Bird stamps from Bequia.

Bequia is the largest island in the Grenadines.

It is part of the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and is approximately 15 km from the nation's capital, Kingstown,and is nine miles away from st.vincent. The island capital is Port Elizabeth 13°00′N 61°16′W.

Other villages on the island are Paget Farm, Lower Bay, La Pompe, Hamilton, Mount Pleasant and Belmont. The total population is about 4,300, the native population being primarily a mixture of people of African, Scottish and Carib Indian descent.

A substantial number of white Barbadians were also sent as settlers to Bequia in the 1860s. A number of them built homes in the Mount Pleasant area where many of their descendants still live today. The island is very small, measuring some 7 square miles (18 km2).

The main population areas are Port Elizabeth and Paget Farm which host the Ferry Terminal and Airport respectively. Other prominent areas of Bequia include Spring, site of a former coconut plantation and home to agricultural animals, Industry Bay, Lower Bay and Park Bay,The Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary is located here. Princess Margaret, who had a home on nearby Mustique, visited Bequia and had a beach named in her honour. Princess Margaret Beach is next to Port Elizabeth and is situated inside Admiralty Bay. Bequia means "island of the clouds" in the ancient Arawak.

The island's name was also 'Becouya' as part of the Granadilles. The islands' unofficial anthem is considered to be 'Only in Bequia,' by island native Raphael "Socony" Holder. The island's hills are much lower than the peaks of St. Vincent, 10 miles (16 km) to the north, so they do not receive as many rain showers. The main port Admiralty Bay, a large natural harbour, and the "town" Port Elizabeth are situated on the west coast.

Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
2003.01   01.12.2003   Birds of the Caribbean      
Western Spindalis Spindalis zena Gartered Trogon Trogon caligatus Western Barn Owl Tyto alba Inca Jay Cyanocorax yncas
90c     231     Western Spindalis    Spindalis zena     
1$     88     Gartered Trogon    Trogon caligatus     
1.40$     77     Western Barn Owl    Tyto alba     
2$     162     Inca Jay    Cyanocorax yncas     
2003.02   01.12.2003   Birds of the Caribbean      
Montezuma Oropendola Psarocolius montezuma
5$     228     Montezuma Oropendola    Psarocolius montezuma     MS
2011.01   Birds of the world   Sheet   
Corn Crake Crex crex Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos Carrion Crow Corvus corone Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
2.75$     46     Corn Crake    Crex crex     
2.75$     37     Golden Eagle    Aquila chrysaetos     
2.75$     162     Carrion Crow    Corvus corone     
and     162     Hooded Crow    Corvus cornix     
2.75$     188     Willow Warbler    Phylloscopus trochilus     
2011.02   Birds of the world      
Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica
6$     183     Red-rumped Swallow    Cecropis daurica     MS
2011.03   Birds of the world, eggs   Sheet   

Ruff Philomachus pugnax Common Murre Uria aalge Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
3$     64     Ruff    Philomachus pugnax     
3$     68     Common Murre    Uria aalge     
3$     32     Great Cormorant    Phalacrocorax carbo     
2011.04   Birds of the world, eggs      
Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus
6$     119     Great Crested Flycatcher    Myiarchus crinitus     MS

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