There is quite a bit of bird life in the Caribbean. There are a lot of endemic species, I saw one in Puerto Rico, the Puerto Rican Tody (Todus mexicanus, german: Gelbflankentodi, french: Todier de Porto Rico). In Cuba I saw a lot of endemic birds.

Nature pictures of Caribbean and other bird pages are linked:

Nature in the Caribbean
Nature Page for Caribbean
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Birds in the Caribbean

Todus mexicanus
Puerto Rican Tody (Todus mexicanus, german: Gelbflankentodi, french: Todier de Porto Rico), endemic to Puerto Rico. (619k)
Eulampis jugularis
Purple-throated Carib (Eulampis jugularis, german: Purpurkehl­kolibri, french: Colibri madère) visiting a flower, endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (749k)
Eulampis jugularis
Purple-throated Carib (Eulampis jugularis, german: Purpurkehl­kolibri, french: Colibri madère) visiting a flower. (734k)
Eulampis jugularis
Purple-throated Carib (Eulampis jugularis, german: Purpurkehl­kolibri, french: Colibri madère), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (568k)
Eulampis jugularis
Purple-throated Carib (Eulampis jugularis, german: Purpurkehl­kolibri, french: Colibri madère) and a Dragonfly (Order Odonata, suborder Anisoptera). (577k)
Orthorhyncus cristatus
Antillean Crested Hummingbird (Orthorhyncus cristatus, german: Antillenhauben­kolibri, french: Colibri huppé), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (662k)
Loxigilla noctis
Male Lesser Antillean Bullfinch (Loxigilla noctis, german: Bartgimpelfink, french: Pèrenoir rougegorge), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (571k)
Columbina passerina
Common Ground Dove (Columbina passerina, german: Sperlings­täubchen, french: Colombe à queue noire). (750k)
Zenaida auriculata
Eared Dove (Zenaida auriculata, german: Ohrflecktaube, french: Tourterelle oreillarde). (898k)
Zenaida aurita
Zenaida Dove (Zenaida aurita, german: Küstentaube, french: Tourterelle à queue carrée). (815k)
Mimus gilvus
Tropical Mockingbirds (Mimus gilvus, french: Moqueur des savanes). (1244k)
Mimus gilvus
Tropical Mockingbird (Mimus gilvus, french: Moqueur des savanes). (921k)
Mimus polyglottos
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos, german: Spottdrossel, french: Moqueur polyglotte). (1072k)
Margarops fuscatus
Pearly-eyed Thrasher (Margarops fuscatus, german: Perlaugen-Spottdrossel, french: Moqueur corossol), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (708k)
Quiscalus lugubris
Female Carib Grackle (Quiscalus lugubris, french: Quiscale merle). (949k)
Quiscalus lugubris
Male Carib Grackle (Quiscalus lugubris, french: Quiscale merle). (805k)
Quiscalus niger
Male Greater Antillean Grackle (Quiscalus niger, german: Antillengrackel, french: Quiscale noir), endemic to the Greater Antillean Islands. (435k)
Coccyzus minor
Mangrove Cuckoo (Coccyzus minor, german: Mangrovenkuckuck, french: Coulicou manioc). (764k)
Thalasseus maximus
Royal Terns (Thalasseus maximus, german: Königssee­schwalbe, french: Sterne royale). (699k)
Thalasseus maximus
Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus, german: Königssee­schwalbe, french: Sterne royale) in flight. (484k)
Sula leucogaster
Brown Boobies (Sula leucogaster, german: Weißbauchtölpel, french: Fou brun), left immature, right female adult. (453k)
Sula leucogaster
Brown Boobie (Sula leucogaster, german: Weißbauchtölpel, french: Fou brun) in flight. (574k)
Fregata magnificens
Juvenile Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens, german: Prachtfregatt­vogel, french: Frégate superbe) in flight. (538k)
Fregata magnificens
Juvenile Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens, german: Prachtfregatt­vogel, french: Frégate superbe) in flight with a fish. (544k)
Fregata magnificens
Female Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens, german: Prachtfregatt­vogel, french: Frégate superbe) in flight. (494k)
Plegadis falcinellus
Flock of Glossy Ibises (Plegadis falcinellus, german: Brauner Sichler, french: Ibis falcinelle) and Western Cattle Egrets (Bubulcus ibis ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs). (1184k)
Egretta caerulea
Juvenile Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea, german: Blaureiher, french: Aigrette bleue). (808k)
Bubulcus ibis ibis
Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs). (1100k)
Ardea alba egretta
American Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (731k)
Pelecanus occidentalis
Brown Pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis, german: Braunpelikan, french: Pélican brun), top immature, bottom adult. (1127k)
Pelecanus occidentalis
Diving Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis, german: Braunpelikan, french: Pélican brun). (805k)
Pelecanus occidentalis
Diving Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis, german: Braunpelikan, french: Pélican brun). (505k)
Falco sparverius
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius, german: Buntfalke, french: Crécerelle d'Amérique). (549k)
Cathartes aura
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura, german: Truthahngeier, french: Urubu à tête rouge). (1117k)

