Bird Watching on Andros Island
Come find birds truly unique to the Bahamas
More than 300 species of birds have been recorded in the Bahamas. One hundred and nine species breed in the Bahamas, 169 species are migrants or winter here, and 45 species are endemic. Some, like the Greater Flamingo and the Bahama race of the Cuban Parrot, can only be found in the wild on one or two of the islands.
Most of the breeding birds are part of the West Indian rather than North American avifauna, a fact that harkens back to the last Ice Age, when Andros was a mere five miles from what is now Cuba.
At Small Hope Bay Lodge, we have binoculars, bird lists, and great places for viewing which we are happy to show you in a guided tour or for you to explore on your own. Active Bird Watchers come from all over the world to see the best birds in the Bahamas especially our endemic birds like the Great Lizard Cuckoo and the Bahamas Oriole.