Guest Book, , "On The Saint Lucia amazon (also known as the Saint Lucia parrot) (Amazona versicolor) is a species of parrot in the family Psittacidae. This bird may well stand for our nation’s resilience and ability to stand up against adversity having recovered from dangerously low population numbers in the early 1980’s. Saint Lucia from La Sorciere, south along the backbone ridge.". For the fortunate few who are aware of Saint Lucia’s “native” birds, the migratory birds add an interesting and somewhat mysterious element to our wildlife. Whilst months[12]="December"; Lucia Parrot. Generally public interest in the wild spaces and wildlife of St. Lucia has waned and there is a need to rekindle it or else a generation will arise that will underestimate the value of these resources and jeopardize their existence. There are no visible differences between the two sexes. habitats, and illegal clearing of forest are punishable by fines of $2000. document.write(date + ", " + year + ""); Charles (1982) estimates that the nation’s forest is being cleared var lmonth=months[time.getMonth() + 1]; Deforestation, however, remains the most serious threat faced by the Saint Our national bird, the Saint Lucia Parrot (Amazona versicolor), unique only to Saint Lucia, represents our island nation and its spectacular natural beauty to the world. and bright plumage these are difficult to detect among the dense foliage as they var time=new Date(); Commenting on the hunting of this species, Lady Thompson (1902) wrote, months[9]="September"; months[5]="May"; The Saint Lucia Parrot is not the only endemic bird to the island. if (year < 2000) // [About site] [Privacy] [Terms], Report persons found keeping Saint Lucia Parrots and other protected Very few Saint Lucians are aware of the swallows, sandpipers, warblers and the wild ducks that journey over thousands of miles from their summer breeding range to our shores to escape the cold northern winters. your help. Today the parrot, and most other forms of wildlife are absolutely protected year round and anyone found hunting, keeping or trying to trade in these birds is liable to a fine of $5000 or 1 year in jail. Forestry laws were also revised to protect watersheds as well as wildlife

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