"Island of surprises" Top 5 Page for this destination Jamaica by kyoub

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Beautiful scenery

Wherever the road may take you, the journey through the countryside is beautiful and unspoilt. The roads are good.
It is a land of beautiful beaches, friendly people, and spectacular mountain scenery.
Flowers are in bloom all around and birding is very good there also.

Spectacular sunsets

I don't believe that I have ever seen any sunsets anywhere that were prettier than we saw when we were in Jamaica. Just spectacular!

National bird

The national bird of Jamaica is the streamertail or Dr Bird as they are often called. What ever you call them they are beauties. They have emerald feathers, black crown, and long curved tail feathers. Some have black bills and some have red. They can be seen in the trees and bushes. Their picture also can be seen on the two dollar bill and they are on the logo of Air Jamaica.
Take a look at my Anchovy page to see us feeding the birds.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Flora and Fauna
  • Cons:Hustlers
  • In a nutshell:An island of natural beauty
  • Last visit to Jamaica: Mar 1998
  • Intro Updated Jan 24, 2006
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  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Dec 6, 2008 at 10:57 AM

    You really saw quite a bit of Jamaica, Kay! Love the idea of inviting a bird to perch on your finger--an exciting experience for bird lovers to be sure!

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2007 at 11:15 AM

    Looking forward to a visit to Jamaica in February, and this page is really helpful. I'll certainly try to feed a hummingbird

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2007 at 12:36 PM

    Lovely page Kay a perfect place for bird watching & nature = the beaches look so inviting!!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2007 at 11:01 PM

    Great description, suggestions and advices. I'd love the waterfalls, birds, flowering plants and sceneries - I am sure. Thanks for sharing. Hummingbird landing on your finger looks magical :-)

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Apr 3, 2006 at 12:25 PM

    What w wonderful experience that must have been to have a hummingbirdd land on your finger. Cool or what. So did you find any TREASURE on Treasure Beach?

  • no1birdlady's Profile Photo
    Feb 2, 2006 at 6:24 PM

    Loved seeing your comments and pictures of the Dr. Bird. I also went here on a birding tour to Jamaica. Wonderful place.

  • KimberlyAnn's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2006 at 7:53 PM

    I would certainly have to go to Anchovy and see the hummers! How fun!

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2005 at 4:35 PM

    Those waterfalls looks SO refreshing Kay, what a gorgeous little Hummingbird too! How great to have two visits so close together. (~_~)

  • JetlagCity's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2004 at 3:57 PM

    Super tip & travelogue on the bird feeding station! Now why don't my relatives get married in places like this?!

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo
    Jul 5, 2004 at 9:14 AM

    The Caribbeans ! my favourite part of this small world !

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