Endemic Birds of Jamaica

The island of Jamaica is the home to 28 endemic species of birds; species of birds that exist only in Jamaica. A popular destination for endemic birding, the island's climate and range of habitats, from lush lowland jungles and extensive shorelines to high elevation mountains and midrange grasslands lends itself to a perfect habitat.


Black-Billed Streamertail Hummingbird
(Trochilus scitulus)


Red-Billed Streamertail Hummingbird
(Trochilus polytmus)


Jamaican Mango Hummingbird
(Anthracothorax mango)


Birding in Jamaica

When to go: Year round but December-April has best climate



Jamaican Tody
(Todus todus)


Yellow-Billed Parrot
(Amazona collaria)


Black-Billed Parrot
(Amazona agilis)



Jamaican Vireo
(Vireo modestus)


Blue Mountain Vireo
(Vireo osburni)


Rufous-Tailed Flycatcher
(Myiarchus validus)


Jamaican Becard
(Pachyramphus niger)


Jamaican Elaenia
(Myiopagis cotta)


Jamaican Pewee
(Contopus pallidus)


Sad Flycatcher
(Myiarchus barbirostris)


Jamaican Woodpecker
(Melanerpes radiolatus)


Crested Quail-Dove
(Geotrygon versicolor)


Ring-Tailed Pigeon
(Patagioenas caribaea)


Chestnut-Bellied Cuckoo
(Coccyzus pluvialis)


Jamaican Lizard Cuckoo
(Coccyzus vetula)


Jamaican Owl
(Pseudoscops grammicus)


White-Chinned Thrush
(Turdus aurantius)


White-Eyed Thrush
(Turdus jamaicensis)


Jamaican Crow
(Corvus jamaicensis)


Jamaican Euphonia
(Euphonia Jamaica)


Arrowhead Warbler
(Setophaga pharetra)


Jamaican Spindalis
(Spindalis nigricephala)


Orangequit
(Euneornis campestris)


Yellow-Shouldered Grassquit
(Loxipasser anoxanthus)


Jamaican Blackbird
(Nesopsar nigerrimus)