The Birds of Andros

More than 300 species of birds have been recorded in the Bahamas. One hundred and nine species breed in the Bahamas, 169 species are migrants or winter here, and 45 species are vagrants. Some, like the Greater Flamingo and the Bahama race of the Cuban Parrot, can only be found in the wild on one or two of the islands.

Most of the breeding birds are part of the West Indian rather than North American avifauna, a fact that harkens back to the last Ice Age, when Andros was a mere five miles from what is now Cuba.

Bird watching groups recently sighted the following birds in Central Andros

(Information provided by Small Hope Bay Lodge )

American Kestrel Pair

American Redstart

American Robin

American Coot

Bahama Mockingbird

Bahama Parrot

Bahama Swallow

Bahama Woodstar

Bahama Yellow Throat

Bananaquit

Belted Kingfisher

Black Faced Grassquit

Black & White Warbler

Black Bellied Plover

Bl. Th. Green Warbler

Blue Grey Gnatcatcher

Blue Winged Teal

Brown Pelican

Burrowing Owls

Cape May Warbler

Cattle Egret

Clapper Rail

Common Ground Dove

Common Snipe

Comm. Yellow Throat

Cuban Emeral Female

Cuban Emerald Male

Cuban Pewee

Eurasian Collared Dove

N'ern Water Thrush

Gadwall Male

Glossy Ibis

Gray Catbird

Great Blue Heron

Great Lizard Cuckoo

Great Egret

Gr. Antillean Bullfinch

Greater Flamingo

Green Heron

Hooded Warbler

Indigo Bunting

Least Grebe

Lesser Yellowlegs

Limpkin

Loggerhead Kingbird

Magnolia Warbler

Mangrove Cuckoo

Merlin

Morning Dove

Northern Mockingbird

Northern Parula

N. St.Headed Tanager

Osprey

Oven Bird

Painted Bunting

Palm Warbler

Pied Billed Grebe

Reddish Egret

Red Legged Thrush

Red Winged Blackbird

Rock Dove

Royal Tern

Ruddy Turnstone

Savannah Sparrow

Semi-Palmated Plover

Smooth Billed Ani

Spotted Sandpiper

Thick Billed Vireo

Turkey Vulture

White Crowned Pigeon

White-eyed Vireo

Worm Eating Warbler

Y/B Sap Sucker

Yellow Rumped Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Zenaida Dove