Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
Erika Gates was born in Germany and has lived in the Bahamas since 1969. She owns and operates Garden of the Groves and Grand Bahama Birders' B&B (both of which are on the CBT!) as well as Grand Bahama Nature Tours. Erika is the author of many bird publications, as well as Natives of the Bahamas: A Guide to Vegetation and Birds of Grand Bahama, and has received awards for her work from the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and BirdsCaribbean. Through her tour company, Erika offers kayaking, snorkeling, biking, hiking, jeep, and birdwatching tours which all share fun facts on the flora, fauna, history, and culture of the islands.