Saturday, April 27, 2013

April 27 - Nassau, Bahamas

The last week of April brought me to the Caribbean Island of New Providence in the Bahamas.  Specifically the Cable Beach area of Nassau.  While this was not a birding trip & without a car, I did manage to see a few species on foot.  Notable was the Bahama Woodstar, of which an individual was seen in Pennsylvania just a few days before my trip.  Unfortunately I did not see that bird, but was able to see a few while on vacation.

Other birds seen were Red-Legged Thrush, Black-faced Grassquit, Cuban Grassquit, Banaquit, and Ruddy Turnstones.  Doves were represented by the Eurasian-Collared, Mourning, and Ground species.   I saw a Northen Parula, American Redstart and Green Heron.


Bahama Woodstar
Cuban Grassquit


So that brings us to May, the most-exciting month for birds in the northeastern US !!