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For those who prefer to keep their feet on the ground the Bahamas offers some wonderful bird-watching. Most islands shelter a fairly wild interior where you can find hundreds of different species of birds among the palm savannas and primeval forest. There are dozens of reserves: Great Inagua is best for bird watching, and at Inagua National Park you may see the world's largest flock of West Indian flamingo. Other exciting bird-watching spots include Abaco National Park; Man-O-War Cay, off the Abaco Islands; the area around Love Hill, on the northeastern coast of North Andros; and Armbrister Creek, just north of New Bight on Cat Island.

Many migrating birds come to the Bahamas only at specific times of the year, mainly in the autumn and the winter (September to February), so if there is a particular bird you would like to see it's best to find out in advance when the bird might be seen in the Bahamas. The islands are a very popular roosting spot for many different kinds of birds, and are also used as a stop-over for some birds on their way further north or south. Waterfowl and wading bird types are the most common on the islands, including egrets, herons, Bahama pintails, ruddy ducks and Caribbean coots.