Seabirds are often referred to as the All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) of the animal kingdom. They can soar in the skies for weeks on end, walk on land, dive more than twenty meters, and swim amongst the largest predators in the ocean. Seabirds are long-lived, some reaching up to seventy years old, and most mate for life. They typically return to the same islands each year for nesting, but spend the majority of their lives at sea and are found in all corners of the earth.
Unlike many other types of birds seabirds live relatively secret lives, which is why they love to return to the remote, uninhabited islands in the Grenadines archipelago. Worldwide, seabirds have declined by approximately seventy percent. Until recently, very little was known about the populations of seabirds in this region, and many important seabird nesting islands continue to exist without formal protection.
The Grenadines represents one of the last safe havens for seabirds in the Lesser Antilles, which is why tens of thousands of birds are present here each year. As the first and only seabird-specific tour in the Grenadines, we hope to bring attention to these magnificent animals so they can continue to thrive in the Grenadines in future generations.