The Bahamas covers a huge area in the western Caribbean and the archipelago has over 700 islands and thousands of small cays. There are three stellar locations for bird watching in the Bahamas; Grand Bahama, Andros Island, and the Abacos. I only mention these three because they are easily accessible. Cruisers who sail or motor through the islands will see places that most tourists will never get to see. Sightings of more than 300 species have been reported, and of those 45 are endemic, 169 spend the winter, and 109 breed in the islands. Two species of bird have only been seen on a couple of the islands, the Greater Flamingo, and the Bahama race of the Cuban Parrot.