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Morne Diablotin National ParkSatellite View
Sisserou and Jacquot parrots (found only in Dominica) are most commonly sighted in the Syndicate Forest area on the western slopes of the Morne Diablotin National Park. Nearby Milton Falls on the Dublanc River is a perfect picnic spot where you may take a refreshing bath.
Number of bird species: 175
National Bird: Imperial Parrot Amazona imperialis
Number of endemics: 2
Red-necked Parrot Amazona arausiaca Imperial Parrot Amazona imperialis
A Field Guide to Birds of the West Indies(Peterson Field Guides) James Bond, Don R. Eckelberry (Illustrator); Arthur B. Singer (Illustrator) Paperback (September 1999) Houghton Mifflin Company
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Dominica's BirdsArlington James, Stephen Durand and Bertrand Jno Baptiste Forestry, Wildlife & Parks Division, Dominica 2005
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The Birds of the West IndiesBy Herbert Raffaele, James Wiley, Orlando Garrido, Allan Keith & Janis Raffaele
Helm Field Guides Sept 2003 Paperback RRP ?16.99p
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Rare Species Conservatory FoundationWebsite
Overseas conservation projects focus on several species of critically endangered Caribbean parrots including the Imperial and red-neck Amazon parrots of Dominica and the St. Vincent Amazon parrot from St. Vincent...
Cabrits National ParkWebsite
Cabrits National Park is located on the northwestern coast of Dominica, an area of 1,313 acres of upland and 1,053 acres of marine or underwater park...
Morne Trois Pitons National ParkWebsite
Luxuriant natural tropical forest blends with scenic volcanic features of great scientific interest in this national park centred on the 1,342m high volcano known as Morne Trois Pitons...
2000 [March] - Don RobersonReport
These shots are from a fine Focus on Nature tour of the Lesser Antillean islands of St. Lucia, St. Vincent, and Dominica (a trip led by Armas Hill); with a final day on Puerto Rico (a trip led by B. J. Rose and with a different set of participants). In the islands of the Lesser Antilles, we were successful in locating all island and regional endemics within a week...
2002 [February] - Mark LockwoodReport
...This day found us on Dominica. As the ship was pulling into the harbor at about 7:00 AM, there were two Parasitic Jaegers flying around the area...
2003 [January] - Neil Money - Antigua, Dominica, St Lucia, St Vincent and BarbadosReport
The destination was also something of a compromise dictated by self-imposed factors such as limiting the length of international flights, being in a non-malaria area and a suitably warm climate to escape from the northern winter. The Lesser Antilles met all our criteria and offered the challenge of finding single island endemics and regional endemics...
2005 [October] - John Thomlinson & Brynne BryanReport
On the road from Melville Hall to Portsmouth, we spotted Willet, Green Heron, Gray Kingbird, Zenaida Dove, and, near Indian River, Ringed Kingfisher...
Local birders willing to show visiting birders around their area...
Focus on NatureTour Operator
...This is the 10th year for our tours on Hispaniola, a very interesting island for birds, with over 20 endemic species. Also a number of rarities, with about 20 species classified by Birdlife International as threatened or nearly so. Both endemic and rare are: the Chat-Tanager (actually now 2 species), LaSelle Thrush, White-necked Crow, White-winged Warbler, Bay-breasted Cuckoo, and Hispaniolan Parakeet...
Nature IslandTour Operator
Bird-watch field trips with Dominica`s foremost authority. The number of known bird species to be seen in Dominica during the various seasons of the year totals 175, including 4 types of native humming bird. Whether it is the Blue-hooded Euphonia, Mountain Whistler, Broadwinged Hawk or our two native parrot species you wish to see, Bertrand knows just where to find them and, once located, his tripod mounted scope will allow you to observe them closely...
3 Rivers Eco LodgeAccommodation
Broadwinged Hawks, Little Blue Herons, Hummingbirds, Anis and many other species are seen daily at 3 Rivers. If it is birds that you would like to see, then the two species of indigenous parrot, The Sisserou and The Jaco are likely to visit us while you are here...
...bird watchers and nature lovers in general, who want to experience nature in itís purest sense Dominica...
Papillote Wilderness RetreatAccommodation
More than 50 bird species nest in Dominica and many of them are common visitors to the Papillote Gardens. Three species of hummingbird, including the Purple-Throated Carib (pictured above in a rare moment of repose) dash through our gardens on a daily basis, stopping here and there -- but just for a moment! - to draw life-giving nectar from the dozens of flowering varieties that flourish beneath an arching canopy of majestic palm trees.
Picard Beach CottagesAccommodation
Situated on a golden sand beach, in a garden of flowering tropical shrubs on the north-east coast of Dominica, at the foot of the island`s highest mountain, Morne Diablotin - preserve of the endangered indigenous Sisserou parrot; One mile south of the city of Portsmouth; 20 miles along the north coast from Melville Hall Airport; 25 miles along the west coast from Canefield Airport.
Roseau Valley HotelAccommodation
Situated deep in the greenery of the beautiful Roseau Valley lies the newly built Roseau Valley Hotel. It is the ideal spot for relaxation and rest in a peaceful and quiet setting. Be at peace with nature, listen to the melody of singing birds, hear the bubbling streams and rustling of tropical rain forest vegetation. Enjoy the ever present cool, clean, and fresh mountain breeze which ventilates the valley.
Introduction to the Birds of Dominica: Dominica`s natural charms make her a perfect place for bird watching. Her rugged but lust high mountain terrain gives way to tropical forest, gently sloping downward to bush and drier savannes, before dropping to the shoreline...
Birdwatching in DominicaWebsite
The number of known bird species to be seen in Dominica during the various seasons of the year totals 175, including 4 types of native hummingbird...
Checklist - Birds of DominicaChecklist
Flora & Fauna of DominicaWebsite
Dominica is home to two parrots found nowhere else. The Imperial (Amazona imperialis) - known locally as the Sisserou - is Dominica`s national bird. The Red-necked or Jaco/Jacquot parrot (Amazona arausiaca) is smaller than the Imperial and can be found at lower elevations than the Imperial. The area of Syndicate in the Dominica`s Northern Forest Reserve is perhaps the best known spot to see these two spectacular birds.
Imperial Amazon Amazona imperialisWebsite
The Imperial Amazon is the largest, and probably the most spectacular, species in the genus Amazona. Adult birds have dark maroon-purple feathers on the head, variably tinged with greenish-blue and tipped with black...
The Caribbean's Best Kept SecretWebsite
Dominica itself has recorded less than 200 species, but don't be dissuaded from visiting by this lack of variety...
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