Travel Guide

Birdwatching in Jamaica

Written by Staff Writer

Jamaica is the home of over 200 species of birds, with approximately 25 of these native to the island.

Many of the birds in Jamaica are closely linked to various species in Central America. Though historically not very popular among visitors to the island, birdwatching is garnering more interest of late.

The best time for bird watching in Jamaica is early morning or late afternoon. Though there are quite a few known birding spots in Jamaica, experts say that time and patience are key to enjoying the beauty and relaxation of this exercise. Below is a list of places where birders can observe what Jamaica has to offer.

Ms. Salmon’s Bird Sanctuary- Rocklands (Near Montego Bay)
Opens at 3:00 p.m.

The Enchanted Garden Resort- Ocho Rios
Call: 876-974-1400

Good House Estate -Falmouth, Jamaica
Call: 876-954-3289

Maroon Town – Cockpit CountryTours
Call: 876- 952- 4546

The Black River swamp/marsh tours by Mr. I Robinson
Call: 876-997-5798

Black River Safari tours
P.O. Box 129, Mandeville – Jamaica
Call: (876) 965-2513

World’s End – Blue Mountains.
Call: (876) 926-8888 .

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