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Two James Spirits: Doctor Bird Jamaica Rum

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But one nation that bestows physicians with the respect they deserve is Jamaica, where the national bird is a hummingbird known as the “doctor bird” – the Red-billed Streamerbird ( Trochilus polytmus ). An adult male “Doctor Bird”, as depicted in Illustrations of the Birds of Jamaica by Phillip Henry Gosse (1849).

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Black-throated Gray Warbler at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

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Lo-and-behold, Robin Taubman had posted images of a Black-throated Gray Warbler at Jamaica Bay! … The post Black-throated Gray Warbler at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Once we got in the car in Providence, with Daisy driving, I tuned into Facebook to see what was happening in the world.

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American Redstart Nest at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

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I’ve lived in Queens for eight years now and have visited Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge over one hundred times while I’ve been here. Every spring American Redstarts get back to Jamaica Bay and set up territories and I’ve never failed to learn exactly where those territories are.

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Tundra Swan at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

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Late Saturday afternoon a Tundra Swan was reported from the south end of the East Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. done I headed over to Jamaica Bay. A regional rarity around New York City, Tundra Swans are only regular at Hook Pond in Suffolk County, way out on the eastern end of Long Island.

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Jamaica Birding Trip 2013 Part 1

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Many of the Caribbean islands (except Cuba and Hispaniola) make for ideal, quick birding trips where one can see all the endemics and Caribbean specialties at a leisurely pace — usually, with extra spare time to explore historic cities such as old San Juan in Puerto Rico or lounge on beautiful beaches such as Frenchman’s Cove in Jamaica.

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Jamaica Birding Trip 2013 Part II

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The karst scenery of Burnt Hill was dramatically different from anything I had seen yet on Jamaica. It was threatening to rain, and as I made my way back to Mandeville, I noted how badly the streets in Jamaica flood during any sort of rain event — the streets turn into defacto rivers! Trips birding trip Jamaica parrots'

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Fledgling Yellow Warblers at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

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But after a long weekend in Niagara Falls and Toronto with my extended family, which featured virtually no birding, I was more than willing to get out at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on Tuesday morning (the 4th of July) to see what was out and about.

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