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Philipsburg, St. Maarten
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.
If you contact a professional Birdingpal guide you must be prepared to pay a fee for guiding services.
The whole Island
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.
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