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?
One of the smallest lizards on St. John is the Dwarf Gecko. This tiny, inch-long reptile is native to the island, while many of the other geckos arrived on sailing ships in the 17th century. Dwarf Geckos feed on insects in the forest during the day, while most other geckos are nocturnal feeders.