• Trunk Bay Beach, considered one of the 10 best beaches in the world is home to the underwater trail.

    Virgin Islands

    National Park Virgin Islands

Birds

Virgin Islands National Park protects large tracts of natural habitats in which approximately 144 species of birds can be seen throughout the year. Habitats vary from ocean/shoreline, dry forest, salt ponds, moist forest, mangroves, and inhabited areas. One can expect to see residents as well as migratory species in these varied habitats.

Checklist of species one may be likely to see in Virgin Islands National Park. (pdf 132 KB)

Photo companion to checklist of species. (pdf 2.4 MB)

Did You Know?

view of mangrove trees with their distinctive aireal roots along the shoreline.

The mangrove forests found along the coastline in some bays serve as nursery habitats for juvenile fish. These beautiful trees with aerial roots provide filtration of the runoff and reduce the amount of sediment reaching the ocean. The Red Mangrove is one of several species found in the Park.