Bird Training Center

As you know the UIEA will be playing a major role in the upcoming Caribbean WaterBird Census (CWC) and the Ashton Lagoon Restoration project, which will have a major Birding component. Some of the UIEA Members took part in the recent birding workshop facilitated by Robert Ranking on the 18th May 2010. Among other things it was agreed that the participants of the workshop will undergo a test sometime in the future which they will be required to have a 66% knowledge of the Birds in the Grenadines. Below you will find a link to the training software that was developed by Robert specially for Birding Training on Union Island, also there are regular field trips on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week with Robert to have a practical understanding of Birds.

In my opinion this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be trained in Birding, which comes at no cost to us where otherwise would have cost alot. Robert has dedicated alot of time towards getting training/materials to participants, persons that are interested please set aside some time and dedicate it to this, it can only benefit you in the long term.

Stanton Gomes

- download and UNZIP file into your prefered location
- open folder UnionBird2
- double-click on UnionBird.exe to run the program (it may be a good
idea to make a shortcut of it - right click UnionBird.exe and send to Desktop )

Just a reminder not to share the Birding Training Software outside the Union Island Birding Group.
The ZIPPED File is about 264MB and the UNZIPPED folder is 513MB.

click here to download the Bird Training Software.

If you encounter any problems/anything you would like to share you can leave a comment on this page below.

Download the Birding Workshop Report – Held May 18th 2010.


Birds Found On Union Island and their Sounds

A fun idea is to play more than one bird song at the same time, this will simulate an outdoor environment with different birds at the same location.

American Oystercatcher

Belted Kingfisher


Bare-eyed Thrush

Barn Swallow

Black Bellied Plover

Black-faced Grassquit

Brown Booby

Brown Pelican

Carib Grackle

Caribbean Martin

Cattle Egret

Common Ground-Dove

Eared Dove

Rock Dove

Gray Kingbird

Great Blue Heron

Greater yellowlegs

Green Heron

Green-Throated Carib

Grenada Flycatcher

Laughing Gull

Lesser Yellowlegs

Little Blue Heron

Magnificent Frigatebird

Mangrove Cuckoo


Royal Tern

Ruddy Turnstone

Rufous-vented Chachalaca

Scaly-naped Pigeon

Semipalmated Plover

Shiny Cowbird

Smooth Billed Ani

Spotted Sandpiper

Tricolored Heron

Tropical Mockingbird



Wilsons Plover

Yellow Warbler

Yellow-bellied Elaenia

Yellow-crowned night heron

Zenaida Dove

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