- Fauna & Flora
Frigate Bird Sanctuary - located in the island's
northwestern lagoon and
is accessible only by boat. The sanctuary contains over 170 species of
birds and is home to over 5,000 frigate birds.
Report: Mashing it up in Antigua - August 2001. By Rob Fray of the
and Rutland Ornithological Society.
Trip Report, July 7 - 21, 1997. By Richard A Fuller &
Rebecca M Webb. The island
of Antigua is situated in the Caribbean Sea, at the northern tip of the
Lesser Antilles, with Anguilla and the US Virgin Islands to the north,
and Guadeloupe to the south. The idyllic Caribbean beaches are the primary
touristic attraction of Antigua. For the birder, Antigua holds no species
which cannot be found on other Lesser Antillean islands (e.g. Guadeloupe).
However, my girlfriend is a non-birder and we found this destination to
be ideal in that a relaxing beachy holiday can be combined with some relaxing
yet relatively productive all-round birding.
Trip Reports - a number of Antigua trip reports are available
Blake Maybank's "Birding the Americas - Trip Report and Trip Planning Repository".
Trip Reports - you can find Antigua trip reports on John
BirdTours website by following the Caribbean/Antigua link from the main