birdwatchingReader’s Digest Magazines Canada has named St. Maarten/ St. Martin in its “Ten Best Tropical Destinations for Bird Watchers.”  An article written by Susan Campbell describes St. Maarten/St. Martin as a, “…hot spot for migrating sea birds, the dual-nation island of St. Maarten and St. Martin has a burgeoning bird watching scene.  “Visitors to the annual Migratory Seabird Festival can enjoy guided tours to the island’s 164 species in a variety of locations via SeaGrape Tours and learn more about the birds through local environmental organisations like Les Fruit de Mer and the Nature Foundation.

The St. Maarten Tourist Bureau said it is “very pleased” with the publicity that the destination has received from Reader’s Digest travel section “Travel the World.”    “The free publicity that the destination is receiving is priceless and contributes to displaying the niches of the tourism sector and what else the island has to offer visitors besides sea, sand and sun,” the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau said.