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Coming to Barbados Feb 2 - Feb 9, 2013

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Old Tuesday 4th December 2012, 23:59   #1
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Coming to Barbados Feb 2 - Feb 9, 2013

Hello All.. I'm coming to Barbados and wanted to do some birding.. I am quite upset about Graeme Hall being closed.

I will be staying in Prospect Bay at the Waves.... If anyone wants to team up for a day that would be great..

Other than that.. where are some good spots to go when I get there.. Mostly I will be snorkelling; but I also want to do birding

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Old Wednesday 5th December 2012, 02:04   #2
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Take a look at this page: http://www.birdforum.net/opus/Barbados for 5 locations mentioned (including Graeme Hall).

The only endemic species currently recognized (Bullfinch) is likely to be around your hotel, and make sure you notice the Grackles (could be a future split). Additionally, be aware that European visitors are quite likely, like the one flock of Wigeons I heard about a couple of years ago with 3 Eur. ones among about 12 birds.

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Hi you can check out my blog at http://100barbadosbirds.blogspot.com for some of the location and birds you will find in Barbados. Hope you enjoy your trip
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Hi you can check out my blog at http://100barbadosbirds.blogspot.com for some of the location and birds you will find in Barbados. Hope you enjoy your trip
JE Moore... I love you man!!! That is fantastic.. especially the checklist with LOCATIONS!!! You are a Saint!!!
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PS: where is Redland? Google is being less than helpful!~
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Old Saturday 12th January 2013, 01:56   #6
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One more thing that needs to be mentioned: learn to see the difference between for example Little Egret and Snowy Egret, this is the best place on the west of the Atlantic to see Little. Likewise, Grey Heron is possible and as mentioned above, other species with European origin

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PS: notice the African Green Monkey running around.

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Old Saturday 12th January 2013, 19:44   #7
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Why is it that Barbados turns up plenty of european birds compared to other islands in the Caribbean ?

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Two things: the island is further east, it has some wetlands where especially herons, ducks, etc can rest for a while, and most important, there is a higher density of bird watchers than any other island in the Lesser Antilles.

The second "best" set of islands is Guadeloupe, at least in part due to more birders/

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Old Sunday 13th January 2013, 01:00   #9
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Interesting thread... Thank you!
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Old Thursday 7th February 2013, 23:32   #10
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Can anyone identify this bird among the black bellied whistling ducks at the shoreline reserve?
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Old Thursday 7th February 2013, 23:51   #11
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I think it's a Sora
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Looks right. Sora is not that rare in winter in Barbados as far as I know

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Old Sunday 10th February 2013, 00:34   #13
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I had a sora there at Christmas a few years ago.

And I agree with the ID.
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