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    Spratly Islands Bird Watching

    by Ekahau Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Swallow Reef first and formost has no swallows -- I know i looked but it does have at least five species of seabird that nest on the reef they are Black naped terns, Sooty terns, Great Crested terns Noddys and Brown boobies) about 5000 of them nesting at one time. the Nesting Birds are on the West side of the Island and should be approched early in the Am or late afternoon because the hot midday sun is so hot that if the birds flu away in fear from the neast the chick could be harmed.

    There are lots of other Birds that use th islands they are

    Common Kingfisher

    Lesser Frigatebird

    Cattle Egret

    Reef Egret

    Little Green Heron

    White Tail Tropic Bird

    Estuarine birds

    Black Wing Stilt

    Common Sandpiper

    Mongolian Plover

    Ruddy Turnstone



    Dark-sided Flycatcher

    Forest Wagtail

    Yellow Wagtail

    Arctic Warbler

    Redwing Blackbird


    Grey Faced Buzzard


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    Diving the Spratlys

    by Ekahau Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The D Wall -- Amazing clear water unlimited visibility in this sheer vertical drop off starts at a about 2 meters and doesn’t end until it hits the bottom 2 kilometers later. A small ledge can be found at 35 meters where leopard sharks are often seen. The wall is soft corals, sponges and gorgonians with large schooling fish everywhere and one of the worlds great spots for hammerheads. This is simply an amazing and totally awesome dive!


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