This bird was seen approximately 3-4 times, each time at low-tide mark. The initial observation was during a regular shorebird survey. Birds that we normally see include Greater Yellowlegs, which is what we first thought of, but it didn't look quite right for a Yellowlegs. The legs were not yellow enough - rather they were a grey-green-yellow. We estimated that the bird was between 24-28cm as it was hanging out with some Black-bellied Plovers. We went down a few times after the initial sighting at high-tide and did not see it. All other sightings were only at low-tide. High quality pictures were taken, and from those we saw that the rump is lightly barred. After much discussion we came to the conclusion of a non-breeding Red Knot, however as far as I can tell this is the first record for the Caribbean Coast and we are just a bit hesitant to call it without some other opinions!
A large specimen of the yellow morph of this species.
This juvenile was found on the porch of the staff house.
Not offen seen around base, however this adult was found after particularly heavy rain.
During a routine dumping of foodstuffs in the compost bin, this adult was found, and once caught played 'dead'.
We see these juveniles, and the adults, just about everyday!!
After a particularly wet day this guy was out and about hunting for frogs.
This tiny frog is heard everywhere in Jalova, however due to is preference of calling from underweight leaves its rarely seen.
This loud bird is often see on almost all our Jungle trails, however they are usually too high in the trees to get decent views.
After an extended period of rain resulting in extensive flooding of the Coconut Plantation, this rarely seen species was found under the staff house.
Flying over a gap int he forest mad by a recently fallen tree, this individual was one of a group of severn birds.
This Marine Toad fell victim to this snake underneath a volunteer a dorm.
THis moderate sized Male was spotted during a survey of the rear coconut plantation.
During a routine Emergency First Response Training Course, this little chap decided to have a wander along the beach, having a wander about, digging for crabs.
This impressive gecko was found finding under a coat in the volunteers dormitory, it has previously not been encountered by anybody at GVI.
We do not find this species near base, but a 45 minute trip via canal and foot into the park allows us to glimpse this tiny frog.
The same individual as the previous upload
This individual was found comfortably nestled behind a volunteers bed; but made a bid for freedom when we attempted to remove him.
Seen every day, all over Base, they make good prey for many species which also live on and around Base.
This couple in the Coconut Plantation successfully raised the chick seen in the photo.
The river mouth has several resident adults, each occupying a different area/pool.
This individual is a Juvenile, the dorsum has remnants of the bold stripes, so presumably this individual is close to maturation.
In the Coconut Plantation, there is a reed bed which is particularly popular with many species of roosting birds. The red and black individual is a male, the olive-green is female.