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Over 120 species of birds have been sighted on Roatan is the Bay Islands. Forty are resident species, while the rest are migratory. The Yellow-Naped Parrot (an endangered species), different colored hummingbirds, Golden-Fronted Woodpeckers, Osprey, and the Great Tailed Grackle are regularly seen. Frequently seen migratory birds include Warblers, Vireos, Tanagers and Caribbean Sea birds such as the White Ibis, Brown Pelican, Frigate Bird and the Roseate Tern.
About 12 mammal species inhabit the islands including four species of bats, agoutis, rats, opossums and white tailed deer (very rare). Thirty-six species of amphibians are found, including endangered Hawksbill sea turtles species, crocodiles, six species of frogs, 15 species of lizards and 13 species of snakes. The Coral Snake is the only venomous one, but it is rarely seen and is so small that it has difficulty biting humans. There are no documented cases of a Coral snake biting a person in Roatan.
The tropical climate in the Bay Islands, a combination of warm temperatures and abundant rain, supports diverse ecosystems-mangroves, tropical forests, pine forests, and lowland marshes-which are home to a variety of animal species. Forest areas host huge Oak and Strangler Fig trees that in their upper branches support exotic species of bromeliads, ferns, and orchids. Pine forests extend from eastern Roatan to Guanaja. Christopher Columbus, when he landed there in 1502, dubbed Guanaja the “Island of Pines” because of the thick pine forests. Lowland mangrove forests are found throughout the islands and play an important role in protecting the coastal areas from storm and hurricane damage.