Wednesday 4 January 2017 80 °F
Today (Monday, January 2) was another fun-filled day on the beautiful tropical island of Providenciales in the Caribbean.
Some morning birding in Northwest Point National Park yielded great birds!
This WILSON'S PLOVER, spotted by my dad, was a life bird for both of us!
Crab in a tide pool:
The actual Northwest Point of the island is stunning, with the sea crashing into a ledge of rocks with many beautiful tide pools:
SMOOTH-BILLED ANI, a common inhabitant of the island:
Then, in the afternoon, my family and I went snorkeling! It was AWESOME, some of the best Caribbean snorkeling I have ever done. Some highlights included seeing 2 sea turtles, a huge sting ray, grouper fish, angelfish, and many amazing coral formations.
I also saw a few birds in the afternoon, including these BANANAQUITS:
And this COMMON GROUND-DOVE:
The day came to an end with an evening spotting of this hunting YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON right outside our front door!
It was a fantastic day! Bird-of-the-day goes to my life-bird Wilson's Plover with runners-up to the Osprey & Yellow-crowned Night-Heron. Honorable mention to the two sea turtles.
World Life List: 929 Species (1 life bird today: Wilson's Plover)
List from today: