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R Pieters Philipsburg, St. Maarten Anytime English, Dutch
My name is Ronald and ever since a kid have loved nature, but especially birds. I moved from the Netherlands to Sint Maarten early 2010 after have travelled to many regions in the world, such as Southern Africa up to Zimbabwe, South-East Asia, Brazil, Northern America and now the Caribbean. I'd like to contribute to observado by monitoring observations in the Caribbean, keeping the database as sound as possible and by promoting Observado. I hooked up with local nature organisations such as EPIC and the Nature Foundation. See you around in the Caribbean.


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First Name Last Name Area Available Language


 

  Ilja Botha The whole Island Anytime English
 
Ilja from Seagrape Tours will take you on a half day tour visiting several fresh and salt ponds, mudflats, rocky and sandy coastlines and a dry and low forested area. During the tour you will encounter several endemic and other resident species, Spring and Autumn are also good for migratory species.

For more info on our tours go to seagrapetours.com/nature-trips-rates


St Martin’s seas and shore lines: Brown Pelican, Royal Tern, Least Tern, Magnificent Frigate Bird, Brown Booby…

St Martin’s wetlands: Wilson’s Plover, Black-necked Stilt, American Oystercatcher, Snowy Egret, Cattle Egret, Green Heron, Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Common Gallinule, Caribbean Coot, White-cheecked Pintail, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe...

St Martin’s bushes, trees and urban areas: Banana Quit, Black-faced Grass Quit, Yellow Warbler, Lesser Antillean Bullfinch, Antillean Crested Hummingbird, Green-throated Carib, Grey Kingbird, Carib Grackle, Pearly-eyed Thrasher, Caribbean Elaenia, American Kestrel, Zenaida Dove, Mangrove Cuckoo…

For a more elaborate listing of St Martin’s bird species including migratory ones go to seagrapetours.com/birdwatching

Please feel free to contact us for a birdwatching tour or for any questions you may have concerning birding on St Martin.

Ilja Botha
seagrapetours@gmail.com
http://seagrapetours.com
(+1 721) 5860297
Facebook: Seagrape Tours

List of Interests: 
Nature: birdwatching, photography, hiking, boating, snorkeling, kayaking, scuba diving
Travel: car, sailboat
Visit: outdoors, nature spot, beach, lake, ocean
Attend: theatre, cultural events, restaurants
Participate: nature related events

Just wanted to let you that my wife and I (along with three other folks) enjoyed a very productive 3-4 hours on St. Martin/Martin with Ilja Botha, of Seagrape Tours, as our guide. We saw 30 species in a 3.5-hour tour!
- RJamese

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