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Day 5: Finally...more Providenciales!

semi-overcast 80 °F

So this is the beginning of the long overdue posts to wrap up my trip to Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands over winter break (!). Sorry it has taken so long - I have had a super crazy and very exciting semester! Now I finally have time to actually post this since it is spring break, yay!!

I started off today by guiding our friends Elly & Mark on a birding tour around the nearby Northwest National Park. Although the best birds went unphotographed, a flyover AMERICAN FLAMINGO and a brief sighting of a MANGROVE CUCKOO, I did get some pictures of a few nice things.

BROWN PELICANS:
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ROYAL TERN:
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Unidentified gull or pelagic species far offshore. Any ideas as to what it is?
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RUDDY TURNSTONE:
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Hermit Crab I found:
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Later in the day, my family and I visited Malcolm Road Beach, a less-traveled beach due to the fact that the road to get there is extremely rough. It was more than worth it; however, because my parents thought it to be one of the most beautiful places they had ever seen.
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The birding around there was fairly good, as well.

PALM WARBLER:
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AMERICAN KESTRELS:
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BAHAMA WOODSTAR, awesome because these are notably uncommon on this island:
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Even the view from the road was great (notice how rough the road is, though)!
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Bird-of-the-day goes to the Bahama Woodstar, with runner-up to the Brown Pelicans which put on a good show with their awesome diving antics throughout the day. Stay tuned, because tomorrow my dad and I will be birding salt pond "salinas" which are known to host a quantity of diverse water birds - from oystercatchers to flamingoes! It should be fun!

Good birding,

Henry
World Life List: 929 Species (no life birds today)

Species list for today:

Pelagic/Gull Sp.
Brown Pelican
Great Egret
American Flamingo
American Kestrel
Ruddy Turnstone
Royal Tern
Gull Sp.
Mourning Dove
Common Ground-Dove
Mangrove Cuckoo
Bahama Woodstar
Bahama Mockingbird
Northern Mockingbird
Thick-billed Vireo
Cape May Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
Warbler Sp.
Bananaquit
Passerine Sp.

Posted by skwclar 17:23 Archived in Turks/Caicos Islands

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Hi Henry,
Great photos, especially the Bahama Woodstar! As I have been told, better late than never!

by Jonathan B

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