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Book cover: The Hummingbird of El Conquistador

The Hummingbird of El Conquistador

Reading Level:
Ages 8+

One day a black-chinned hummingbird selected a branch outside the El Conquistador Resort’s gift shop window to build her nest. By choosing that location, she invited the staff and guests into her world. Join in the exciting adventures of this amazing hummingbird.

Guam: Return of the Songs

Reading Level: Ages 8+

Dual Language: English and CHamoru

Introducing the brown treesnake to Guam destroyed many native animals in the island ecosystem. This book tells the story of that invasion and the return of Guam’s native birds, in both English and CHamoru.

Squirrels of the Sonoran Desert

Reading Level: Ages 5+

 If your little ones are curious about those borrowing, furry squirrels in your backyard or at your favorite park, Squirrels of the Sonoran Desert is a great introduction. It’s full of insightful information and wonderful illustrations by Anderson Atlas. Even if younger children don’t remember all of the scientific knowledge contained in this book, it’s important to start imprinting their brains with positive, educational, and interesting information about the world around them.

children's book cover about Curtis Curly-tail lizard and a hurricane in the Bahamas

Curtis Curly-tail is
Blown Away!

An Adventure Tale
For Readers Age 8+

Illustrations by
Monique Carroll

30 Pages

In the fourth book of the series, the very good friend, Curtis Curly-tail, joins Allison Andros Iguana to warn fellow iguanas on low-lying Beach Cay about a coming hurricane. They are vulnerable to the storm surge, high rainfall and the powerful winds. Their entire population could be wiped out by the storm!
In this story, as in real life, people come together to help each other, the animals
and the environment. Curtis Curly-tail is blown away by the storm. Grab a copy today and find out what happens to his iguana friends—and if Curtis makes it back home to his perfect den on Warderick Wells Cay.
This is a fun adventure for kids that teaches them
about weather science and ecosystems.

A brown book cover with illustrations of bahamian boa snakes

Tabby, the Five-Finger Fairy,
Ambassador for
Wildlife Conservation
in The Bahamas,
Introduces Us to Her
 Bahamian Boa Friends

Reading Level:
Ages 8+

Written in Rhyme
40 Pages

Wonderful Illustrations 
by Anderson Atlas
With A Facts and Photo
Page For Each Boa

Tabby, the Five-Finger Fairy, is a good friend to everyone she meets. After Cleo, a Bahamian Boa, rescues her in their first book, Tabby & Cleo: Unexpected Friends, Tabby tells us about the natural history of the often misunderstood endemic Bahamian Boas, which have an important place in Bahamian life.

For All Turtle Lovers!

Reading Level: Ages 6+

Written in Rhyme 45 Pages

Wonderful Illustrations of the Native Hickatee Turtle and Sea Turtles by Anderson Atlas

Learn all about the endemic Hickatee turtle who has so many troubles–well-meaning humans who throw them to their deaths into the ocean, cars that run over them, loss of land to lay their eggs, and cousins pushing them out.

Shows physical traits and the differences between these land-dwelling turtles and sea turtles that do reside in the ocean.

Make friends with the Hickatee today!

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Click Image to Hear “Don’t Call Me Turtle!”

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Meet Curtis Curly-tail at You Tube!

Come hear life from a lizard's point of view!


Brochure cover with illustration of a Rock Iguana


This free brochure teaches how to tell the difference between the endangered Rock Iguana and the invasive Green Iguana.
ALSO available: A brochure that shows the differences between Statia’s Iguana and the Green Iguana.
Use the Email Box on my Contact Page to contact me to obtain them.

Iguana Specialist Group

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International Reptile Conservation Foundation

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International Iguana Foundation

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