If you prefer to do your birdwatching from the water, grab your binoculars and give sea kayaking a chance. You can spot 18 species of birds found only in the Bahamas, according to Erica Gates of Kayak Nature Tours. Those include the Bahama Woodstar, which is a small hummingbird, and the Bahama Yellowthroat, a greenish-yellow warbler. Kayak Nature Tours’ six-hour jaunt takes you to Grand Bahama’s north shore and to Gold Rock Creek in 40-acre Lucayan National Park. You’ll learn how to slip in and out of your boat and how to stroke in a propeller-like fashion. Then off you go, deep into a mangrove forest and wetlands. Along the way, you’ll learn more about the ecology and history of the Bahamas.