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Birding in the Bahamas-help? (1 Viewer)


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I've been invited to go to the Bahamas with my family members, and would love to know if someone has gone and what you experienced. I'm not sure if I want to go yet. I got overwhelmed with info when I did a ''google search'' for birding in the bahamas. Any help would be appreciated!



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Birding Bahamas

I was only on Grand Bahama, but I got some great birds there. THe best place was the Rand Nature Center, which has good walking trails around some ponds and wetlands. Got CUban Emerald, Thick-BIlled Vireo, Red-Legged Thrush, La Sagras Flycatcher, WESTERN SPINDALIS :bounce: (beautiful), Bahama subspecies of Hairy Woodpecker and Red-WInged Blackbird, Bahama Yellowthroat, Cuban Pewee, Least Grebe, and many migrants, as it was in November (great for brushing up on fall wood-warblers). Also got SWAINSON'S WARBLER! DIpped on Greater Antilllean Bullfinch, Bahama Mockingbird, Zenaida Dove, Key West Quail DOve, but they're all real possibilities. I'd say it sounds like a great time, birds or no birds. Read the ABA book 'Birding Guide to the Bahamas." The other Islands all have their intriguing avifauna. Good luck.
PS I never saw so many MERLINS in one spot, apparently following the migrant passerines.
Go and have a good time!!


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Hey Bill, thanks so much for replying so quickly. WOW, that's a great list of birds you saw. Must have been just wonderful, and so beautiful to see. Thanks so much for the info!!

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