Nature Explorers Anguilla To Release NEW Children’s Book!

It is no secret that the arrival in 2015 of an American Flamingo on Anguilla’s wetlands has sparked a great deal of interest in birdwatching here.

In 2016, young Miya Yoshida, a long time friend of Nature Explorers Anguilla, wrote a story about the visiting flamingo. Although Miya was never lucky enough to see the actual bird during her 2015 visit, she weaves an intriguing tale of its unlikely journey to the island and the ultimate decision to make Anguilla home.

What started out as a school project for Miya, ultimately became a collaborative effort with Jackie Cestero, Owner and Operator of Nature Explorers Anguilla, who used the actual photographs of Martin and his friends, to illustrate the story.


Miya and her family have decided that a portion of the proceeds of the book will go toward the “Bring Back the Buttonwoods Campaign” spearheaded by Nature Explorers Anguilla as an effort to restore Anguilla’s mangroves hard hit by Hurricane Irma. Miya will continue to support AARF independent of this project.

The book will be available for order online at and hard copies are expected to hit the shelves on Anguilla mid June 2018.

Way to go Miya! Jackie, we can’t wait for Martin’s Island Paradise to hit shelves :-)

HUGE Congratulations to Nature Explorers Anguilla!

USA Today has ranked Anguilla as a “Caribbean best” for nature lovers!

The fabulous feature by Melanie Reffes highlights this special and undiscovered side of Anguilla, a side of Anguilla that Jackie Cestero of Nature Explorers Anguilla has passionately pioneered on the island.

Check out the article via the link below.


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Take a walk on the wild side with Jackie to see these sweet birds up close!

It is an extra-special time to tour with Jackie. All income from tours this year will be directed at restoring Anguilla’s damaged habitats as a result of Hurricane Irma. Details on Jackie’s tremendous effort here…

2018 The Year of the Bird!

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), Audubon, National Geographic, BirdLife International and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology have teamed up to celebrate birds by declaring 2018 The Year of the Bird. Nature Explorers Anguilla is joining in this celebration by highlighting Anguilla’s bird species and conducting a restoration of lost habitat as a result of Hurricane Irma. All income from our tours this year will be directed at this project.

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There is no better time to enjoy the island’s birdlife than now as we have been blessed with the presence of not one, but two, American Flamingos. These gorgeous birds arrived on the island on March 24th and have been enjoying their vacation here ever since. We are also beginning to see the influx of both land and shorebirds as part of the Spring Migration.

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Help us celebrate Anguilla’s beautiful birds by Taking a Walk on the Wild Side…

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It All Happens Seemingly in a Blink of an Eye!

It seems only yesterday we were watching nests being built, eggs hatching and chicks taking their first steps. Today they are taking their first flights and learning how to survive on their own, all the while under the watchful eye of their protective parents.

Juvenile Caribbean Martin - Anguilla, BWI

Juvenile Black-necked Stilt - Anguilla, BWI

Juvenile Yellow Warbler - Anguilla, BWI

Join Nature Explorers Anguilla as we witness the excitement of first flights and much more on Anguilla’s Salt Ponds/Wetlands.

Book your tour today & Take a Walk on the Wild Side…


Summertime Chicks

After enduring almost a month of sitting in the hot sun incubating their eggs, moms and dads are raising their tiny young on Anguilla’s wetlands.

anguilla summetime chicks

Join Nature Explorers Anguilla as we follow these adorable little chicks as they grow strong and take their first flights.

Book your tour today and Take a Walk on the Wild Side…