Birds of Blackbird Caye Resort: The Magnificent Frigatebird

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Blackbird Caye Resort is home to many species of birds and bird-watching is a favorite past-time for many guests. The Magnificent Frigate is a gorgeous bird that has some very unique characteristics. They’re sea birds and although it spends most of its time soaring over the ocean, it rarely lands or touches water. As they swoop down to catch their prey they do so very swiftly and their bill doesn’t even get wet for the most part. They’re extraordinarily agile fliers and also like to snatch food from others.

The Magnificent Frigatebird is a very large bird about 3 feet long and with an impressive wing span of over 7 feet. It is the only seabird where the male & female species look completely different. The courtship is a production show and takes place in groups. The male inflates his red gular sac, clatters his bills and quivers his long wings to attract females overhead. The female has a white throat & belly and is usually a bit larger than the male. Their breeding period is unusually long and the young are cared for by Mommy for over a year and only one egg is produced at a time.

They can mostly be found south of the United States but sometimes migrate north during the non-breeding season up to the coast of North Carolina.

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For those of you who want to get away, but just can’t leave your homes…

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For those of you who want to get away, but just can’t leave your homes…

How can your peaceful morning, incredible sunrise, and beautiful beaches get any better? For many the answer may be to get away but still enjoy the comfort of being at home. Now Blackbird has a new neighbor that you are just going to have to meet.

Perched just a few steps from our full service  resort, just north of the standard cabanas is the very unique Blackbird beach house. The beach house experience includes all amenities to make you feel home away from home! At the Blackbird beach house there is an incredible view of the picturesque reef in the front and the lagoon to the west. This is the perfect environment to host families and small groups. Our unique Blackbird Island home is a one of a kind home and the only one on the island available for rent.

 

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Bedrooms: 4 bedrooms, sleeps 5-8 persons.
Bedroom 1  –  Master room,  very spacious with a king bed, A/C inner wall unit, two night tables, shelving with hangers, a flat screen TV, and a fully equipped and adjoining bathroom.
Bedroom 2– Queen Bed, AC unit, two night tables with shelves.
Bedroom 3– Queen Bed, AC unit, two night tables with shelves.
Bedroom 4– Queen Bed, AC unit, two night tables with shelves.
Bedrooms 1, 2, & 3 share one more fully outfitted bathroom.
Bathrooms: 2
Kitchen & Dining
A fully outfitted kitchen with refrigerator, gas stove, and microwave, complete with closets, drawers and cupboards. Includes: glasses, pots, and other cooking utensils. Dine in the main house or outside on the verandah.
Living room
Large fully furnished open space living room complete with TV (Direct Tv service), stereo, DVD, phone and internet service.
Patio
There is a full length front and back patio with lounge chairs and tables, 2 BQ pits, large outdoor fan, solar lights in the sand.
Also included:
  • towels & linens (bath, kitchen, and beach towels)
  • golf cart
  • 3 meals daily
Contact us for pricing today!
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