Birding Saint Lucia with Vision (and a few butterflies, too)!

The Experienced Intermediate Birder

MONDAY
Aleda joined me on our flashlit stroll at 5:30am to meet our guide, Vision, of Saint Lucia Birding and Wildlife Ambassadors. Vision is in his mid-forties and is very warm and personable as well as very knowledgeable about the birds and Saint Lucia in general. I was disappointed to hear that we’d be picking up another couple as I’d booked a private outing and wasn’t informed of the change prior to pickup. However, Dave and Helen from the UK proved to be excellent company and the price was adjusted somewhat at the end of the day.

Vision told us about the island as we drove into the northeast/north central interior, climbing constantly. We stopped at a typical lookout with steep slopes above and below. To date, I’d seen all of the Saint Lucia endemics well with the exception of the Saint Lucia Oriole. Apparently, it’s seen readily by…

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