Bird watching-The dense rainforests and palm-fringed beaches of Saint Lucia are the perfect backdrop for a beautiful holiday and the ideal setting for bird watching. The tour sets off just after sunrise to ensure the best sightings. Saint Lucia’s bountiful wildlife hosts 167 species of bird with five to six endemic species which includes the island’s national bird, the Saint Lucia Parrot (Amazona Veriscolor) which inhabits the rainforest. The others include:
St Lucia Black Finch-it is found in both moist and dry forest areas and usually nests in a spherical nest of twigs built in a low shrub or palm about 2 m above ground.
St Lucia Pewee– a delightful small flycatcher; green on top and orange underneath. It is quite common and resides mostly in moist forest, but also found in dry forest areas. It nests in a cup-shaped nest made of leaves and moss placed on a branch.
St Lucia Oriole– there is nothing more magnificent than the St. Lucia Oriole, with its yellow/orange markings especially dramatic against its black plumage. It is found in woodlands including dry and moist forest. It is uncommon and perhaps becoming scarcer.
St Lucia Warbler– is brightly colored and inquisitive; blue-gray above with bright yellow under-parts and black facial markings. It is found in all forest types and at all altitudes. It lays in a nicely woven, cup-shaped nest built in a tree about 1-5 m above the ground.
Semper’s Warbler – is extremely rare or possibly extinct. The plumage of the adults is dark grey at the upperparts and greyish white at the under parts.