Bird Watching Tours Dominica


Dominica is the perfect place to bird watch! The rocky but enchanting mountain terrain showcases some of the most astounding tropical forests, that sloped downward to bush and drier savannes then it harmoniously plunges into to the Caribbean Sea. Dominica is a place of mystery and enchantment for the bird watcher. There are many different kinds of birds living there, making it an exciting destination for anyone interested in wildlife. Travellers from all over the globe come to experience Bird Watching Dominica every year!



Dominica has two endemic and incredibly bizarre Amazonian parrots that you cannot find anywhere else on Earth! These stunning parrots include:

  • The Sisserou- The adult Sisserou (Amazona imerialis) is typically 18 – 20 inches long and weighs about 2 pounds with a wingspan of 30 inches. The upper parts and back are mostly green with greenish blue head. The Sisserou has a red steak on its wings. Parrots pair themselves off for life. Known as some of the longest living birds, they are known to live to be 70 years old.
  • The Jaco- The Red-necked or Jaco/Jacquot parrot is a smaller, lower-elevation species of parrot that can be found compared to the Imperial and other larger, higher-elevation species. The best location to spot these birds is in Syndicate. Both of which are unique in their own way.

Other species that common in Bird Watching Dominica include:

  • Broad-winged Hawk, which sometimes you can see soaring in wooded areas.
  • Hummingbirds are also common, with the Purple-throated Carib being one of the more common species.
  • The Barn Owl, the most widely distributed bird in the world.  You can hear it’s call during nighttime in Dominica. Its haunting call can often be heard across the island, even in rural areas where other birds may not venture.

Dominicas seabirds are also a sight for sore eyes. Not only do fishermen follow the birds as guides to shaols of fish, they are also excellent swimmers and divers! Some seabirds that are common in Dominica Birdwatching are:

  • Magnificent Frigate Bird – Local Names: “Sizo” Scissors, “Fwégad”, “Frygate”
  • White-tailed Tropicbird – “Palantji”, “Tareau”
  • Brown Booby – “Balaw Bird”
  • Brown Noddy
  • Sooty Tern
  • Laughing Gull 

Tours for Bird Watching Dominica


Persons can bird watch from anywhere in Dominica. But there are several known Bird watching tours that are worth noting such as:

  • Syndicate is in the western part within the slopes of the Morne Diablotin National Park. Your Bird Tours Dominica hike with your guide will take you through the forest, stopping whenever there is a chance to see a bird. Along the way, your guide will try to identify as many birds as possible before arriving at an observation point where you can enjoy the view while looking out for Sisserou Parrots.
  • The Roseau Valley is a wonderful place to birdwatch! The natural surroundings and the abundance of wildlife make for an amazing experience. Whether you’re a birder or not, there’s something here for you to enjoy!


Best time for Bird Watching Dominica


Different birdwatching spots throughout the year offer a variety of experiences, depending on when you visit. March and August are peak times for many species as they nest and raise their young. Visiting at other times, you will get exposed to different kinds of birds because their main migration periods happen in other months.

Overview on Bird Watching Dominica


The island is home to about 170 different species of birds, many of which are rare or even endemic. Highlights include the Blue-headed Hummingbird, Ruddy Quail-doves, Caribbean Elanias, Blue-headed Euphonia, and Lesser Antillean Flycatchers. Visitors can explore the forests, beaches, and wetlands on Dominica to find these fascinating creatures in their natural habitat. Looking for some excitement in your bird-watching? Why not take a hike through the jungle with a guide who knows all the best spots to spot the Jaco, Sisserou, and more!

If you want to see all the different kinds of island and Lesser Antillean regional endemics that occur during Bird Watching Dominica, you’ll need to spend more than one day here. Instead, make sure to spread your exploration over a longer period of time, and also add in sightings of other typical bird species from different habitats.

You can also cruise the waterways of Dominica on a relaxing boat ride along the Indian River and watch the beauty of the mangrove environment. This rich habitat provides a home for water birds such as kingfishers, egrets, herons, teals, and Caribbean coots. Watching these fascinating creatures up close is an fun experience that is also very rewarding.

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