Bird Watching

Male Oriole

The lush, forested Centre Hills is renowned for its biological diversity and is home to the thirty-four (34) species of resident land birds and migrant songbirds that inhabit the island. Birdwatchers will delight in a chance to spot Montserrat’s rare national bird, the endemic Montserrat Oriole. You may also be able to see the Forest Thrush, the shy Bridled-Quail Dove, the Mangrove Cuckoo, the Trembler and the Purple-Throated Carib. (Source: MTB)

Montserrat’s National Bird the Oriole is considered critically endangered and was on the brink of extinction after volcanic eruptions began on Montserrat in 1995. With the support of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, the Oriole has maintained a growing population within the Centre Hills and South Soufriere Hills.

 

 

 

Female Oriole by Chris Bowden

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