Bahama Islands

January 2014

Map of the northern Bahama Islands

The Bahama Islands lie only about 25 miles off the coast of Florida and consist of over 300 separate islands, most of which are very small and uninhabited. On this trip, I visited four of the main northern islands: Grand Bahama, Abaco, Andros and Eleuthra.

The islands are home to numerous endemic birds, most of which are illustrated in the following pages and include the critically endangered Bahama Oriole whose entire population numbers less than 250 birds.

The critically endangered Bahama Oriole (Icterus northrops)

The islands are also an important wintering ground and migration stop-over point for many North American breeding birds, and most of the continents northern warblers can be found here.

Reports containing a selection of photos can be found in the following pages:

Grand Bahama (part 1)
Grand Bahama (part 2)
Abaco Island
Andros Island
Eleuthera Island