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 by browsing the image galleries.

Boobies, Tropicbirds, Frigatebirds and Pelicans

Cuckoos and Anis


Finches and Sparrows

Flycatchers, Tyrant and Gnatcatcher

Gulls, Oceanic birds, Skimmers and Terns

Herons, Egrets, Bitterns, Ibises, Spoonbills, Flamingos, Oystercatchers, Phalaropes, Stilts, Avocets

Mockingbirds, Thrashers, Thrushes

Nightjars, Nighthawks


Pigeons, Doves

Plovers, Sandpipers

Rails, Coots, Moorhens, Grebes, Cormorants, Anhinga

Raptors, Owls

Swifts, Swallows, Martins

Tanagers, Bananabird, Orioles, Grackles, Starlings, Waxwing, Hummingbirds



Woodpeckers, Kingfishers

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