One doesn't go to Harbour Island in the Bahamas for birding. We went to avoid the cold, celebrate a birthday, walk along a stunning pink sand beach, listen to the gently rolling waves, and gaze into the turquoise ocean under a blue sky. However, just before we left, we discovered that our destination, the Pink Sands Hotel, is a bird sanctuary recognized by the Audubon Society. The hotel actually doesn't market itself as a birder's choice, does not go out of its way to attract birds, and no staff seemed overly knowledgeable about the birds. However, there are a good number of trees on the landscaped grounds, and we saw many warblers. The quantity wasn't great, but there were a wide variety of bird species. We even saw a Cape May warbler, a bird that has eluded us in Cape May.
Cape May Warbler
Yellow throated Warbler
American Redstart (Female)
Female Painted Bunting
We also saw a black and white warbler, a black throated blue warbler, a yellow rumped warbler, some catbirds and a few tropical mockingbirds but didn't photograph them all.
Labels: Bahama Woodstar, Cape May Warbler, Caribbean, Harbour Island Birding, Northern Parula, Ovenbird, Painted Bunting, Palm Warbler, Prairie Warbler