Rockland’s Bird Sanctuary is located in the beautiful city of Montego Bay. The Rocklands Bird Sanctuary also known to some as the Rockland’s Feeding Station was originally owned and run for many years by Lisa Salmon known to the locals as ‘the bird lady’. Sadly Lisa passed away in the year 2000, and she was in her 90’s, however fortunately the property is still being run as a sanctuary by her nephew, and is managed by a guy name as Fritz, who has been working at the Sanctuary for the last 15 years.
Hand-feed hummingbirds and marvel at the variety of bird life at the Rocklands Bird Sanctuary on a 2-hour tour from Montego Bay.
The sanctuary is home to thousands of birds from Jamaica and migrant birds who have flown thousands of miles to feed here. The Red-billed Streamertail and Jamaica Mango are so tame that they will come straight to a handheld bottle of sugar water and some will even sit on your finger to feed.
Jamaica has 4 resident species of hummingbird, 3 of which can be found at the Rocklands Bird Sanctuary, but the fourth, the Black-billed Streamertail, is found only on the very eastern part of the island.
Put some seed on your hand to attract the Black-faced Grassquit, Yellow-faced Grassquit, and Orangequit. See the Bananaquit and Greater Antillean Bullfinch hopping around the feeders.