West Caicos, North Caicos, South Caicos
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The West Indian Flamingo (also known as the American Flamingo or the Caribbean Flamingo) is seen on all of the main islands in the Turks and Caicos.
The absolute best place in the Turks and Caicos to see flamingos is Lake Catherine on West Caicos, followed by Flamingo Pond Overlook on North Caicos and the salt ponds and Salinas on South Caicos.
The regions on Providenciales where you’re most likely to spot a flamingo are the remote west coast protected areas of Northwest Point Pond Nature Reserve and the Frenchmans Creek and Pigeon Pond Nature Reserve. However, the only access into these expansive and secluded areas is by poor-condition unpaved roads.
Of the easily-accessible areas of Providenciales; flamingos are occasionally seen at the interior pond near the southern Leeward entrance gate, at Flamingo Lake near Turtle Tail, and on the ponds at the golf course.
There are countless ponds and wetlands on North and Middle Caicos, and flamingos are occasionally seen at almost every such site. It’s simply hit or miss whether they’ll be there or not.
Grand Turk and Salt Cay at times have a flamboyance or two of flamingos in the Salinas.
If you’re looking to photograph flamingos, the best conditions are found on South Caicos. Here, the majestic wading birds are a little less skittish than those in the remote ponds, and the salina walls allow for an easier approach.