From Bananaquits to Boobies
A Photographic Gallery of the Wild Birds of Anguilla
de Jacqueline A Cestero
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Anguilla is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Miles of white powdery sand that can't be topped. With several ponds dotting the main island and a number of offshore islands and cays, a large number of birds make Anguilla their home for at least some part of the year. In particular, Dog Island has become an integral part of the breeding of seabirds throughout the Caribbean.
This book highlights just a few of the many species found on this tiny island paradise.
"Jackie" Cestero is an avid photographer and bird watcher. She first came to Anguilla in 1984 and fell in love with the quiet beauty of the island and the people who live here. Anguilla became her full time home in 1998. Jackie was a volunteer for The Anguilla National Trust Monthly Bird Monitoring Programme from 2007 to 2012. She served as Project Manager for the Dog Island Restoration Project from 2011 to 2012. In 2009 she published From Bananaquits to Boobies A Photographic Gallery of the Wild Birds of Anguilla, a 160 page full color photography book featuring many of Anguilla's bird species. As the creator and editor of The Salty Wing, she crafts a quarterly publication that highlights Anguilla's wetlands and wildlife. Jackie is also a regular contributor to "Anguilla Life" magazine and other periodicals that highlight the natural and cultural aspects of Anguilla.