I enjoy hosting visitors to our island, sharing my passion for nature, and introducing them to the amazing wildlife found here.
It was reported in 1949 that several unique animal species had been found in Inagua—and not seen anywhere else—including a fast moving fresh water turtle, several breeds of duck, a hummingbird peculiar to Inagua, and a new genus of lizard.
The reserve encompasses 4,940 acres of an enclosed tidal creek on the northwest shore of Great Inagua. It serves as a captive research site for sea turtles, especially the Green Turtle, to protect the habitat where they lay their eggs.
National Bird of The Bahamas, West Indian Flamingos live in the Great Inagua National Park, comprising almost half the island. Wetland sites created during salt production have made this the largest nesting ground for those birds in the Western Hemisphere.
With over 140 species of birds, Inagua is a bird-watcher's paradise. Migrating, resident and endemic species include the rare Bahama Parrot, West Indian whistling duck, Kirtland's warbler, and a rare species of heron on Little Inagua.