An epic adventure covering 6 countries and 10 islands, taking in all the single island and Lesser Antillean Endemics. Made up of the southerly Windward and the northerly Leeward Islands, the Lesser Antilles are the last frontier of Caribbean birding. These volcanic islands on the edge of the Caribbean Plate are the gateway between the harsh Atlantic Ocean and the warm, tranquil Caribbean Sea. Originally settled by the Taino of South America, the islands have played host to multiple colonisers from the Caribs to the more modern European giants of Britain, France and the Netherlands. Through multiple wars, slavery, epidemics, natural and man-made destruction, the island’s wildlife has managed to escape mostly intact, but equally lives a precarious existence that can be wiped out by a single event.

Starting from Barbados, the most easterly of the islands we embark on numerous short hops to Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia, Martinique, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Montserrat, Barbuda and ultimately Antigua. Hosting 18 single island endemics, 10 Lesser Antillean endemics, 9 Caribbean endemics and upwards of 43 endemics sub-species (with many liable to be full splits), this travel intensive, but birding relaxed tour appeals to the birder, twitcher and photographer alike. Gaudy birds, picture postcard beaches, turquoise seas, rugged landscapes and friendly locals make this tour one of our birding highlights.

2024 Tour itinerary (routing & tour length) are likely to change due to logistics and availability of local airlines.

Top Birds

St. Vincent, Red-necked, Imperial & St. Lucia Amazons, Barbados & Lesser Antillean Bullfinches, Green-throated & Purple-throated Caribs, Antillean Crested & Blue-headed Hummingbirds, West Indian Whistling Duck, Grenada Dove, Lesser Antillean Swift, Caribbean Elaenia, Grenada Flycatcher, Lesser Antillean Tanager, Whistling, Plumbeous, Barbuda & St. Lucia Warblers, Brown & Grey Tremblers, Cocoa & Forest Thrush, Rufous-throated Solitaire, Scaly-­breasted Thrasher, St. Lucia Black Finch, St. Lucia, Montserrat & Martinique Orioles, Lesser Antillean Pewee, Rufous Nightjar, Lesser Antillean Saltator, Antillean Euphonia, Guadeloupe Woodpecker, Bridled Quail-Dove.

Top Mammals

Short-finned Pilot, Humpback & False Killer Whales.

Habitats Covered

tropical islands, beaches, volcanic foothills, forest

Expected Climate

tropical

Max Group Size

8 with 2 Rockjumper Leaders

Tour Pace & Walking

relaxed with some moderate walks

Accommodation

good to very good

Ease of Birding

easy, with some tricky species

Other Attractions

stunning local cuisine, deserted beaches

Photographic Opportunities

good to excellent

What our clients say about us

Ryan Chenery
SL - Lesser Antilles 2024

This was an excellent trip. Ryan and Adam were great at getting the birds, and handling all of the complicated travel logistics seamlessly. Best of all, they were fun! I had an incident where my passport fell out of my bag. I did not discover it until we were boarding the plane. They handled it so well and we were able to track the passport down.

Ryan Chenery
LG - Lesser Antilles 2024

A fantastic trip with Ryan Chenery and Adam Walleyn, just the logistics of this trip are mind blowing and seeing ALL the endemic birds out of this world.

Ryan Chenery
TC - Lesser Antilles

When a tour leader like Ryan Chenery represents your company, you know you've got a good thing going. Sometimes you run across a leader who knows the birds and their songs, handles the logistics seamlessly, is always upbeat and has a sense of humor. Ryan has all those attributes and exemplifies what I want in a leader.

Ryan Chenery
RP - Lesser Antilles 2024

This trip was exceptional. It exceeded our expectations in every way. The two guides, Ryan and Adam were outstanding in every aspect and greatly complemented each other. I highly recommend both of them. There is a fair amount of logistics involved in this trip and everything was well planned, with back up plans if needed. There was a great chemistry among the group, and even though our group varied from intense, hard-core birders to those that were a little more easy going, everyone got along great and the leaders worked well with everyone, helping everyone see all the birds and having a great time while doing it. This is a trip designed to see the endemics of the area and that is what the focus is. The total number of birds seen is certainly less than other trips, but the quality of the birds seen is amazing.

Adam Walleyn
SL - Lesser Antilles 2024

This was an excellent trip. Ryan and Adam were great at getting the birds, and handling all of the complicated travel logistics seamlessly. Best of all, they were fun! I had an incident where my passport fell out of my bag. I did not discover it until we were boarding the plane. They handled it so well and we were able to track the passport down.

Lesser Antilles - Pearls of the Caribbean Tailormade 2025

12 Mar 2025 - 26 Mar 2025 (15 days)

USD9,650 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Dušan Brinkhuizen

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Tour Leader: Local Leader

Pricing notes : Pricing is based on a minimum of 8 pax. The sales price will be adjusted upwards for smaller group sizes.

Tour price (Per person): USD9,650 * GBP7,578 * EUR8,998 * AUD14,575

Single Supplement: USD1,095 * GBP860 * EUR1,021 * AUD1,654

Lesser Antilles - Pearls of the Caribbean 2026

16 Feb 2026 - 01 Mar 2026 (14 days)

USD8,950 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Lev Frid

Pricing notes : *Prices are estimated and dates may change*

Tour price (Per person): USD8,950 * GBP7,028 * EUR8,345 * AUD13,518

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