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Hotel grounds

Hotel grounds

Hotel grounds from our balcony

Reception

Set in 22 acres of land, and situated on the beach, the hotel is in itself an enjoyable location to see birds. The immediate area outside of the hotel grounds was not worked, but seems to be fairly busy, with a main road alongside, and a reasonable amount of habitation.

The hotel grounds are well manicured, but there are a good variety of trees and flowering shrubs throughout. Caribbean Grackle, Zenaida Dove, Lesser Antillean Bullfinch, Bananaquit, Grey Kingbird, and Tropical Mockingbird are very common throughout, and can even be seen pilfering within the restaurants and from the room balconies.

Adult pool

View from the adult pool

The adult pool

View from the adult pool

There is a choice of two swimming pools a larger one situated right next to the main bar, which we kept our distance from, and a smaller adults only pool at the top of the resort. This was an excellent spot no kids, fairly quiet, and the raised deck directly overlooked the surrounding woods, with some trees within the perimeter fence also of value. From one sun lounger I saw all three species of hummingbird, Scaly-breasted Thrasher, Green Heron, American Kestrel, and Lesser Antillean Saltator.

Beach

Semipalmated Plover

The beach

Semipalmated Plover

Sitting on the beach could also provide plenty of interest. A few waders braved the crowds (Turnstone, Semipalmated plover, and Spotted Sandpiper), and were usually best early morning. Most numerous herons were Cattle Egrets, particularly before sunset when they would fly by in good numbers going to roost. A handful of Little Blue Herons also went to roost at this time, usually flying much lower over the water than the Cattle Egrets. Further out to sea, Brown Boobies were often seen plying to and fro, and occasional Brown Noddies were a little further out. Two raptors (of the 3 on the island) were also from the beach occasional Osprey over, and a female American Kestrel occasionally hunted the area (successfully) for small lizards.

Antillean Crested Hummingbird

Bananaquit

Antillean Crested Hummingbird

Bananaquit

Lesser Antillean Bullfinch male

Lesser Antillean Bullfinch female

Male Lesser Antillean Bullfinch

Female Lesser Antillean Bullfinch

Black-faced Grassquit

Common Ground-dove

Black-faced Grassquit

Common Ground-dove

Carib Grackle

Green Heron

Carib Grackle

Green Heron

Grey Kingbird

Zenaida Dove

Grey Kingbird

Zenaida Dove

Tropical Mockingbird

Scaly-breasted Thrasher

Tropical Mockingbird

Scaly-breasted Thrasher

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