BASICS: "Hummingbirds.....where is the person, I ask, who, on observing this glittering fragment of the rainbow, would not pause, admire, and turn his mind with reverence..." (J. J. Audubon).
This is a blog about my summer life at the Baiting Hollow Hummingbird Sanctuary, at my winter garden, Calypso, in the Bahamas, and aspects of life in general.
This private sanctuary is now permanently closed to the general public, as a result of a lawsuit brought by a neighbor. Only my friends and personal guests may visit (

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

We open either in the morning, from 9 to 12.30 (marked "am") or in the afternoon, from 3 to 6 (marked "pm"). WE ARE ALWAYS CLOSED FROM 12.30 TO 3. We occasionally open from 3 to sunset. Please respect the posted opening times scrupulously. All other information about the sanctuary, including directions, instructions, suggests, requests etc, are available at However, opening date/ time information posted at this blog is definitive. Remember that you visit entirely at your own risk: we are not insured, this is a nature sanctuary only, with no amenities. If you have questions please email me at
- Paul
Monday Aug 1 PM (3-6)
Tues Aug 2 PM
Wed Aug 3 am (9-12.30)/pm
Thu Aug 4 (am/pm)
Additional dates, extending throughout august, will be posted soon!

Info and Blog for the Baiting Hollow Hummingbird Sanctuary

I post on this blog up-to-date information about opening times (by appointment only - see above) and more generally about sanctuary happenings for the Baiting Hollow Hummingbird Sanctuary and Garden (see It's easier to update info here than at the BHHS website. I should probably post an image at this point. This picture was taken by David Karikas last year at the Sanctuary.

added in 7/31/ 2014: Please note that although we refer, rather pompously,  to our 3.4 acre property in Baiting Hollow as the Baiting Hollow Hummingbird Sanctuary (and Garden), it is really just the private backyard of our summer cottage, which we maintain in a natural state as a refuge for hummingbirds, and, in august, those who love them. The property is comprised of 2 soundfront lots. The sanctuary proper is confined to the west lot (which carries our 2 tiny cottages), while the east lot is maintained solely as a hummingbird garden.  Legally speaking if you go from the west lot to the east lot you are moving from the sanctuary to the garden, though of course you can see hummingbirds in both locations. You cannot enter the east lot except through a designated access point on the west lot, and you can do so only by permission, and if you are fit and wearing appropriate shoes.