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St. Lucia, Lesser Antilles

Millet Bird Sanctuary Trail

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Today: 8:30am-3:00pm
This Week
Sunday:Closed
Monday:8:30am-3:00pm
Tuesday:8:30am-3:00pm
Wednesday:8:30am-3:00pm
Thursday:8:30am-3:00pm
Friday:8:30am-3:00pm
Saturday:Closed
Cost: $9.25 USD (25.00 XCD)

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Book in advance with the St. Lucia Forestry Department to gain access to this nature trail, which is home to several delicate tropical plants and animals in addition to bird life. This breathtaking natural preserve is strictly guarded by the local authorities, and access is carefully controlled.

More than 30 species of birds inhabit Millet Forest, including some migratory species. Wild orchids, which are not native to the island but were thought to have been blown to the Caribbean from Africa via the trade winds, are also abundant in these verdant woods. The way to the trailhead is also idyllic, featuring a journey through traditional villages and banana plantations.

Utrip Tips

*You must call in advance to get permission from the Forestry Department in order to access this trail (Forestry Department number is +1 758 468 5645). Guides will be available if you call in advance (hiking the trail with a bird watching guide costs 75 EC dollars or 30 US dollars).

*The trail head is approximately 20 minutes from Marigot Bay.

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