At Bonefish Bay we have Piping Plovers nesting on the front of the beach and Night Hawks nesting on the back side. We have Bahama Swallows nesting in the boat lift, and the Night Herons and Green Herons nesting in the mangroves. If you are lucky you can see the Limpkin with its little black chick running thru the bushes and mangroves.
Andros is uniquely situated for the migrating bird traffic that comes thru twice a year from September to April. It has huge pine tree forests with underlying palmetto palms, hard wood coppice and hundreds of miles of coastline habitat, a smorgasbord for the weary traveler or a perfect place to settle down somewhere warm for the winter.
The West side of Andros has a large breeding population of endangered West Indian Flamingos. Andros has winter breeding populations of the endangered Kirtland Warbler and the Piping Plover and the endemic Bahamian Oriole, very few of these birds left, but they can be found on Andros if you look. Our beach has a significant breeding /nesting population of Piping Plovers every year (there are estimated to be only a few thousand left).
Each different type of habitat has some winter guest. On the rocky cays protected from predators by the ocean, we find the sea birds, all of the Terns, the Least, Royal and Sooty as well as the Skimmers and Oyster Catchers. On the shore we have the Pipers and Plovers, all of the Herons, the Blue, Tri-colored, Green, Night Herons, and the Egrets.
Andros is the home of many endemic birds to the Bahamas like the Wood Star Humming bird, the Nuthatch, the Bahamas Swallow and the Bahamian Oriole. These are the “Real Treasures".