The Cayman Islands is home to an array of native birds and during peak season, the islands play host to over 200 other species. Seven protected sanctuaries exist here too. On Cayman Brac, a 180-acre parrot reserve allows you a glimpse of the endangered Brac Parrot. Others commonly spotted are Tricoloured Herons, Common Moorhen, Green Herons, Black-Necked Stilts, American Coots, Blue-winged Teal, Cattle Egrets and rare West Indian Whistling Ducks. Little Cayman has the largest colony of Red-footed Boobies in the Western Hemisphere. A close relative of the Atlantic Gannet, these remarkable birds may fly up to 125 km in a single day on a fishing trip, and then 125 km back home again, and can be away for more than 12 hours.