The Twin Island Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis has always been under the radar for Birdwatchers. This is somewhat surprising as the two islands have a well-established and diverse eco-system. St. Kitts alone has 9 large Ponds, some hosting an amazing array of birdlife at certain times of the year.

St. Kitts & Nevis has recorded 203 different species, but there is no doubt that the actual number is far higher. For some strange reason, St. Kitts & Nevis has not been visited by many bird enthusiasts when compared to neighboring islands. This is somewhat surprising, as St. Kitts has 9 different ponds all of which are a magnet for waders and other birds, and virtually all of them are easily accessible. Notwithstanding, many visitors are pleasantly surprised at the birdlife that is experienced in St. Kitts. Indeed, Alan Vittery, a life-long birder from the U.K. saw 87 different species during his two-week vacation in November 2006. A visiting birding group from Puerto Rico, who were passing through on a cruise ship, saw almost 50 species in one day in January 2011, including a Wood Duck, which was the first sighting for the islands.

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Antillean Crested Hummingbird

Antillean Crested Hummingbird © Ryan Douglas

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