The St. Giles Rocks (seen from Flagstaff Hill)

In 1968, the proprietor of Charlotteville Estate presented a group of large rocks, also known as the "Melvills" to the Government of Trinidad and Tobago for the establishment of a wild-life sanctuary. The largest of these rocks, situated abut 1/2 mille off the north-east coast, is the St. Giles Island. It is one of the most important seabird breeding grounds in the South-west Caribbean and some of the birds to be found there are Noddy Terns, Brown Boobies, Red-Footed Boobies, Red-Bill Tropic Birds, White Birds and Frigate Birds. Several other species of seabird feed and nest on the island.