29 June 2012 by Luke McCormick
Anse Chastanet luxury resort in St Lucia has recently announced a series of events that are sure to please Britain's 3 million "Twitchers".
Guests staying at Anse Chastanet between 01-15 September will have the opportunity to partake in special bird watching events hosted by Martyn Kenefick, a Caribbean based ornithologist and bird book author, as he takes up residence at the resort.
Whilst Anse Chastanet offers bird watching year round, a specialist programme has been created for avid bird watchers, including one full day and two half day island excursions to bird watching sites off the resort property, and a half day whale watching trip, in addition to personally guided 2-3 hour-long bird watching estate tours and daily talks led by Mr Kenefick.
Anse Chastanet resort sits in an idyllic spot on St Lucia's south western coast and encompasses 600 lush tropical acres including the historical French Colonial plantation of Anse Mamin with excellent, easily accessible bird watching opportunities right on the resort property.
In addition, there are bird watching locations on other parts of the island such as: the general Piton area on the Maria Islands, Quilesse Forest Reserve, and on the island's East Coast.