Morne Diablotin National Park
Morne Diablotin National Park, established in January 2000, is located within the northern mountain ranges of Dominica. It is home to 1,447-meter high Morne Diablotin, the tallest mountain on the island and the second highest mountain in the Lesser Antilles.
During the 18th century, the land was home to at least six different encampments of escaped slaves. Dr. John Imray, a Scottish physician, completed the first recorded scaling of Morne Diablotin in 1867. Today, the park is home to 18 different avian species.
Morne Diablotin National Park (MDNP) is located within one of the northern mountain ranges and boasts the tallest mountain peak Morne Diablotin (1447m) on Dominica. The MDNP was established in January 2000, the first park to be established in the new millennium and covers some 3,335.4 hectares, between the 579m elevation and 1447m elevation. The MDNP primary function is to specifically provide habitat for Dominica’s two endemic Amazona parrots. Private lands are located mainly on the north, northwestern and southwestern boundaries of the park and used strictly for agricultural holdings. Human settlements are more than 10km away on the western coastal region
Birds This site supports one endangered and one vulnerable species of parrots, and 15 restricted- range species. Black-throated Blue Warbler (Dendroica caerulescens), Hooded Warbler (Wilsonia citrine), Black-and-White Warbler (Mniotilta varia), and Merlin (Falco columbarius) are the more common migrant species seen at that site. The Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) and Yellow-crowned night Heron (Nycticorax violaceus) are the more frequently seen waterbirds in the park
WHAT CAN YOU SEE THERE ??
Red-necked Amazon (Amazona arausiaca)
Imperial Amazon (Amazona imperialis)
Lesser Antillean Swift (Chaetura martinica)
Purple-throated Carib (Eulampis jugularis)
Green-throated Carib (Eulampis holosericeus)
Antillean Crested Hummingbird (Orthorhyncus cristatus)
Forest Thrush (Cichlherminia lherminieri)
Cabrits National Park
Cabrits National Park is at the north end of the island of Dominica, north of Portsmouth on a peninsula. The park protects tropical forest, coral reefs and wetlands. There are hiking trails and an English garrison called Fort Shirley. It occupies 1,313 acres (531 ha) and was established in 1986.
Running from Portsmouth deep into Dominica’s Morne Diablotin forest reserve, the Indian River is a mixture of fresh and salt water and dominated by the spectacular Butressed Bwa Mang trees. The best way to experience the river is in a paddle boat with a knowledgeable guide, who will happily enlighten you on the incredible flora and fauna en route Cabrits National Park – Morne Diablotin National Park – Indian River