Birds that have been spotted on Salt Cay:
Sanderling – photo by Norman Rogers
Ruddy Ternstone – photo by Norman Rogers
Green Heron – photo by Norman Rogers
Green Heron – photo by Norman Rogers
Great Egret – Turks & Caicos – photo by Norman Rogers
Brown Pelican – photo by Norman Rogers
Brown Pelican – Turks & Caicos Islands – photo by Norman Rogers
Reddish Egret – White Stage – by Norman Rogers
Yellow Crowned Night Heron – Norman Rogers
White Cheeked Pintail – Norman Rogers
Tricolored Heron – Norman Rogers
Reddish Egret – Norman Rogers
Osprey – Norman Rogers
Little Blue Heron
Least Tern – Norman Rogers
Greater Flamingo – Norman Rogers
Great Egret – Norman Rogers
Blue Winged Teal – Norman Rogers
Black Necked Stilt – Norman Rogers
|Ringed Necked Booby||
KAYAK THROUGH THE SALT CAY MANGROVES
Glide along silently in your kayak and observe the huge variety of birds throughout the mangroves in the creek, where hundreds of birds can be spotted.
Birds are found on the salt flats and also in the creeks, on the beach, in the bush and in the air. Enjoy bird watching on an island relatively free from development in the British West Indies.
BEAUTIFUL BY NATURE
‘Beautiful by Nature’ is the National slogan of the Turks and Caicos Islands which is rumored were discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492 and now some 500 years later is being “rediscovered” as one of the fasted growing travel destinations in the Caribbean.
Famous for her secluded beaches, crystal clear turquoise blue waters, unspoilt reefs and dramatic walls this archipelago has some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world.
These days however visitors should pack beside their bronzing creams a good pair of binoculars! The Turks and Caicos has tweaked the interest of serious birders especially since 1992 when the government set aside 33 protected areas of National Parks, Nature Reserves and Sanctuaries .Now over 190 bird species can be found at varying times of the year throughout the islands mainly due to the fact that the Bahamas chain is an important route for migratory birds between North and South America. Of these 190 species there are 52 known to breed locally. In 1990 the Southern coasts of North, Middle and East Caicos were designated a RAMSAR site, an organization that protects endangered wetlands. Here in the lagoons ,salt ponds and mangrove swamps can be found over 61 waterfowl species including the rare West Indian Whistling duck and the Greater Flamingo featured on many postage stamps and the National emblem (pictured above) of the Turks and Caicos.
The Turks and Caicos Islands are one of the last remaining British Colonies and located some 575 miles southeast of Miami Florida with the Bahamas about 30 miles to the Northwest and the Dominican Republic some 100 miles to the Southeast.
The country. consist of two groups of islands, the Turks Islands and the Caicos Islands which are separated by a 22-mile passage called the Columbus Passage. To the west are the Caicos group: West Caicos , Providenciales , North Caicos, East Caicos and South Caicos. To the east are the Turks group: Grand Turk and Salt Cay.
BIRD POSTAGE STAMPS OF THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS.
Osprey in Turks and Caicos Islands
West Indies Whistling Duck
found in Turks & Caicos Islands
|Postage Stamps of the Turks and Caicos Islands commemorate the wondrous birds found in this beautiful island nation.|
Greater Flamingo of Turks and Caicos Islands
Please address questions regarding the commemorative Turks and Caicos Islands bird postage stamp collection to :
1973 Edition of Bird Stamps of the Turks and Caicos Islands
Turks and Caicos Islands Bird Watching Links
Bringing up Baby – Hummingbirds
LET US BOOK YOUR BIRD WATCHING VACATION ON SALT CAY!
Salt Cay Accommodations welcomes birdwatchers ! Enqure about our Salt Cay Vacation Accommodation for Turks & Caicos bird watchers. Call for pricing, discounts, and bird watching holidays.
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