Lying just across the Straits of Florida, the Bahamas are home to more than 20 species that have rarely or never been recorded in the US. The island of Abaco; with its extensive Caribbean Pine forest and mixed hardwood coppice, is home to many species, including the endemic Bahama Yellowthroat, Cuban Pewee, and the Bahamian subspecies of Cuban Parrot. And while hummingbirds are few, they include the sparkling Cuban Emerald and the endemic, purple-and-rose-gorgeted, Bahama Woodstar. Among the birding highlights on nearby Eleuthrea Island are the oversized Great Lizard-Cuckoo that haunts the tall coppice, and the chance of finding Kirtland's Warbler, an endangered species recently found wintering on just a few islands.
Bahama Yellowthroat © Chris Burney
Showing the 11 Most Recent Trip Reports Posted
North Andros Island and Grand Bahama Island, 20th January - 3rd February 2001, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 10, 2004)
Bahama Islands (Princess Cay), Jamaica, Grand Cayman Island and Yucatan via Caribbean cruise - July 31st - August 5th 2005, author Eric Shaw (added November 7, 2005)
Great Abaco, Bahamas - 31st March to 5th April 2011, author Mike Powell (added December 20, 2011)
(Great Abaco with its outlying Cays (Keys) holds most of the Bahama endemics )
Abaco Island - the Bahamas, April 8-11, 2010, author Chris Burney (added April 22, 2010)
(Sandy Point, Abaco National Park, Marsh Harbour, Crossing Rock, Bahama Shores, Different-of-Abaco, and Treasure Cay.)
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