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Vermont Nature Trail

St Vincent and the Grenadines
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Vermont Nature Trail

Vermont Nature Trail

While many visitors choose to sail between the islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, others fly in. Sitting on a migratory route for many bird species on their way to or from South America, St. Vincent and the Grenadines manage to fit a remarkable number of different birds, both resident and migratory, in a small country. The variety of landscapes, from coastal marshlands to cloud forest and rain forests at altitudes of several thousand feet mean habitats suited to various species. The Vermont Nature Trail, nine miles from Kingstown, is an ideal place to go on a birding adventure, binoculars in hand.

The trail starts near the top of Buccament Valley and leads through tropical rain forest where there is a chance of seeing (or hearing) the country’s national bird, the St. Vincent parrot—Amazona Guildingii—and the whistling warbler, both unique to St. Vincent. If you have never seen a parrot in flight, it is an unforgettable sight. The area is also a habitat for the black hawk, cocoa thrush, crested hummingbird, redcapped green tanager, green heron and other colorful tropical birds.