Birding in Paradise - Salt Cay

UK-based non-government organisation, the UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum, has for over 20 years been involved in projects in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Together with the Turks and Caicos National Museum and local botanist, Bryan Naqqi Manco, they have produced this booklet which describes where to see birds and view some of the other natural and cultural heritage features on Salt Cay.

Proceeds from each download will go towards conservation of the wildlife and habitats in these special places.

The full set includes guides to Providenciales, Middle & North Caicos, Grand Turk and Salt Cay.

The booklets describes where to go birding in Salt Cay and where to view some of the other heritage features. The book contains 48 pages, with full colour maps and photos and in addition:
  • Forewords by the TCI Director of Environment and Maritime Affairs (Kathleen McNary Wood) and the TCI Director of Culture (David Bowen).
  • Note about supporting conservation of the natural and cultural heritage.
  • Introduction about the purpose and nature of the booklet.
  • Practical information about getting there, facilities and other sources of information etc.
  • Heritage and wildlife tours around various parts of the island, in total covering most of the island. On most islands, this is a driving route (with some optional bits of walking) linked to the map.
  • Maps of the island, showing recommended routes and main features.
  • Sections on visiting some special features of each island.
  • Fully illustrated section on the water-birds, land-birds, and sea-birds of each island are either integrated in the tour or included as separate sections.
  • A little section on simple geology, which helps understand the landscape.
  • A section on geography and history.
Whether you are downloading this as a travel companion or you are interested in island natural history, we hope you enjoy the digital version of this booklet. [Hard copies are available at: or on island at the Turks and Caicos Museum]

Review by MC July 2014:

I am very impressed with them; the production, design, layout and printing etc is first class!
I will find the maps particularly useful, as they are the most detailed I have come across. I also will enjoy the history, geography and heritage tours sections, as well as learning more about the birds themselves.
Congratulations to UKOTCF and the TCI National Museum on a wonderful set of Guides!

UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum 
Turks and Caicos National Museum