The Herons Have Arrived in Anguilla!

It is heron season in Anguilla. A time when overwintering birds like Great Blue and Little Blue Herons grace our shores and wetlands for the winter. This week guests had the opportunity to witness the arrival of this beautiful Great Blue.

great blue heron in anguilla

Join Nature Explorers Anguilla to see all the amazing wildlife our island has to offer!

Email: jackiec@natureexplorersanguilla.com or call: 1.264.584.0346

Nature Explorers Anguilla Celebrates World Shorebirds Day

Like many others across the world and in particular, the Caribbean, Nature Explorers Anguilla was out on our wetlands this past weekend counting birds. The 2nd Annual Global Shorebird Count was conducted on 4 wetlands across the island on September 5th and 6th, 2015.

Over the two day period, 1633 individual birds and 33 species were recorded. West End Pond (IBA) was a hot bed of activity as literally overnight it seemed the population of migrant species exploded.

shorebird day findings in anguilla

We will provide a full report in the upcoming Fall edition of The Salty Wing. Many thanks to Molly Nutting for volunteering to be the officially recorder.

Nature Explorers Anguilla will be open throughout the off season as we experience the wonders of the Fall Migration. If you are on island and would like to take a tour, email us at jackiec@natureexplorersanguilla.com or call us at 1.264.584.0346 to schedule your tour.

Update From Anguilla’s Wetlands

Despite the storms swirling around Anguilla, our wetlands are busy with migrants making their way South.

These two “peeps” have something in common, the word Semipalmated. One is a Semipalmated Sandpiper…

semipalmated sandpiper

… and one is a Semipalmated Plover…

semipalmated plover

If you look closely at their feet, you will see that they have toes that are partially webbed. Both birds have traveled over 1000 miles non-stop to our wetlands to feed and rest on their way to their wintering grounds.

Join Nature Explorers Anguilla and see these and many other migrants as they visit our amazing wetlands.

Email: jackiec@natureexplorersanguilla.com or call: 1.264.584.0346 to schedule your tour today!

A Juvenile Greater Flamingo Visits Anguilla

This week Anguilla received a special visitor. A juvenile Greater Flamingo was seen on the northern edge of Rendezvous Bay Pond feeding among Snowy Egrets, Least Terns, Brown Pelicans, and Black-necked Stilts.

pink flamingo in anguilla

This species is considered a rare visitor to Anguilla with the last record of a bird on Cove Pond from November of 2000 to January of 2001.

flamingo in flight in anguilla

You just never know what you will see on Anguilla’s wetlands. Come join us and Take a Walk on the Wild Side…

Email: jackiec@natureexplorersanguilla.com or call: 1.264.584.0346

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Nature Explorer Anguilla’s 7th Edition of The Salty Wing

The 7th Edition of The Salty Wing is now available as a free download from blurb.com…

http://store.blurb.com/ebooks/523030-the-salty-wing-winter-2015

or as a free PDF version on our website…

http://www.natureexplorersanguilla.com/saltywing.htm

The Salty Wing is designed to engage readers of all ages through articles and photography that highlight Anguilla’s wildlife and natural habitats. In this edition we cover the interesting species that visited the island during the winter months of the 2014/2015 season.

We also include an update on the important work done by Dr. Louise Soanes monitoring seabird colonies on our offshore cays.

We hope you enjoy and share with everyone you know who loves nature!

7th edition of the salty wing

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