Do all birds in Jamaica have red eyes and whistle reggea from their perches? Probably not. But birdwatching in Jamaica is still quite an adventure. Pelicans preying for their lunch in the former pirate’s port and wickedest town in the World. Or the heron, eating a crab on the beach, where Columbus took his first steps after a long journey through the ocean. “Photographer’s Guide to Birds” is in Jamaica. This Caribean island is home for around 324 birdies species. 28 of them are unique and only residing in Jamaica. Here are 18 most common bird species in Jamaica, that even an amateur birdwatcher’s eye can easily spot and enjoy.


Bird photography is one of the most joyful hobbies. Eventhough sometimes frustrating and demanding patience. “Photographer’s Guide to Birds” is a series introducing the variety and beauty of different birds in the World. The main aim of this series is not to show National Geographic style professional photos, which takes a team of people, expensive gear and many weeks of work to make. “Photographer’s Guide to Birds” shows the most common birds, that you can spot while simply having fun in a nature without big preparations or professional background. All pictures are made with a simple, semi-professional camera (one of the cheaper ones).