Jamaica photos: February 2014

Click on the small picture to see a larger, more detailed version. I toured Jamaica in February 2014. It was a great trip in which we saw all of the endemic species. Most of the photos were taken with a Canon T3i camera with 100-400mm zoom lens, but I also use a Canon T1i with a 18-130mm lens for scenery. The rain was less bothersome on this trip, so I managed a reasonable number of pictures. I also toured Jamaica in December 2011, a trip more bothered by rain. Both trips were very enjoyable and were led by Jan Hansen (dba Otus Asio Tours otusasiotours@bellsouth.net). He leads a variety of trips, all of which I would recommend.

Montego Bay area

[Jamaican Woodpecker] [Vervain Hummingbird]

Jamaican Woodpecker, Vervain Hummingbird, near Montego Bay, February 13, 2014.

[Northern Waterthrush] [Loggerhead Kingbird] [Northern Mockingbird] [White-chinned Thrush] [White-chinned Thrush] [White-crowned Pigeon]

Northern Waterthrush, Loggerhead Kingbird, Northern Mockingbird, White-chinned Thrush,
White-crowned Pigeon, Syrinity Palace, Montego Bay, February 14, 2014.

[Tiger Longwing] [Vervain Hummingbird] [Magnificent Frigatebird] [Palm Warbler] [American Redstart]

Tiger Longwing, Vervain Hummingbird at Syrinity Palace;
Magnificent Frigatebird, Palm Warbler, American Redstart at Agua Sol, Montego Bay, February 14, 2014.

[Greater Yellowlegs] [Lesser & Greater Yellowlegs] [Black-necked Stilt & Lesser Yellowlegs] [Snowy Egret] [Royal Tern] [Syrinity Palace]

Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Black-necked Stilt, Snowy Egret,
and Royal Tern at Sewage Ponds; Syrinity Palace, Montego Bay, February 14, 2014.

[Carribean Coot] [Jamaican Mango] [Orangequit] [Orangequit] [Yellow-faced Grassquit] [Yellow-faced Grassquit]

Carribean Coot at Sewage Ponds, Montego Bay;
Jamaican Mango, Orangequit (male, female), Yellow-faced Grassquit (male, female)
at Rocklands Birds Sanctuary February 15, 2014.

[Streamertail] [Black-faced Grassquit] [Common Ground-Dove] [Jamaican Oriole] [Carribean Dove]

Streamertail, Black-faced Grassquit, Common Ground-Dove, Jamaican Oriole,
Carribean Dove, at Rocklands Birds Sanctuary February 15, 2014.

Eastern Jamaica

[Whimbrel] [Reddish Egret] [Roseate Tern] [Sandwich Tern]

Whimbrel, Reddish Egret, Roseate Tern, Sandwich and Royal Tern with Least Sandpiper,
beach and ponds near Upper Black River, February 15, 2014.

[Antillean Grackle] [Masked Duck] [West Indian Whistling Duck] [West Indian Whistling Duck] [Osprey]

Antillean Grackle, Masked Duck, West Indian Whistling Duck, Osprey,
Upper Black River Morass, February 15, 2014.

[Olive-throated Parakeet] [Jamaican Pewee] [Jamaican Crow] [Yellow-billed Parrot] [Jamaican Lizard Cuckoo] [Jamaican Lizard Cuckoo] [Jamaican Lizard Cuckoo]

Olive-throated Parakeet, Jamaican Pewee, Jamaican Crow, Yellow-billed Parrot,
Jamaican Lizard Cuckoo, Burnt Hill, February 16, 2014.

[Sad Flycatcher] [Jamaican Tody] [Merlin] [Black-throated Blue Warbler] [Streamertail] [Marshall's Pen]

Sad Flycatcher, Jamaican Tody, Merlin at Burnt Hill;
Black-throated Blue Warbler, Streamertail, main house at Marshall's Pen, February 16, 2014.

[Jamaican Becard] [Rufous-tailed Flycatcher] [Ricardo Miller] [Northern Potoo] [Olive-throated Parakeet] [American Kestral] [Ann Sutton & Jan Hansen]

Jamaican Becard, Rufous-tailed Flycatcher, Ricardo Miller (our local guide),
Northern Potoo, Olive-throated Parakeet, American Kestral, Ann Sutton & Jan Hansen,
Marshall's Pen, February 17, 2014.

Central Jamaica

[Stolid Flycatcher] [Bahama Mockingbird]

Stolid Flycatcher, Bahama Mockingbird, Portland Ridge, February 17, 2014.

[Black-billed Parrot] [Black-billed Parrot] [Yellow-billed Parrot] [Yellow-billed Parrot] [Cape May Warbler] [Cape May Warbler]

Black-billed Parrot, Yellow-billed Parrot, Cape May Warbler,
Hope Gardens, Kingston, February 17, 2014.

[Ring-tailed Pigeon] [Blue Mountain Vireo] [Jamaican Blackbird] [Streamertail] [Ovenbird]

Ring-tailed Pigeon, Blue Mountain Vireo, Jamaican Blackbird, Streamertail,
Ovenbird. Blue Mountains, February 18, 2014.

Montego Bay area

[Wexford Hotel] [Yellow-throated Warbler] [Prairie Warbler] [Loggerhead Kingbird]

Wexford Hotel, Yellow-throated Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Loggerhead Kingbird,
Montego Bay, February 20, 2014.

[Zenaida Dove] [Palm Warbler] [Bananaquit] [Yellow-faced Grassquit] [Smooth-billed Ani]

Zenaida Dove, Palm Warbler, Bananaquit, Yellow-faced Grassquit,
Smooth-billed Ani, Aqua Sol park, Montego Bay, February 20, 2014.

Eric W. Greisen