Birdwatcher’s paradise

You might not consider birdwatching as a sole reason to visit the Cayman Islands but Little Cayman is home to the largest red-footed booby colony in the western hemisphere with over 5,000 pairs breeding there each year.

Magnificent Frigate birds perched high atop a tree in Little Cayman.

Cayman Brac is the place to see fluffy brown booby chicks and magnificent frigate birds circle the skies of Grand Cayman.

Brown booby with chick, Cayman Brac.

In fact, it’s such a popular place for birders that we even had previous winner of the National Geographic’s wildlife photographer of the year Luke Massey and his team visiting the islands recently to capture some of these species on camera. Along with boobies you can expect to see parrots, pelicans, vitelline warblers and thick-billed vireos.

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