THE PROPERTY – Fruits, Flowers, and Birds

The property provides 3 acres of lush gardens and grounds with many different tropical plants. Coconut palms, sour orange trees, mangos, guavas, bananas, papayas sapodillas, Surinam cherries and Barbados cherries, just to name a few.

Something is always in bloom on the property. There are hibiscus in many colors, bougainvillea, jatropha, panama rose, beach daisies, allamanda, ixora, frangipani, orchids, and more. All bloom according to the season.

As you would expect, birds, both local and migratory, abound. Bahama Mockingbirds, White-crowned Pigeons, herons, certain warblers, Bananaquits and various seaside birds are almost always present, including Bob a night heron who frequents the pool. April and October are the best months to see migrating birds. Various warblers (including the rare Kirtland’s warbler), hummingbirds (Cuban emeralds and the much less common Bahama Woodstar), flycatchers along with many others migrate through. Serious bird watchers will want to check into birding tours offered on the main island of Abaco. The Abaco Parrot which nests in the ground on the south end of the big island of Abaco is the focus of many tours. Unfortunately, the Abaco Parrot does not nest near Green Turtle.