Supposedly a few Swiftlets may survive at the tip of Guam. This area is
mostly a military base and there are also supposed to be a few Marianas
Crows hanging on there, but we didn't have access so can't report.
We were on Guam in 2008 and did see some land birds -- 2 Micronesian
Starlings (native) and lots of Black Drongos (introduced) and Philippine
Turtle Doves. There were also many good shorebirds in some wetlands, so all
in all not a bad day. We did not see any snakes; they are nocturnal.
Probably because of the lack of birds, there were an inordinate number of
butterflies (of only a couple of species) and large spiders on Guam.
The contrast between Guam and Saipan is huge -- the latter is filled with
birds, including some of the most beautiful. Hope the snake does not gain a