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Birding Trip to Jamaica -- January 2012

Great Huts
Queen of Sheba cottage at Great Huts Eco-Resort

January 08. Annotto Bay to Boston Bay.

We got up early and hiked the grounds of Green Castle Estate, finding birds such as White-crowned Pigeons, Olive-throated Parakeets, Jamaican Mangos, Jamaican Woodpeckers, and Greater Antillean Grackles.

From Green Castle, we drove farther east to Boston Bay and stopped at the Great Huts Eco-Resort, an odd place celebrating the African ancestry of most Jamaicans. In the afternoon and evening, we wandered about the area overlooking the ocean from atop the cliffs and wandering along the sandy shore.

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Birding the jungle at Green Castle
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Birding the jungle at Green Castle
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Old termite nest on vine with nest hole for Olive-throated Parakeets
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An old pipe makes a safe place for a lizard to live
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Orchid in the garden at Green Castle
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Caterpillar in garden at Green Castle
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Huge (4-inch long) slug on wall at Green Castle
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Last view of the sea from the porch at Green Castle Estate
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Driving North Shore Highway in the city of Annotto Bay
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Stopping for cold "jelly," raw coconut milk, along the highway
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Driving North Shore Highway in the town of Buff Bay
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Crossing one-lane bridge over the Rio Grande River
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North Shore Highway, entering the city of Port Antonio
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North Shore Highway in downtown Port Antonio
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Lunch at Anna Banana in Port Antonio
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North Shore Highway at the town of Boston Bay, Boston Jerk Center
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Entrance to Great Huts: Paradise on the Edge!
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View from Paradise on the Edge
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View from Paradise on the Edge
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View from Paradise on the Edge
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Friendly house-mate at Great Huts
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Jamaican pond turtles at Great Huts
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Large chiton on limestone rock in tide pool at Great Huts
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Sunset and full moon from base of cliffs at Great Huts

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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