The Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park is one of the largest migratory bird sites in the Caribbean. Warblers, falcons, merlins and kingfishers are among the 120 species that retreat to our tropical forest each year to escape winter. The migration of northern birds begins in October and ends in April of the following year. As the northern birds return home, the forest prepares to welcome southern migratory birds on their winter break from March to September. Migratory birds join Jamaica’s 29 endemic birds in the national park and over 100 native species. The Blue and John Crow Mountains is the only location where all of Jamaica’s unique or endemic bird species can be observed.