EcoTourism / Birding
Is ecotourism the way you prefer to experience your journey?
Besides finding some of the world’s best fishing spots, shark diving, and scuba diving amidst the most colorful coral reefs, coves, and caves, you will find that there is also plenty of nature to explore on land and sky as well. The fragrant flower and fauna and migrant birds that make Bermuda a critical pit stop on transatlantic flights make Bermuda one of the best nature vacations.
Among those flowers are some potent healing powers, and not just because nature is one of the most powerful healing modalities known to humankind, but also because the passion flower vine, which is native to Bermuda, has been used as dietary supplement and topical treatment for centuries. Passion flower uses include anxiety, sleep, pain, heart rhythm regulation, menopause, ADHD, burns and hemorrhoids.
You can consider taking a deep a whiff of the aromatic and exotic flowers an exercise in presence. You can’t help but feel relaxed and pampered by Mother Nature. If smell is one of your favorite ways to take in nature, make sure you visit the Lili Bermuda Perfumery, where you find the finest fragrances on the planet, including custom crafted colognes and perfumes made from the local flora and fauna.
The passion flower is just one of 8,000 different species of flora and fauna that grace the landscape. The Bermuda palmetto, among other species of palm, enhance the subtropical ambiance, though there may be more magical places to explore, such as caves strewn with fern and mystical marshlands. Be sure to locate some of the few legacy Bermuda cedar trees, which dominated the land prior to its settlement.
Don’t be surprised by sightings of the Bermuda rock skink, or rock sink, the only native lizard. Bermuda is also host to various other reptile species, such as anoles and diamondback terrapins.
Enjoy nature by bike, horseback, scooter, or, of course, on your own two feet. If you visit in April and May, also plan to explore nature by boat to catch the humpback whale during its northward migration.
BIRDING IN BERMUDA
If you seek to experience a birding vacation, plan to visit from January to March. Over 360 species of birds have been recorded in Bermuda during the migration, but only 13 are actually native. Among them is the national bird, the Cahow, which is one of the rarest sea birds in the world. In fact, they were thought to have been extinct in the 1600s. Bermuda is the only place you have a chance to spot one of these extremely endangered birds, and it requires a permit, which we can help you obtain.
Does the challenge of spotting a rare, nearly extinct bird pique your interest? Give us a call today.
The Bermuda Longtail was the inspiration for our logo, if you notice. (And if you’re really astute, you may notice that the tail hooks around just like the archipelago.) If you spot one, you’ll probably spot thousands; these birds nest in flocks of 2,500 to 3,000!
If sound is how you like to experience your journey, keep your ears open for the melodic song of the White-Eyed Vireo. They’re fast, so be ready with your binoculars and camera for the challenge of capturing them still.
Let us set you up on the best birding tours through Bermuda’s nature reserves so that you can spy the Spotted Sandpiper, Common Moorhen, Eastern Bluebird, Green Heron, the Bermuda Night Heron, and the Black and White Warblers in the wild.
Participate in the 122nd National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count and make Bermuda history, perhaps even set a record!
Book a consultation today to experience the utmost ecotourism or birding vacation!