Banana quit feeding on golden palm
Egret almost in flight
Dove on Grand Anse Beach
Heliconia shower of gold -hummingbird favourite
House wren feeding on golden palm
BIRD LOVERS PAY ATTENTION
The 19th Regional Meeting of the Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds will be held
27-31 July 2013
St. George's University, Grenada
Bird Conservation in a Changing Climate
Read more about in here.
BIRD WATCHING TOUR
Let us take you to the different sites frequented by the 150 species of coastal, inland and migratory birds identified in Grenada - Mt Gozo, Mt Hartman, Grand Etang and Levera to name a few.
*Of special interest is the endangered, endemic Grenada Dove and the Hook billed Kite whose natural habitat is the scrublands of the southern peninsulas. In Mt Hartman there is a small interpretive centre where you can learn more about Grenada's fauna. We use birders from the Forrestry Department as well as our own inhouse guides.
Targeted Species: Grenada Dove, Hook-Billed Kite, Grenada Flycatcher, Lesser Antillean Tanager, Lesser Antillean Bull-finch, Antillean Crested Humming Bird, Rufous Breasted Hermit Humming Bird, Green Throated Carib Humming Bird, Yellow Bellied Seedeater, Blue-Black Grass Quit. Spotted in May 2008 Brown Trembler, Bare Eyed Robin, Greater Antillean Bull Finch, Audubons Shearwater, White Tailed Tropic Bird, Black Noddy, Red Footed Booby. Price dependant on number in your party and duration.
Will the proposed hotel and golf course at Mt Hartman affect or protect these endemic species?
22 October 2011
I was delighted with the pictures of Grenada as I was only there for 7 days, and furthermore, the weather was bad. So, I can imagine what I would have obtained had I been there longer and in better weather. I loved the island and the people and will return next time for a longer stay. I would like to photograph the flora and butterflies more next time, and the monkeys which I missed.
Grenada is certainly a complete unknown for wildlife and photography, but I had my best ever day photographing birds. That is mainly because the big birds such as herons and egrets were easy to photograph compared to birds in Europe, both because of their size and because they were so tame. I am sure they would appeal to many people, not just naturalists and birdwatchers, because they are quite exotic.
Anyway, I have sung the praises of the Island, I enjoyed the hotel and the staff were great, and I have now added a large number of pictures to my website, under Grenada.
British photographer Ian Julien, website: http://www.natureandpictures.com
Last Updated on 16.05.13