), Trinidad (1st)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus): St. Martin, Barbados (3rd), Trinidad
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus): St. Martin (1st)
Sabine's Gull (Xema sabini): Trinidad (2nd)
Caspian Tern (Sterna caspia): Guadeloupe
'Sandwich' and 'Cayenne' Tern (Sterna sanvicensis acuflavida and S. s. eurygnatha): Tobago
Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea): Guadeloupe (1st)
Forster's Tern (Sterna forsteri): Guadeloupe (2nd)
White-winged Tern (Chlidonia leucopterus): St. Croix (1st)
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto): St. Thomas (1st), St. Martin (1st), Trinidad (1st)
White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica): St. Lucia (1st)
Red-and-green Macaw (Ara chloropterus): Trinidad
Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao): Trinidad
Mangrove Cuckoo (Coccyzus minor): Tobago (5th)
Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus): Trinidad (2nd)
Striped Owl (Asio clamator): Tobago
Chuck-will’s-widow (Caprimulgus carolinensis): St. Martin
Gray-throated Leaftosser (Sclerurus albigularis): Tobago
Straight-billed Woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus picus): Trinidad
Variegated Flycatcher (Empidonomus varius): Trinidad
Fork-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus savana): Guadeloupe (1st)
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus): Barbados
Caribbean Martin (Progne dominicensis): Trinidad (2nd)
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor): Guadeloupe (1st)
White-winged Swallow (Tachycineta albiventer): Tobago (1st)
Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota): Trinidad
Bare-eyed Robin (Turdus nudigenis): Guadeloupe
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Dendroica pensylvanica): St. Martin, Trinidad
Magnolia Warbler (Dendroica magnolia): St. Thomas
Cape May Warbler (Dendroica tigrina): Trinidad (2nd)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Dendroica dominica): St. Thomas
Palm Warbler (Dendroica palmarum): Guadeloupe (1st)
Bay-breasted Warbler (Dendroica castanea): St. Thomas (1st)
Blackpoll Warbler (Dendroica striata): St. Thomas
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla): Barbados
Worm-eating Warbler (Helmitheros vermivorus): Barbados (1st)
Louisiana Waterthrush (Seiurus motacilla): St. Martin (2nd)
Kentucky Warbler (Oporornis formosus): St. Martin (1st)
Connecticut Warbler (Oporornis agilis): between Virgin Gorda / St. Croix (1st)
Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea): Trinidad
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus): Barbados (6th)
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea): St. Martin
Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus): Guadeloupe, Trinidad
Red-breasted Blackbird (Sturnella militaris): Tobago
Shiny Cowbird (Molothrus bonariensis): Guadeloupe (2nd)
Giant Cowbird (Scaphidura oryzivora): Barbados (1st)
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus): Trinidad (1st)

IDENTIFICATION ESSAYS (photographic essays of challenging identification problems)
Little Egret and Snowy Egret (Egretta garzetta and E. thula)
Green Heron and Striated Heron (Butorides virescens and B. striatus)
Least Tern and Yellow-billed Tern (Sterna antillarum and S. superciliarus)
Caribbean Martin and Gray-breasted Martin (Progne dominicensis and P. chalybea)

BIZARRE BIRDS (mystery birds, abnormally plumaged birds, deformed birds, or bizarre bird mortalities)
'Mystery Egret' (Egretta sp.): deformed bill on Little Egret (E. garzetta) or Snowy Egret (E. thula) [comments]
'Mystery Egrets' (Egretta sp.): two possible hybrids with apparent dark feathering; one may be a white-morph
     Western Reef-Heron (E. gularis) [comments]
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus): killed by collision with aircraft
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla): orange on face
Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus): oiled individual
Laughing Gull (Larus atricilla): deformed bill
'Mystery Gulls' (Larus sp.): suspected immature Kelp Gulls (L. dominicanus), June 2000 [comments]
Common Tern (Sterna hirundo): short legs with missing foot
'Mystery Tern' (Sterna / Chlidonia sp.): suspected Common Tern (S. hirundo) with odd plumage [comments]
Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger): missing most of lower bill
Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia): extensive orange wash on plumage
'Mystery Tanager' (Thraupis sp.): possible hybrid Blue-gray × Palm Tanager (T. episcopus × palmarum) or
     aberrant plumaged Palm Tanager