Sunday 26 March 2017 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.
Unidentified gull or pelagic species far offshore. Any ideas as to what it is?
Hermit Crab I found:
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.
The birding around there was fairly good, as well.
BAHAMA WOODSTAR, awesome because these are notably uncommon on this island:
Even the view from the road was great (notice how rough the road is, though)!
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!
World Life List: 929 Species (no life birds today)
Species list for today:
Cape May Warbler