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

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.


  1. Hi Paul,

    My wife and I would like to come by this Sunday AM session.
    How can I get waiver?
    It appears that today's waiver is for today and space is limited.
    How can I reserve space for Sunday?
    Do we need 2 waivers?

    Kindest Regards,
    Nick Taverna
    Amateur Ornithologist

    Sent from my iPad

    1. Nick - only just saw your comment, you chose a very old post. I beleive you now have your waiver. - paul