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Birding Trip to Jamaica -- January 2012
 

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January 12. Copse to Black River.

We birded the Copse coffee plantation in the morning, finding such species as Jamaican Lizard Cuckoos, Antillean Palm Swifts, Jamaican Becard, Jamaican Elaenia, and Cave Swallows. We even went into the mouth of the Cave Swallow's cave and saw dozens of Jamaican Fruit Bats hanging from the ceiling watching us!

In the afternoon, we drove south to the coast and stayed in a hotel on the shore. We were dismayed to find that the owner kept illegal birds in cages on the property. While there, we birded the shore (Magnificent Frigatebirds, Laughing Gulls, Royal Terns) and saltwater ponds just back from the shore with Red Mangroves along the shoreline. There we saw crocodiles, Blue-winged Teal, and lots of familiar shorebird species, including Black-necked Stilts and Wilson's Plovers.

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Birding the Copse Coffee fields
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Birding the Copse Coffee fields
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Birding the Copse Coffee fields
 Jamaican Fruit Bats at Copse
Limited mechanization in the Copse Coffee fields
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In the bowels of the earth!
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Jamaican Fruit Bats at Copse
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Black-throated Green Warbler, a neotropical migrant
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Jamaican Lizard Cuckoo in flight at Copse
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Living on hillsides
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Living on roadsides
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Rural area
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Market along city street, Black River
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Shorebirds at Parrotee Pond
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Magnificent Frigatebird at Parrotee Pond
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Crocodile at Parrotee Pond
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Birding over Parrotee Pond
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Fresh-caught fish for dinner
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Outdoor decor at the hotel
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Sunset over the Caribbean Sea
more to come ...

 
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