Bird Island is located near the Blue Hole in the Grotto in northeastern Saipan Island. It gets its name because of the many birds who call it home. Bird Island is very beautiful. However, because it is a protected area, visitors generally are not allowed on the island. Visitors can look out on Bird Island from the scenic overlook which also has bird-watching binoculars available so you take a closer look at the many beautiful birds on the island. At low tide, it is also possible to get a bit closer to Bird Island. In addition to bird watching, this is an excellent place from which to enjoy the sunrise. As the light of the distant sun gradually colors the sky and sea, the scenery is magnificent. In the darkness of night, this is the place to go if you want to stargaze out into our brilliant galaxy.