Amuseum Naturalis at The Old House
Amuseum Naturalis is a free museum of nature and heritage, and a great place to see birds.
The Amuseum is located on a hilltop surrounded by gardens and native trees and plants. Most of the birds that are found only in our area can be seen here: hummingbirds, the bananaquit, the Lesser Antillean bullfinch, the black-faced grassquit and more.
The Amuseum also features several exhibits about local birds. Find out which birds live only in the area. Learn about migratory birds that come to St. Martin. Hear bird calls and compare your arm span to the wingspan of a variety of local birds.
Enjoy several beautiful viewpoints overlooking the coast, ocean, and St. Barts. You can even take a 10 minute walk from the Amuseum down to two salt ponds with mangroves and a quiet beach. These protected wetland areas are excellent for seabird, shorebird and pond bird watching.
There aren’t any endemic species living only on St. Martin, but there are quite a few found primarily in the Lesser Antilles. All of these birds can be seen regularly around the Amuseum and its gardens. They include the green-throated carib hummingbird, the Lesser Antillean crested hummingbird and more.
Amuseum Naturalis is located at The Old House on the hill above Galion Beach between Orient Bay and French Quarter.
A guide is not necessary for this site, but Seagrape Tours does offer history, art, and hiking tours of St. Martin that include a stop at the Amuseum.