Cayman Brac Birding
Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands
Photo by J & C Sohns/age fotostock
Cayman Brac BirdingEven if you don’t consider yourself a birder, the call of Cayman Brac’s winged residents is impossible to resist. For starters, there are the ridiculously adorable—if regrettably named—brown boobies clustered along the coast, their yellow feet, black-and-white bodies, and quizzical expressions borderline cartoonish. Then there are the prismatic green, blue, and red Cayman Brac parrots—similar to but smaller than their Grand Cayman counterparts, and additionally distinguished by white foreheads and maroon belly blotches (for the best views, scan the treetops of the Brac Parrot Reserve in the early morning or late afternoon). Other lovable locals include the magnificent frigate birds (their actual name, though the descriptor is apt), terns, and white-tailed tropic birds.