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Bahamas: New Providence, Andros, and Key West Quail-Dove June 22 - 28, 2011
  • We had a couple of days on New Providence (where Nassau is) before we started our actual birding trip. During this period we saw several  specialty birds at our hotel, such as Bahama Woodstar, Antillean Nighthawk, Gray Kingbird, Bananaquit, Western Spindalis, and White-crowned Pigeon. 

The Bahamas Spring 1997 (March 28 - April 11)

  • David Porter reports: Between 1968 and 1972 my wife and I lived in Nassau whilst working for the Bahamian Government as teachers. This was our first return to the islands since 1972....On average I spent about 5 hours a day birding....



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Some Useful bird books for the Bahamas:
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Helm Identification Guides: Birds of the West Indies
Herbert Raffaele: Buy from or

  • This identification guide covers all the birds known to occur in the West Indies, a total of 563 species. Species texts cover all aspects of identification and include the full range of local names for the bird. Accompanying each speices text is a distribution map showing the bird's range within the West Indies. Every species is illustrated in the 86 colour plates, and many island "forms" (where relevant) are also depicted. The "locality checklist" included provides an at-a-glance, island-by-island guide to the distribution and status of all species. This is the BEST book available for the West Indies

Where to Watch Birds in Central America & the Caribbean
Nigel Wheatley, David Brewer: Buy from or

  • This guide covers the best birding sites in Central America and the Caribbean. In a format familiar to readers of this very popular series, each site is considered in terms of 'Habitat', 'Timing', 'Access' and 'Calendar', allowing birders to plan excursions to maximise the chances of getting the best out of each site and each region. The book includes detailed maps of the larger sites, plus general maps of the regions covered, and it is illustrated with line drawings.

Recommeded Travel Guides for the Bahamas

Lonely Planet: Bahamas, Turks and Caicos (Country and Regional Guides)
Christopher P. Baker: Buy from or

A handy introduction provides the basics on this flung-like-a-string-of-pearls archipelago, spreading 750 miles from the south tip of Florida to the north shore of Haiti. Helpful information includes a primer on island geography, climate, ecology and history--plus present-day social, cultural and religious practices.

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