Great Bird Island
Great Bird Island
GREAT BIRD ISLAND ~ ANCHORAGE ~ ANTIGUA ~ Best UAV Drone Caribbean ~ WeBeYachting.com/Saint Peter, Antigua and Barbuda/This video is of the beautiful anchorage of Great Bird Island. This tiny islet lying almost three kilometers north-east of Antigua. Measuring just 20 acres (81,000 m2), smaller than most city parks, it is the only place on Earth where you can see an Antiguan racer (Alsophis antiguae) in the wild. The entire world population of this snake lives on the island. Named by sailors who were amazed at the number of birds that they found living and nesting there, Great Bird Island is a miniature paradise. As well as being the last refuge of the Antiguan racer, it is also home to a variety of other endangered creatures including the rare lizard Ameiva griswoldi, brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis), West Indian whistling ducks and red-billed tropicbirds (Phaethon aethereus). Luckily for the snake, there are no mongooses on the island, although hundreds of black rats lived there until recently. The island is currently privately owned by an American businessman. Approach the island in good lighting as the area is maze of shallow reefs. DISCLAIMER We do our best in trying to describe accurately, we cannot verify the exact facts of everything we publish. This posting may contain Information, facts, speculation or rumor. We find images from the inter web that are believed to belong in the public domain or we have acquired the usage rights from the rightful owner. If any facts, stories or photos/images that appear on in this video are in violation of copyright laws, please email to WeBeYachting@yahoo.com and we will remove/mast the offending section as soon as possible. Kindest regards Capt Eric We are always glad to hear your comments and cheers from the IGY Simpson Bay Marina in Sint Maarten. Filmed by Annie & Captain Eric Bergeron Edited on Final Cut Pro X on Mac Camera: DJI Osmo, Nikon S9900, Phantom 3 Professional, GoPro 4 Black & DJI Inspire 1 Music By: Royalty free music Facebook: Annie Eric WeBeYachting Website: http:/www.WeBeYachting.com All our videos are © all rights reserved and are not to be used without our written consent/permission.