East of Mt. Hartman National Park, in southwest Grenada, is the Woburn Bay Marine Protected Area (MPA). Between 2009 and 2013, the Grenada Fund for Conservation actively organized and engaged community groups within and adjacent to this MPA to increase community engagement and stewardship in mangrove conservation actions.
At this location, and another in Calivigny, sustainably-built viewing platforms have been erected by local people to facilitate ongoing research, educational opportunities, and public awareness-raising. Such structures stand as tangible monuments of the significant efforts made by local communities to embrace and protect their vital coastal resources.
Not only that, but the platform offers a great place from which to observe the wetlands and the birds below.
Woburn is easily accessed via the highway that runs along the southern coast of Grenada. A sign and the observation tower will also help let you know that you arrived.
The wetland is an excellent place to find migratory birds stopping to rest and feed, like this White-rumped Sandpiper.
Other key species that can be seen at Woburn are endemic Grenada Flycatchers, Ruddy Turnstones, Yellow-crowned Night-Herons, Mangrove Cuckoos, Belted Kingfishers, Semipalmated Plovers, Spotted Sandpipers, Stilt Sandpipers, Common Gallinules, and Ospreys.
Recent Bird Observations
The following is a list of bird observations at Woburn Bay Marine Protected Area that have been reported in the past 30 days to the eBird program. If no observations appear in the box, it is because nothing has been submitted recently. Remember, eBird is powered by you, the birdwatcher!
Click here to access all the observations that have been submitted for this site in the past.