Birds of Grand Cayman

We chose Grand Cayman as a good location to lay low and recharge after a  very busy field season with our business.  Our intention was to snorkel, go for walks and learn about our cameras. Since we decided not to take our underwater housings, all of our photos are on land.  We discovered that Grand Cayman is an amazing spot if you are interested in birds.

We stayed at the Morritt’s Grand Resort on the east end which is the quieter end of Grand Cayman. Our unit was beautiful, roomy & functional with a full kitchen.

A few more photos of the resort:

Morritts Pool ViewMorrittsMorritts View From BalconyMorritts View From Balcony

Most days we enjoyed beautiful sunrises & sunsets

We had daily visits from a very nosy Greater Antillean Grackle 🙂

The number and variety of birds we were able to photograph was incredible. Although we are not bird experts we took the time to look these up and we believe they are all correctly named. Here are the types of birds we saw:

Smooth-Billed Ani


Cattle Egret

Green Heron

Little Blue Heron

Little Blue Heron

Yellow Crowned Night Heron

American Bittern

American Bittern

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Cuban Bull Finch


Giant Kingbird

West Indian Woodpecker after a heavy downpour

West Indian Woodpecker

Ruddy Turnstone

Magnificent Frigatebird

Northern Mockingbird

Cayman Parrots (our favourite!)

Cayman Parrot

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