During the winter months, birders can look for peregrine falcons . Other
top birding times are during the spring and winter migrations, in Febru-
ary and March, and November and December. Birders may spot any of 120
species, including the brown booby , Vitelline warbler , and the white-
tailed tropicbird .
The reserve is also a good destination for those interested in the flora and
fauna of the island. Thirty-eight plant species can be seen here; a two-mile
trail is open for self-guided hikes. Look for candlewood, mastic, wild ba-
nana orchid plants, and other exotic species along the trail.
Ecotourists don't want to miss the opportunity to take a guided tour with
local resident T.J. Sevik . These tours are free and can be customized to
your own interests, whether that includes bird watching, caving, or identi-
fying the island's flora. For arrangements contact Kenny Ryan or Mrs.
345-948-2651, fax 345-948-2506.
charming museum recalls the early history of this seafaring is-
land. Located in a building constructed in 1933 as a bank, and
later used as a customs office, treasury and, finally, post office, the mu-
seum houses ship building tools, photos, and even a replica of a turtle
schooner. An exhibit explains more about thatch-rope making, once a popu-
lar craft using the island's silver thatch palm fronds. The museum is open
Monday through Friday from 9-12 and 1-4 pm and on Saturday from 9-12.
The Brac , East Point. This sheer bluff is Cayman Brac's most notable fea-
ture and worth a visit by hikers and non-hikers alike. To reach the bluff, fol-
low the gravel road north off Ashton Reid Road, the island crossroad. The
gravel road runs six miles to a lighthouse. Free.
The Cayman Brac Museum , Stake Bay,