Readers Digest published their Top 10 of Tropical Destinations for bird watchers and St. Maarten/St. Martin scored the number 8th spot.
The article states: “Bird watching on holiday—or “avitourism” as it’s now known in the travel industry—is big business. Whether you’re a seasoned birder, or can’t tell a Blue-footed Booby from a Bananaquit, here are the top tropical destinations for bird watchers to indulge their hobby”
8. St. Maarten/St. Martin
“A hot spot for migrating sea birds, the dual-nation island of St. Maarten and St. Martin has a burgeoning bird watching scene. Visitors to the annual Migratory Seabird Festival can enjoy guided tours to the island’s 164 species in a variety of locations via SeaGrape Tours, and learn more about the birds through local environmental organizations like Les Fruit de Mer and the Nature Foundation. You won’t need your binoculars to spot St. Maarten’s national bird, the Brown Pelican—it can be found on every beach!”