Booby, Tropic, Frigatebird, Pelicans

Cuckoos, Anis


Finches, Sparrows

Tyrant Flycatchers, Gnatcatchers

Gulls, Oceanic Birds, Skimmers, Terns

Herons, Egrets, Phalaropes, Bitterns, and long-legged waders

Mockingbirds, Thrashers, Thrushes

Nightjars, Nighthawks

Parrots, Parakeets

Piegeons, Doves

Plovers, Sandpipers

Rails, Coots, Moorhens, Grebes, Cormorants, Anhinga

Raptors, Owls

Swifts, Swallows, Martins

Tanagers, Bananabird, Orioles, Grackles, Hummingbirds, and similar



Woodpeckers, Kingfishers


Virtual Bird Guide

Welcome to the Cayman Islands Virtual Bird Guide!

The Cayman Islands Department of Environment has teamed up with Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Patricia Bradley (author of Birds of the Cayman Islands and Herbert Raffaele (author of Birds of the West Indies, courtesy of the US Fish and Wildlife Winged Ambassadors Program) to bring you a Virtual Guide to the Birds of the Cayman Islands.

The Virtual Bird guide is not intended to replace a real bird guide, however, we hope that it help you to identify some of our local and migratory birds’.

You can search for birds using common names, scientific names, or by browsing the image galleries.

If you would like to know more about birdwatching, contact the National Trust for the Cayman Islands.

courtesy of Raffaele et al. 2003. A Guide to the Birds of the West Indies. ISBN 0-691-11319-X. Winged Ambassadors Program, US Fish & Wildlife.


Bradley, P. E. 1995. Birds of the Cayman Islands
Bradley, P. E. 2000. The Birds of the Cayman Islands