Photos © Tseng Chiu-wen Hank
In the last century almost a hundred migratory species have been recorded on this island therefore they represent the majority of our avian diversity. They are seen around home gardens, shorelines or water treatment ponds. Many of these birds are either fully protected or partially protected under the Wildlife Protection Act (1980) and by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature).
Common name: Snowy Egret
Scientific name: Egretta thula brewsteriSnowy Egret can be found in
Common name: Blue-winged Teal
Scientific name: Anas discors
They are normally present from October to April, and are seen in the fresh water swamps of Cul de Sac, Grand Anse and Vieux Fort.
Common name: Lesser Yellowlegs
Scientific name: Tringa flavipes
Local name: Pied Jaune
Their best sites are the Aupicon Pond,
Savannes Bay and the end of the airport in Vieux fort, Beausejour Sewage Pond, and Bois D’orange wetlands in . Castries
Common name: Semipalmated Plover
Scientific name: Charadrius semipalmatus
Local name: Becasse a collier
They are often seen in flocks on the tidal flats of Vieux Fort, Grand Anse and the Gros Islet area.
Common name: Red-billed Tropicbird
Scientific name: Phaethon aethereus
Local name: Trios woo
They can be seen around sea cliffs at Moule-a-chique and
in the south end of the island during the breeding season, November to May. Maria Islands
For Your Information!!
IUCN-International Union for Conservation of Nature.
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is the best-known worldwide conservation status listing and ranking system and was founded in 1963.
Aim: to convey the urgency of conservation issues to the public and policy makers, as well as help the international community to try to reduce species extinction.
Conservation Status by risk of extinction.
- Extinct in the Wild
- Critically Endangered
- Near Threatened
- Least Concern