Bird Watching in the Cayman Islands
The Cayman Islands have a surprisingly rich and diverse bird population for such small islands. Because they are located relatively far from the other Caribbean islands, at least from a bird’s point of view, they are an important stopping point for spring and fall migrations. The islands also have an interesting mix of endemic, resident and breeding species, drawing from North, Central and South American bird life. Look for the White-tailed Tropicbird off Pedro Bluff. Scan Seven Mile Beach for Brown Pelican, Magnificent Frigatebird, and Royal Tern. Don’t miss the Ruddy Turnstones next to the Burger King on the waterfront in George Town. And encounter the ubiquitous White-winged Dove, Loggerhead Kingbird, Palm Warbler (October to April), Bananaquit, Greater Antillean Grackle, and Smooth-billed Ani everywhere.