In Abaco, you have the chance to see many varieties of birds, some are endemic to Abaco, some migrate here in the winters or summers, and some have made Abaco their home due to a variety of reasons, including hurricane displacement.
Over 300 species of birds (as woodpeckers, waterfowl, parrots, hummingbirds, kingfishers, flamingos etc…) have been recorded from the Bahamas (including migrants).
Over 14 species of seabirds breed in the Bahamas but their preferred habitats of isolated cays with steep cliffs or rocky shorelines, and with low vegetation near to deep water, showing how important the northern of islands are for their population.
The Bahamas’ islands are of great importance to wetland birds, but their usage of individual wetland sites varies seasonally and between years depending on weather and local conditions. This suggest that a network of protected wetland sites is critical to the long-term viability of the nation’s waterbird populations. Large numbers of migratory shorebirds use these wetlands as stop-over sites and a wintering grouds, as do ducks and significant numbers of resident egrets and herons and others species. More and more attention is being paid to critical sites and habitats as well as the species themselves.