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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Rufous-vented Chachalaca Ortalis ruficauda ©Fernando Flores - Wikimedia Website

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an island nation in the Lesser Antilles chain of the Caribbean Sea. Its 389-square-kilometre (150 sq mi) territory consists of the main island of Saint Vincent and the northern two-thirds of the Grenadines. The country has a French and British colonial history and is now part of the Commonwealth of Nations and CARICOM.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines lies between Saint Lucia and Grenada in the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles, an island arc of the Caribbean Sea. The islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines include the main island of Saint Vincent (344 km2/133 sq mi) and the northern two-thirds of the Grenadines (45 km2/17 sq mi), a chain of small islands stretching south from Saint Vincent to Grenada.



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Number of Species

Number of bird species: 157

National Bird: St. Vincent Amazon Amazona guildingii


Number of endemics: 2

St. Vincent Parrot Amazona guildingii Whistling Warbler Catharopeza bishopi


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Useful Reading

The Birds of the West Indies

By Herbert Raffaele, James Wiley, Orlando Garrido, Allan Keith & Janis Raffaele | Christopher Helm | 2003 Paperback | 216 pages, 92 colour plates, 181 colour distribution maps |

ISBN: 0713654198

Buy this book from NHBS.com


St. Vincent National Trust

St. Vincent National Trust P.O. Box 1538 Kingstown, St. Vincent Tel: (784) 456-1787


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Wetlands & Forest


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Guides & Tour Operators

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Focus on Nature

Tour Operator

…On all the islands that we visit, our aims are to see as many of the endemic and specialty birds as we can, and to have a most enjoyable time doing so…

Trip Reports

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Trip Report Repository

CloudBirders was created by a group of Belgian world birding enthusiasts and went live on 21st of March 2013. They provide a large and growing database of birding trip reports, complemented with extensive search, voting and statistical features.

2006 [02 February] - Laura Gooch


spent a week in St. Vincent between February 13 and February 19, 2006. This was not exclusively a birding trip, and most of my birding was done at the place we were staying, a small valley and cove on the west coast just a bit north of Kingstown called Petit Byahaut (between Kingstown and Buccament). We also made excursions to the Kingstown Botanic Garden and to the Vermont Nature Trails…

2015 [07 July] - Petri Hottola

PDF Report

On the following day, I went out to see the island endemics, St. Vincent Amazon and Whistling Warbler, the two St. Vincent target species for a globetrotting world lister. Additionally, one may be interested to see a St. Vincent (House) Wren, a Grenada Flycatcher and a Lesser Antilles Tanager.

2016 [04 April] - Jesse Fagan - Lesser Antilles


10 islands, 14 days, 14 flights, 8 hotels, 1 visit to the emergency room, drive on the right, drive on the left,...you get the picture. It requires a lot of action and movement to see these birds! And see them we did. It was another successful island-hopping adventure this year, and the logistics worked out fine on this logistically complicated tour.

Places to Stay

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Cotton House - Mustique


The Cotton House is located on renowned Mustique, a private island estate in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, West Indies…

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St. Vincent Parrot Amazona guildingii