Despite its sometimes roguish image, Jamaica is a beautiful, accessible, and safe birding country, with a range of locations that are almost as intoxicating as the island’s rum. Jamaica has the highest number of endemics for any island of its size, due to the island’s oceanic origins, never having been connected to any other landmass. And although Jamaica is best known for beaches, coffee, and reggae, this island has a huge amount to offer naturalists — it ranks fifth in biodiversity amongst the world’s islands, and many of its animal and plant species are not found anywhere else in the world. A Jamaican nature tour is sure to be a pleasant adventure.
If you are interested in one of our Jamaican birding tours or one of our other Caribbean birding tours, please contact one of our travel planners today.
Guided Group Tours
Group travel is rewarding and fun! With more eyes you see more species. Travel Planners of Naturalist Journeys and Caligo Ventures have been creating memorable journeys for 40+ years. We offer you small-group birding and nature tours, limited to just 8-10 persons led by expert guides. Learn and explore with like-minded people, enjoy local food and culture, and immerse yourself in birding and nature.
Caribbean Endemics of JamaicaMarch 17 - 24, 2024
We value conservation – it is at the heart of our work. All Naturalist Journeys’ tours support local conservation projects. Browse the links below to learn more about positive local work to save and conserve the wildlife and landscapes we visit.
World Heritage Site
Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park’s natural and cultural heritage values resulted in recognition as a World Heritage Site in 2015. The mountains are the traditional home of the Windward Maroons.
Jamaica’s bird life is globally significant. It has the highest number of endemic species of any Caribbean island, while also providing an important refuge for migratory birds. During the northern winter, the native avifauna is almost doubled (to c.250 species) by long-distance migrants from North and Central America.