Sweet Spots: Salines d’Orient

Nestled between Le Galion and Orient Bay, this extensive wetland area features a large salt pond and many smaller ponds. There is no observation platform, but the mudflat areas can be accessed by foot. Just be very careful in the late winter and spring to avoid stepping on very camouflaged bird nests/eggs.

This area is relatively undisturbed and is perhaps the easiest place to see the tricolored heron and little blue heron, which are often hard to see on St. Martin. Ospreys often fish over the large pond in the winter as well.

If there’s a downside, its that this is a large area to cover on foot, especially in the sun. On the plus side, there are many little spots to explore!

Here are some shots from this location:

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