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Corn Islands, Nicaragua (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Corn Islands, Nicaragua

Map of Corn Islands, Nicaragua

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The Corn Islands are a pair of islands offshore from Nicaragua in the Caribbean. The islands are heavily impacted by residents, their dogs, and tourists. The ocean near the islands is rich in Lobster and even a few coral reefs persist.


Mexico to Panama

2/12/2009: We arrived at the airport on Big Corn Island which was more or less overrun by people and their dogs. We stayed there for only a couple of hours waiting for the boat to Little Corn Island. Little Corn Island was even more overrun by humanity, but at least there were not cars.

We stayed for three nights mostly because of the cost of getting out here. I liked the buildings made from the piles of beach trash. This is the complete species list from the 3 days on the islands.

Previous Visit (La Tigra: 2/10/2009)
Next Visit (Granada: 2/15/2009)

Species Recorded (15)

Birds ( 15 )

Frigatebirds ( Fregatidae )
Magnificent Frigatebird - Fregata magnificens

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Little Blue Heron - Egretta caerulea
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - Nyctanassa violacea

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Killdeer - Charadrius vociferus

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Spotted Sandpiper - Actitis macularius
Ruddy Turnstone - Arenaria interpres

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Royal Tern - Thalasseus maximus

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
White-crowned Pigeon - Patagioenas leucocephala

Cuckoos ( Cuculidae )
Smooth-billed Ani - Crotophaga ani

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
Ringed Kingfisher - Megaceryle torquata

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Purple Martin - Progne subis

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Setophaga coronata
Tropical Parula - Setophaga pitiayumi

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Great-tailed Grackle - Quiscalus mexicanus


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