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.
Photo companion to checklist of species. (pdf 2.4 MB)
Click here for a picture guide to commonly seen birds in the park. (pdf 187 KB)
Did You Know?
The Spiny Sea Urchin has long spines that can readily penetrate the skin on the slightest touch, causing severe pain and possibly allergic reactions. Because the barbs cannot be completely removed, soaking affected areas in vinegar can speed up the in-body dissolving time, typically 3-4 weeks.