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Rockland Pine Forest

National Park or Protected Area
Photo of Pine Forest. – Bahamas Ministry of Tourism/ The Nature Conservancy

The forest of Andros has a diverse variety of shrubs and hardwood and not only provides timber for boat builders and domestic construction, but also provides a home for a heterogeneous selection of birds.

Hardwood forests abutting expanses of freshwater marshes and globally-imperiled Rockland Pine are prime habitat for migratory songbirds, such as the Kirtland's Warbler, one of North America's rarest birds. Giant land crabs, the Bahamian Woodstar Hummingbird, the West Indian Whistling-duck and the Northern Bahamian Rock Iguana (listed as threatened with extinction) can all be found on the island.

Accessibility Notes

There is a boardwalk in some areas, but the general terrain is not ideal for persons who are in wheelchairs. Care should be taken by those with mobility impairments.

Pet Friendly Notes

Leashed pets are permitted, but should be controlled.

Recreational Opportunities

This area is great for bird watching and camping; it is recommended that you are accompanied by a local tour guide.

Hours

Seasons Accessible

Year Round

Pricing

None