The avifauna of the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Eustatius has been little studied. We document 22 new bird species for the island and update the status of several important species based on our recent observations. The documented avifauna of the island amounts to 75 published species records. We conclude by pointing out several positive developments in the avifauna and ascribe these to the combined effects of reduced hunting, the legal establishment of protected park areas, and a growing environmental awareness among the island’s inhabitants.
Documentation of significant avian sightings on Sint Eustatius between 19th November 2014 and 11th February 2015 by Steffan Walton, STENAPA. With no previous records, the sightings of Wilson’s Snipe Gallinago delicata and Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus are of particular interest.