Birds in Cuba

Mellisuga helenae
Feeding male Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae, german: Bienenelfe, french: Colibri d'Elena), endemic to Cuba. These are the smallest birds in the world. (1044k)
Mellisuga helenae
Feeding female Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae, german: Bienenelfe, french: Colibri d'Elena). (457k)
Chlorostilbon ricordii
Male Cuban Emerald (Chlorostilbon ricordii, german: Kubasmaragd­kolibri, french: Émeraude de Ricord), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (620k)
Chlorostilbon ricordii
Feeding male Cuban Emerald (Chlorostilbon ricordii, german: Kubasmaragd­kolibri, french: Émeraude de Ricord). (455k)
Todus multicolor
Cuban Tody (Todus multicolor, german: Vielfarbentodi, french: Todier de Cuba), endemic to Cuba. (424k)
Setophaga pityophila
Olive-capped Warbler (Setophaga pityophila, german: Kubawaldsänger, french: Paruline à calotte verte), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (452k)
Teretistris fernandinae
Yellow-headed Warbler (Teretistris fernandinae, german: Gelbkopf-Waldsänger, french: Paruline de Fernandina), endemic to Cuba. (550k)
Tiaris olivaceus
Female Yellow-faced Grassquit (Tiaris olivaceus, french: Cici grand-chanteur). (635k)
Spindalis zena
Male Western Spindalis (Spindalis zena, german: Streifenkopf­tangaren, french: Zéna à tête rayée). (855k)
Petrochelidon fulva
Cave Swallow (Petrochelidon fulva, french: Hirondelle à front brun). It was dark in the cave and I didn't have a tripod, so this is all I got. (526k)
Turdus plumbeus
Red-legged Thrush (Turdus plumbeus, german: Rotfußdrossel, french: Merle vantard), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (533k)
Turdus plumbeus
Red-legged Thrush (Turdus plumbeus, german: Rotfußdrossel, french: Merle vantard). (664k)
Contopus caribaeus
Cuban Pewee (Contopus caribaeus, french: Moucherolle tête-fou), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (361k)
Myiarchus sagrae
La Sagra's Flycatcher (Myiarchus sagrae, french: Tyran de La Sagra), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (560k)
Myiarchus sagrae
La Sagra's Flycatcher (Myiarchus sagrae, french: Tyran de La Sagra), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (576k)
Melopyrrha nigra
Cuban Bullfinch (Melopyrrha nigra, french: Sporophile négrito), endemic to Cuba. (837k)
Myadestes elisabeth
Cuban Solitaire (Myadestes elisabeth, french: Solitaire de Cuba), endemic to Cuba. (566k)
Agelaius humeralis
Tawny-shouldered Blackbird (Agelaius humeralis, french: Petit Carouge), endemic to the Greater Antillean Islands. (475k)
Ptiloxena atroviolacea
Cuban Blackbird (Ptiloxena atroviolacea, french: Quiscale violet), endemic to Cuba. (708k)
Vireo altiloquus
Black-whiskered Vireo (Vireo altiloquus, french: Viréo à moustaches). (509k)
Vireo gundlachii
Cuban Vireo (Vireo gundlachii), endemic to Cuba. (1014k)
Mimus polyglottos
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos, german: Spottdrossel, french: Moqueur polyglotte). (712k)
Sturnella magna
Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna, german: Lerchenstärling, french: Sturnelle des prés). (723k)
Xiphidiopicus percussus
Female Cuban Green Woodpecker (Xiphidiopicus percussus, german: Blutfleckspecht, french: Pic poignardé), endemic to Cuba. (682k)
Melanerpes superciliaris
West Indian Woodpecker (Melanerpes superciliaris, german: Bahamaspecht, french: Pic à sourcils noirs), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (605k)
Melanerpes superciliaris
West Indian Woodpecker (Melanerpes superciliaris, german: Bahamaspecht, french: Pic à sourcils noirs). (500k)
Icterus melanopsis
Adult Cuban Oriole (Icterus melanopsis), endemic to Cuba. (513k)
Icterus melanopsis
Juvenile Cuban Oriole (Icterus melanopsis). (1255k)
Icterus melanopsis
Immature Cuban Oriole (Icterus melanopsis). (972k)
Zenaida macroura
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura, german: Carolinataube, french: Tourterelle triste). (798k)
Zenaida aurita
Zenaida Dove (Zenaida aurita, german: Küstentaube, french: Tourterelle à queue carrée). (1020k)
Zenaida asiatica
White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica, german: Weißflügeltaube, french: Tourterelle à ailes blanches). (493k)
Columbina passerina insularis
Cuban Ground Dove (Columbina passerina insularis, german: Sperlings­täubchen, french: Colombe à queue noire). (1255k)
Zenaida macroura
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura, german: Carolinataube, french: Tourterelle triste). (784k)
Charadrius wilsonia
Wilson's Plover (Charadrius wilsonia, german: Wilson-Regenpfeifer, french: Pluvier de Wilson). (1325k)
Charadrius vociferus
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus, german: Keilschwanz-Regenpfeifer, french: Pluvier kildir). (728k)
Quiscalus niger
Male Greater Antillean Grackle (Quiscalus niger, german: Antillengrackel, french: Quiscale noir), endemic to the Greater Antillean Islands. (576k)
Crotophaga ani
Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani, german: Glattschnabelani, french: Ani à bec lisse). (727k)
Glaucidium siju
Cuban Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium siju, german: Cuba-Sperlingskauz, french: Chevêchette de Cuba), endemic to Cuba. (731k)
Priotelus temnurus
Cuban Trogon (Priotelus temnurus, german: Kubatrogon, french: Trogon de Cuba), endemic to Cuba. (563k)
Priotelus temnurus
Cuban Trogon (Priotelus temnurus, german: Kubatrogon, french: Trogon de Cuba). (598k)
Amazona leucocephala leucocephala
Cuban Amazons (Amazona leucocephala leucocephala, german: Kuba-Amazone, french: Amazone de Cuba), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (702k)
Coccyzus merlini
Great Lizard Cuckoo (Coccyzus merlini, french: Tacco de Cuba), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (819k)
Coccyzus merlini
Great Lizard Cuckoo (Coccyzus merlini, french: Tacco de Cuba). (929k)
Himantopus mexicanus
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus, german: Amerikanischer Stelzenläufer, french: Échasse d'Amérique). (546k)
Butorides virescens
Green Heron (Butorides virescens, german: Grünreiher, french: Héron vert). (770k)
Bubulcus ibis ibis
Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs) in flight. (534k)
Egretta tricolor
Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor, german: Dreifarbenreiher, french: Aigrette tricolore). (616k)
Egretta tricolor
Immature Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor, german: Dreifarbenreiher, french: Aigrette tricolore). (661k)
Egretta rufescens
Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens, german: Rötelreiher, french: Aigrette roussâtre), white morph. (757k)
Ardea alba egretta
American Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (925k)
Eudocimus albus
American White Ibis (Eudocimus albus, german: Schneesichler, french: Ibis blanc). (832k)
Falco sparverius
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius, german: Buntfalke, french: Crécerelle d'Amérique), red race. (414k)
Falco sparverius
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius, german: Buntfalke, french: Crécerelle d'Amérique), white race. (480k)
Cathartes aura
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura, german: Truthahngeier, french: Urubu à tête rouge). (637k)
Cathartes aura
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura, german: Truthahngeier, french: Urubu à tête rouge) in flight. (393k)

