The haunting cry of the Jamaican Rufus-throated Solitaire is evocative of the Blue Mountain range, this elusive bird which rarely appears is one of many Caribbean endemic bird species that can be found in the mid and high level forests.
As well as countless winter visitors, at least 15 of Jamaica’s endemic birds have been spotted on location at Lime Tree, some of them can be seen from the comfort of your veranda whilst sipping Blue Mountain Coffee in the early morning!
We offer exclusive birding tours to locations in the Blue Mountains, where our birding guides, Roger or Lindon will assist you in spotting as many species as possible.
Here at Lime Tree we focus all of our excursions on the Blue Mountain area, apart from our exclusive Birding tours, a wide variety of birds can also be seen on any other of our excursions – the perfect setting for a “mixed” birding/non-birding couple to spend a few days of peace and tranquility.
Exclusive Birdwatching Tours (with guide)
Our guides have (to date) a 100% success rate on spotting any endemic. We are able to advise on the best site for any given bird.
Abbey Green and Radmore.
An early morning departure followed by a drive to the foot of Blue Mountain itself where we meet up with our guide. The morning is spent working our way up through the mid-level forest towards Abbey Green an old coffee plantation at about 5000 ft above sea level. A picnic brunch is provided.
Endemic Birds seen so far:-