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Anguilla

Common Ground Dove Columbina passerina ©Steven Holt Website

Anguilla is a British overseas territory in the Caribbean, one of the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles. It consists of the main island of Anguilla itself, approximately 26 km (16 miles) long by 5 km (3 miles) wide at its widest point, together with a number of much smaller islands and cays with no permanent population. The island's capital is The Valley. The total land area of the territory is 102 km² (39.4 square miles), with a population of approximately 13,500 (2006 estimate).

Anguilla is a flat, low-lying island of coral and limestone in the Caribbean Sea, east of Puerto Rico. The soil is generally thin and poor, supporting only scrub vegetation. Anguilla is noted for its spectacular and ecologically important coral reefs. Apart from the main island of Anguilla itself, the territory includes a number of other smaller islands and cays, mostly tiny and uninhabited.

Anguilla has a tropical though rather dry climate, moderated by northeast trade winds. Temperatures vary little throughout the year. Average daily maxima range from about 27 °C (80 °F) in December to 30 °C (86 °F) in July. Rainfall is erratic, averaging about 90 cm (35 in) per year, the wettest months being September and October, and the driest February and March. Anguilla is vulnerable to hurricanes from June to November, peak season August to mid-October.

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Number of Species

Number of bird species: 155

National Bird: Zenaida Dove Zenaida aurita

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The Birds of the West Indies

By Herbert Raffaele, James Wiley, Orlando Garrido, Allan Keith & Janis Raffaele Helm Field Guides Sept 2003 Paperback RRP ?16.99p
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ISBN: 0713654198

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CloudBirders was created by a group of Belgian world birding enthusiasts and went live on 21st of March 2013. They provide a large and growing database of birding trip reports, complemented with extensive search, voting and statistical features.

2000 [02 February] - Julian Hughes

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This report is the result of a one month trip to Anguilla in January and February 2000. The purpose of the visit was to identify potential Important Bird Areas (IBAs) as part of BirdLife International`s Americas conservation programme and to produce the first country checklist for Anguilla, on behalf of the Anguilla National Trust…

2005 [02 March] - Tim Male

Report

This is a brief summary of a one week trip to Anguilla between March 12 to 19, 2005. We were also in Anguilla between February 14 and 19, 2004 and observations from 2004 are noted. /Features/anguil2.html . Totals reported are for the highest total count on any visit…

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Anguilla Hotel Guide

Accommodation

Anguilla has a wide range of hotels, resorts and guest houses, from five-star legends like Cap Juluca to charming local inns like Lloyd`s. And many vacation villas too. This service of the Anguilla Local News groups accommodations by price, based on the lowest double rate in the high season. Hotels also have specials and greatly reduced rates in the low season (April 15 to Dec 14); and prices do change over time. Be sure to visit the hotel`s web site and inquire about exact pricing.

Lloyd's Guest House

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More like a Bed and Breakfast than a hotel. The rooms are spotless, but small…

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Anguilla National Trust

The Anguilla National Trust (ANT) was established in 1993 to act as custodian of Anguilla`s heritage, preserving and promoting the island`s natural environment and its archaeological, historical and cultural resources for present and future generations.

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Birding on Anguilla

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This report is the result of a one month trip to Anguilla in January and February 2000. The purpose of the visit was to identify potential Important Bird Areas (IBAs) as part of BirdLife International`s Americas conservation programme and to produce the first country checklist for Anguilla, on behalf of the Anguilla National Trust.

Sombrero Island

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Welcome to the web-site of the Island of Sombrero. Sombrero is an offshore possession of the British colony of Anguilla, which lies in the Caribbean Sea. This little island is proposed to be a rocket-launch site for Beal Aerospace. We are concerned about these plans.

A Field Guide to Anguilla's Wetland

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A new book was published on June 5, 1998, with information about Anguilla's ponds. This is a field guide, so there are maps, pictures of the bird species you may see, botanical notes of the flora, directions to find the many ponds, and room for you to make Field Notes and record your bird sightings…

Birds of Anguilla

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The island of Anguilla is blessed with a timeless desert-island feel, the type you’d be kinda alright with washing up on shore as a castaway (especially if were able to live at one of its luxury resorts).…

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