Birds in Trinidad

Florisuga mellivora
Male White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora, german: Weißnacken­kolibri, french: Colibri jacobin). (934k)
Florisuga mellivora
Male White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora, german: Weißnacken­kolibri, french: Colibri jacobin). (503k)
Florisuga mellivora
Female White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora, german: Weißnacken­kolibri, french: Colibri jacobin). (582k)
Florisuga mellivora
Female (left) and male (right) White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora, german: Weißnacken­kolibri, french: Colibri jacobin), left. (588k)
Manacus manacus
White-bearded Manakin (Manacus manacus, german: Säbelpipra, french: Manakin casse-noisette). (673k)
Tachyphonus rufus
Male White-lined Tanager (Tachyphonus rufus, french: Tangara à galons blancs). (651k)
Chlorophanes spiza
Male Green Honeycreeper (Chlorophanes spiza, french: Tangara émeraude). (612k)
Ceratopipra erythrocephala
Male Golden-headed Manakin (Ceratopipra erythrocephala, french: Manakin à tête d'or). (750k)
Psarocolius decumanus
Crested Oropendolas (Psarocolius decumanus, german: Krähenstirnvogel, french: Cassique huppé). (1032k)
Procnias averano
Male Bearded Bellbird (Procnias averano, french: Araponga barbu). (631k)
Bubulcus ibis ibis
Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs). (576k)
Egretta caerulea
Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea, german: Blaureiher, french: Aigrette bleue). (674k)

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