I enjoy hosting visitors to our island, sharing my passion for nature, and introducing them to the amazing wildlife found here.
Inagua is the southernmost island in The Bahamas and actually consists of two separate islands, Great Inagua Island and Little Inagua Island. Both are known for their natural surroundings and act as great destinations for ecotourists. Great Inagua is the third largest island in The Bahamas, stretching 20 miles long and 55.19 miles wide, with the Inagua National Park covering 45% of the island. The Park is home to over 80,000 West Indian Flamingos, the Bahama parrot, and other pelicans, ducks and hummingbirds found nowhere else in The Bahamas. Little Inagua Island is a protected habitat for endangered sea turtles, and features a vast reef that prevents boaters and sailors from getting too close to its shores. Over 30 square miles of the island are uninhabited by locals.
Several unique animal species — not seen anywhere else — were discovered on the island in 1949. They included a fast-moving fresh-water turtle, several different breeds of duck, a hummingbird, and a new type of lizard.
Mangroves surround this enclosed tidal creek, encompassing 4,940 acres on the northwest shore of Great Inagua. It is a natural habitat where Green and Hawksbill turtles lay their eggs, and provides a captive site for sea turtle research.
National Bird of The Bahamas, they live in the Great Inagua National Park, covering almost half the island. The wetland sites of salt production make this the largest nesting ground for flamingos in the Western Hemisphere.
Inagua is a bird-watcher's paradise, with over 140 species of migrating, resident, and endemic species, including the Bahama Parrot, West Indian whistling duck, Kirtland'swarbler, and a rare species of heron found on Little Inagua.