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

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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)

(Euneornis campestris)

Yellow-Shouldered Grassquit
(Loxipasser anoxanthus)

Jamaican Blackbird
(Nesopsar nigerrimus)