Rockland bird sanctuary
Have you ever fed a humming bird perched gently on your finger? Then enjoy
this unique experience for yourself and at the same time take the opportunity to relax unwind and see other
wild Jamaican birds.
In 1954 Lisa Salmon moved into a small cottage, Rocklands, in the hills of Anchovy, over looking Montego Bay. With
a strong love of nature she set about feeding local birds. Her reputation as a bird-lover and naturalist earned her
the name “The Bird Lady”.
Having a constant flow of visiting bird watchers she decided to open Rocklands to the public in 1962.
Since then Rocklands has hosted thousands of people from all over the world. Royalty and “commoners” have come
to this rustic setting and patiently waited for, seen and fed a variety of wild birds, both local and migratory.
The favourite activity by far is the feeding of the beautiful emerald green streamer tailed hummingbird, the
national bird of Jamaica.
Monday to Sunday
From 8:00 am to 5:30 pm.
How to find us
About three miles out of Montego Bay, along the A1 highway to Negril, turn south at Reading and continue for
approximately 2 miles until you see the “Rocklands Bird Sanctuary” sign; turn left here and continue for 1\2 mile
until you get to us.
Please note that all birds at this sanctuary are wild. Most may be seen closer to sunset. They do not perform on
command so patience may be required at times.
Bird walks, tours and excursions can be organized for bird watchers.
Comfortable seating for bird watchers
Lush tropical forestry that are natural habitats for birds
Bird walks, tours and excursions can be organized for bird watchers
For Further Information
Call (876) 952-2009
You can book this tour from Traverse Jamaica