Under The Sea With Shoal Bay Scuba

Two friends were in-town visiting Anguilla this week. From hikes out to Iguana Cave, drives along every “scenic route,” they even jumped into the sea with Matthew Billington, owner of Shoal Bay Scuba nearly every day of their trip.

 
After two days of finishing their scuba certification, down to the shipwrecks they went!…

wreck dives in anguilla

 

diving in anguilla
From the impressive wrecks, to the colorful schools of large fish only found in deeper waters, to a breathtaking Triggerfish…

triggerfish in anguilla waters
… they even spotted a 10′ Spotted Eagle Ray. He put on quite a show, diving into the sand and twirling throughout the sea trying to shake a Remora off his back!

 
Of course, the camera had to die just in time for that spectacular sight. ūüėČ

 
With the ultra-professional Matthew at their side, they were in good hands, exploring Anguilla’s deep.

 
To book a snorkeling/scuba trip with Matthew, contact him at: Shoalbayscuba@gmail.com

 

The Glossy Ibis, a Rare Visitor to Anguilla, Returns!

Nature Explorers Anguilla guests were treated to a rare event this week, a Glossy Ibis feeding on East End Pond. This species is a rare visitor to Anguilla with the only public record being of a single bird on Road Salt Pond in 2002.

 
In 2014 a number of birds of this species were spotted in St. Martin and remained there for several weeks. According to Rafffaele et al, it is considered a rare sighting in the Lesser Antilles.

 

glossy ibis anguilla
This large wading bird has a long curved bill and is dark in color. It is normally found along the US Atlantic coast but may also be seen in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.

 
If you would like to see this rare visitor and other exciting wildlife on Anguilla,  take a walk on the wild side with Nature Explorers Anguilla.

 

Call:1.264.584.0346 or email: Jackiec@natureexplorersanguilla.com to book your tour.

Steel Pan Music at Roy’s Bayside Grill

I’m excited to announce that every Wednesday evening Roy’s Bayside Grill is now featuring the talented Joe Carty on steel pan.

 
From 6-9pm, Joe plays classical Caribbean music just steps from the sand. You don’t come by steel pan often in Anguilla, and the location can’t be beat at Roy’s Bayside Grill on Sandy Ground!

 
To make a reservation, call: 264-497-2470

 

 

 

It is Breeding Season in Anguilla’s Wetlands!

With water levels still high, a number of waterfowl are finding excellent breeding habitat on our wetlands.  Resident White-cheeked Pintail Ducks and Common Moorhens are rearing a number of chicks.  Meanwhile wintering birds like coots and Ruddy ducks, are also raising their young.


It is a great time of year to visit our wetlands with your family. ¬†Who doesn’t love an adorable baby bird?


Take a walk on the wild side with Nature Explorers Anguilla and see our incredible wildlife!
Email:  jackiec@natureexplorersanguilla.com or call: 1.264.584.0346 to schedule a tour today.