I managed to spot 15 birds, despite not leaving the hotel compound. It is a gated community and they spray to keep the bugs down.
- American Kestrel – flying over the compound.
- Bananaquit – everywhere, took 3 days to photograph one.
- Blackbird – it had yellow shoulders???
- Cattle egret – on the way to the airport
- Common ground dove – at the kiddie pool
- Common tern – video, diving for fish
- Flicker – in the swamp, a couple mushing.
- House sparrow – three in a row in the beach restaurant.
- Hummingbird – whizzed by.
- Kingbird – in the compound.
- Magnificent frigatebird – long tails, over the seashore
- Moorhen - introduced, in stream. AKA, Waterhen, or Swamp chicken.
- Muscovy duck – in stream.
- Palm chat – endemic.
- Tropical mockingbird – quite a few.
- Turkey vultures – saw 8 soaring above the highway.
These were at the airport!
There were dead coral reefs in our swimming area. Caitlin had a kit in which she put her camera in order to take photos on the beach and in the water.
I heard tree frogs in the night, but since we were usually in bed by 9:00, I didn't even try for photos!
tree frogs in the dark! Tree frog website for Haiti.
|Hispaniolan green anole|
Hispaniolan (or Haitian) slider (Trachemys decorata)
Insects (ant, beach biter), snails, butterflies, and moths
Orange butterfly, a little smaller than a Monarch, I simply couldn't capture.