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West Dog National Park

West Dog National Park

British Virgin Islands
(284) 494-2069
bvinpt@bvinationalparkstrust.org
Established in 1974    |    Area: 24 acres Nestled amongst a cluster of islands known as The Dogs west of Virgin Gorda; West Dog is surrounded by Great Dog, George Dog, East and West Seal Dogs and Cockroach Island. The rugged volcanic islands rises abruptly out of the sea, with steep cliffs offerinf an ideal habitat for nesting seabirds such as bridled terns (Sterna anaethetus), Sooty terns (S. Fuscata), red-billed Tropicbirds (Phaethon aethereus) and endangered Roseate Terns (S. dougallii). These seabirds often form colonies on isolated offshore cays, where the threat of predators is reduced and they can nest safely on the ground. There is a threat of nest abandonment when seabirds are distrubed, so birdwatchers are advised to view these birds from the sea. The waters around The Dogs possess a variety of dive and snorkel sites, with an abundunce of fish and colourful coral reefs. Divers can explore the submerged pinnacles of Tow Rock, Van Ryan's Rock, Joe's Cave, Wall-to-Wall and the Flintstones and use the NPT mooring buoys.
Established in 1974    |    Area: 24 acres Nestled amongst a cluster of islands known as The Dogs west of Virgin Gorda; West Dog is surrounded by Great Dog, George Dog, East and West Seal Dogs and Cockroach Island. The rugged volcanic islands rises abruptly out of the sea, with steep cliffs offerinf an ideal habitat for nesting seabirds such as bridled terns (Sterna anaethetus), Sooty terns (S. Fuscata), red-billed Tropicbirds (Phaethon aethereus) and endangered Roseate Terns (S. dougallii). These seabirds often form colonies on isolated offshore cays, where the threat of predators is reduced and they can nest safely on the ground. There is a threat of nest abandonment when seabirds are distrubed, so birdwatchers are advised to view these birds from the sea. The waters around The Dogs possess a variety of dive and snorkel sites, with an abundunce of fish and colourful coral reefs. Divers can explore the submerged pinnacles of Tow Rock, Van Ryan's Rock, Joe's Cave, Wall-to-Wall and the Flintstones and use the NPT mooring buoys.