Barbados is an eastern Caribbean island and an independent British Commonwealth nation. Around the island are beaches, botanical gardens, the Harrison’s Cave formation, and 17th-century plantation houses like St. Nicholas.

Barbados is host to four species of nesting turtles (green turtles, loggerheads, hawksbill turtles, and leatherbacks) and has the second-largest hawksbill turtle breeding population in the Caribbean.

Over 230 species of birds have been recorded - more than any other Lesser Antillean island. Most of the resident species are widespread and common and can be seen virtually anywhere e.g. Carib Grackle, Lesser Antillean Bullfinch, Antillean Crested Hummingbird, Green-throated Carib, Scaly-naped Pigeon, Zenaida Dove, Common Ground Dove, Gray Kingbird, Caribbean Elaenia, Shiny Cowbird, Bananaquit, Black-faced Grassquit and Yellow Warbler. Caribbean Martin and Black-whiskered Vireo are mainly summer visitors. Audubon's Shearwaters breed at one locality.

Graeme Hall Swamp is the last significant mangrove swamp in Barbados, and its international importance as a reserve and as a staging post for thousands of migratory birds was recognised by it being declared a Ramsar wetland.

Carib Grackle

Carib Grackle © Trevor Ellery

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Barbados 6th-11th November 2005, author Steve Mlodinow (added March 6, 2006)
(Chimney Swift and Probable Yellow-legged Gull)

Barbados and Dominica - 29th September to 10th October 2010, author Mike Powell (link created April 30, 2011)

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